Newman! World Digital Library Misses Legal Opportunity

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3 Responses

  1. Bruce Boyden says:

    This isn’t much different than a regular library though, right? A regular library doesn’t typically clear rights for you, it just gives you access to the materials.

  2. Deven says:

    Come on, Bruce. This sort of project could do it. AND it is opening up materials in ways that are quite new. If they are taking the time to do all this work with the tags, why not tag with the rights info?

  3. Bubba says:

    Sounds pretty challenging to satisfy your idea of disclaimers & rights. Especially considering that to do this your way might place more hurdles in front of partners. Perhaps WDL needs blanket statements like the one their using because that’s what the partners requested; or perhaps they just want to make it easy for partners to get content on the site. Either way, though, this site will pose a hard to enforce premise for partners & ‘customers.’