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From Simon Kitching <skitch...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Data Donation
Date Tue, 11 Nov 2008 17:05:09 GMT
Grant Ingersoll schrieb:
> On Nov 10, 2008, at 3:26 PM, Lawrence Rosen wrote:
>> Someone (or many) must own those blogs. Libraries obtain copyright
>> clearance
>> from their vendors and book publishers, but you say you know that
>> this donor
>> doesn't own the copyrights or have licenses. That troubles me. Would
>> this
>> donor be able to sign a CLA?
> I don't know.
>> If ASF becomes a publisher and distributor of others' data, we must
>> offer
>> assurances to our readers that we're not infringing copyrights or
>> inducing/contributing to infringement by others. If ASF were to
>> distribute
>> any data, I would suggest we obtain copyright clearance to do so from
>> its
>> authors.
> How could we do that for millions of pages?  Is it enough to honor
> robots?
>> Doing our own crawl for the data is entirely different, although when we
>> offer it we still must be careful to limit ourselves (as Google and
>> Yahoo
>> do) to appropriate copying and/or linking. For example, that is one
>> reason
>> why Google News links to the original news website rather than
>> providing you
>> with a copy of each news article, although clearly they have made a
>> copy for
>> indexing purposes.
>> Is this donor offering blogs or links to blogs?
> It's an archive of the crawl, so blogs, not links.
Is the Lucene project intending to use this for unit and performance
testing, i.e. it is not part of the product itself, but running the
Lucene tests will require downloading this data (from either the
original provider or from Apache)?


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