Re: [hackers-il] Re: A plug-in that can view attached comments on web-pages
- On Thu, Aug 24, 2000, Chen Shapira wrote about "RE: [hackers-il] Re: A plug-in that can view attached comments on web-pages":
> Ofcourse this is why sites loudly object to such programs, to the point ofI doubt they have a case. Browsers long had buttons like "what's related"
> taking companies to court.
> A site advertising product Y wouldn't won't its disgruntled customets (or
> competition) writing on its own site that his product is shit.
> Site owners claim that such system must be illegal since the material on
> site is copyrighted and those notes are considered modification and
> therefore illegal.
> The question remains open. Is adding messages to a site via a special
> program considered a modification to the page?
that can take a viewer to a competitor's site, and search engines gave more
authoritative ratings of sites (e.g., yahoo's selected sites, and google's
attempt of finding the "best" sites). I doubt a site owner can object to
a user downloading a program that adds a button to the browser, labeled
"what others said about this page". I don't see how this can violate any
The same thing, it is legal to publish book reviews - these are not
"modifications" to the book, and do not break any copyright laws.
Nadav Har'El | Thursday, Aug 24 2000, 23 Av 5760
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