Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.
Re: Internet Alchemy
Author: erik Posted: 6/14/1999; 9:43:47 AM Topic: Internet Alchemy Msg #: 7343 (In response to 7333) Prev/Next: 7342 / 7344
This is great to have exciting new content.
I have one question though about permissions.
Most everyone who has submitted a channel to my.userland.com did so willingly (I would guess). The RSSmaker process seems like a break from this pattern (just my impression). Did the BBC agree to have their content used in this way? Wired? C|Net? etc. If not, how do you feel about using someone's content without their permission in your portal? Who actually owns the headlines? While there is a trend for people to use other's headlines without permission, when it comes down to it, you are storing copyrighted material in your database. It seems like a different issue than simply linking to another site without their permission. I suspect that at some point one or more of these additions will protest. I bring it up because I don't want users of my personalized portal to be disappointed by services coming and going.
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- Re: Internet Alchemy, Lawrence Lee, 6/14/1999; 10:43:05 AM
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