XSL Debate, Leventhal responds to Stephen Deach

Simon St.Laurent simonstl at simonstl.com
Wed Jun 23 16:26:18 BST 1999

At 06:43 AM 6/23/99 -0700, David Brownell wrote:
>> If companies are concerned about information reuse, they should look into
>> other mechanisms for limiting redistribution, including the simple step of
>> putting a group of copyright lawyers on retainer.  There are other ways to
>> solve these problems that don't involve keeping the Web as dumb as
>Even for large organizations which can afford a fleet of lawyers,
>it's a lot more cost-effective to avoid creating the problem in
>the first place.  If the first lawyer you talk to doesn't point
>that out, you'd need to replace him/her ...

Now that we've reached cost of lawyers to companies vs. costs to the Web as
a whole, maybe we'd better take this off XML-dev.  The point is simply that
there are other effective mechanisms designed to enforce licenses for
information and such and that such costs don't need to be inflicted on the
information itself.

Simon St.Laurent
XML: A Primer / Building XML Applications
Inside XML DTDs: Scientific and Technical (July)
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