[whatwg] New work on fonts at W3C
giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Tue Jun 23 03:51:26 PDT 2009
A server serving documents containing references to content from other
sites, embedded or not, does not distribute that content. It would only
redistribute in case of hot piping. Some sites have a policy disallowing
publishing backdoor hyperlinks; the legal implications of such a policy are
questionable (it is a collision with the free speech principle), but it can
be applied if considered valid and enforceable.
Limiting browser access to cross-site resources does not prevent copyright
violation, at least not for images, because the publisher can use a
(possibly illegal) mirror; a Flash applet can figure out it is being served
from somewhere else and refuse to run but static content will display all
right. The right answer to this problem, if it is really a problem, is to
embed licensing information into the resources themselves, as in EOT fonts.
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