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"Right to Link" In the News

From: Appelquist Daniel (UK) <Daniel.Appelquist@telefonica.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2013 08:53:23 +0100
To: www-tag <www-tag@w3.org>, Wendy Seltzer <wseltzer@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CE548E83.2650E%daniel.appelquist@telefonica.com>
Related to the TAG's work on publishing and linking on the Web, I read the
following with some alarm in this morning's paper:

http://nyti.ms/17Qdf8H


#RightToLink is trending on Twitter in relation to this.

Wendy – the TAG made an attempt to tackle this space in order to provide
fodder for a "friend of the court" document for cases such as this. The
result was the following:

http://www.w3.org/TR/publishing-linking/


…which unfortunately did not go far enough (in my view) in articulating a
connection between linking and freedom of expression.

In this case reported in the NY Times, considering the "chilling effect"
of the legal restriction of linking, does it make sense for W3C to weigh
in, and if so could we adapt some of the thinking in this document to do
so, from a perspective of clarifying Web architecture.

Thanks,
Dan Appelquist
TAG Co-Chair

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