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Re: "Right to Link" In the News

From: Ashok Malhotra <ashok.malhotra@oracle.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:07:03 -0400
Message-ID: <523B5967.5080306@oracle.com>
To: "Martin J. Dürst" <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
CC: "Appelquist Daniel (UK)" <Daniel.Appelquist@telefonica.com>, www-tag <www-tag@w3.org>, Wendy Seltzer <wseltzer@w3.org>
Hi Martin:
I was able to fix the link to the Jennifer Kyrmin article in the blog:
All the best, Ashok
On 9/16/2013 3:05 AM, "Martin J. Dürst" wrote:
> Hello Ashok,
> On 2013/09/16 1:29, Ashok Malhotra wrote:
>> Hi Dan:
>> For some reason I cannot find the article even though I have a NY Times
>> subscription!
>> Could you send the title of the article so that I could search for it?
>> The blog I wrote about Linking
>> http://malhotrasahib.blogspot.com/2013/07/linking-and-law.html
>> goes a bit further in making the analogy between linking and free speech.
> I had a look at your blog. At one point, it says
> >>>>
> Jennifer Kyrmin, in The Legalities of Linking -- Web Links and the Law says “There have been one or two cases in the United States that imply that the act of linking without permission is legally actionable, but these have been overturned every time they come up.”
> >>>>
> but the link behind "The Legalities of Linking -- Web Links and the Law" doesn't work. Can you fix it?
> Regards,   Martin.
>> This work stalled because we did not get a clear idea of the message the
>> W3C wanted to send and
>> the form it should be sent. If we can get some direction on this, I'm
>> happy to do more work on it.
>> All the best, Ashok
>> On 9/10/2013 3:53 AM, Appelquist Daniel (UK) wrote:
>>> 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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