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legal position paper - 'Hijack on the Road to Xanadu'
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- Subject: legal position paper - 'Hijack on the Road to Xanadu'
- From: Joseph Osako <scholr@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2000 08:04:31 -0800
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I was wondering if anyone else had seen this:
It is a legal dissertation on copyrights from a February of last year,
entitled, "Hijack on the road to Xanadu: The Infingement of Copyright in
HTML Documents via Networked Computers and the Legitimacy of Browsing
Hypermedia Documents". I ahven't read it through yet, but it seems to hold
that technical approaches to copyright law, or at least the so-called
'copyright management systems' being used with HTML, are unworkable.
In addition to the title, the introductory paragraph gives a brief mention
of Xanadu, and describes vaguely how it differs from WWW. It isn't entirely
accurate, but it does acknowledge that flaws in the HTML based systems were
largely absent from the Xanadu design from the first.
Any opinions? I intend to finish reading it RSN.
Schol-R-LEA;2 ELF JAM LCF BiWM MGT GS (http://www.slip.net/~scholr/)
"The 'Religious Right', once you get beyond their rhetoric of personal
'salvation', is solidly collectivist and concerned primarily with
social conduct." Joseph Osako