[tei-council] Fwd: TEI licensing issues

Piotr Bański bansp at o2.pl
Wed Sep 14 09:11:48 EDT 2011

On 14/09/11 14:59, David Sewell wrote:
> 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?

By all means, I think. The more so that, as I can see, the Guidelines
have their own footer information.


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