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Re: Arrested - re: TAG ISSUE-25 deep linking

From: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2011 13:31:01 -0500
To: Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>
Cc: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>, Jonathan Rees <jar@creativecommons.org>, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, TAG List <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1299695461.1954.4382.camel@dbooth-laptop>
On Wed, 2011-03-09 at 12:58 -0500, Noah Mendelsohn wrote:
> On 3/9/2011 12:46 PM, Larry Masinter wrote:
[ . . . ]
>  >  What I remember is:
>  >
>  > * the TAG would not issue legal opinions
> 
> I'm not sure we made a long term commitment, but I personally don't think 
> we are competent to issue such opinions, certainly not without first 
> getting the advice of counsel.  What we can do, and might wish to do here, 
> is to explain to those who do work with the law how the Web is designed, 
> and what some of the technical, architectural, and to the extent we are 
> competent to judge, social implications are of using or prohibiting use of 
> various Web mechanisms.

Agreed.  And in some cases that could certainly include filing a "friend
of the court" document to help *inform* the court's decision making.  


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