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From Grant Ingersoll <gsing...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Data Donation
Date Tue, 11 Nov 2008 16:59:24 GMT

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  

> 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.

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