[tei-council] Fwd: TEI licensing issues

David Sewell dsewell at virginia.edu
Wed Sep 14 08:59:01 EDT 2011

I'd just like to make a request/suggestion regarding copyright/licensing 
of the website in general.

I think we should not implement any license that would make it possible 
for someone legally to, for example, copy all or most of www.tei-c.org 
to another host and mirror it with or without changes, with no 
permission from us. At the moment, most of the Web pages are protected 
by copyright (under US law at any rate), even though they do not bear a 
formal copyright statement.

It would make sense to me to have a small general copyright statement on 
the home page to the effect that "Unless otherwise indicated, content on 
this website is copyright © The Text Encoding Initiative and may not be 
reproduced without permission. Content in certain sections of the site 
is subject to specific licensing; see page footers for details."

Is that reasonable?


David Sewell, Editorial and Technical Manager
ROTUNDA, The University of Virginia Press
PO Box 400314, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4314 USA
Email: dsewell at virginia.edu   Tel: +1 434 924 9973
Web: http://rotunda.upress.virginia.edu/

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