Linking Policy on NPR
tompoe at renonevada.net
Wed Jun 19 13:11:10 CDT 2002
Hi: That's the weakest explanation I've heard yet.
I suggest NPR, and it's Board of Directors, put their little hats on [their
thinking hats], and invite Lawrence Lessig to present a tutorial on common
sense. Short of that, they should all view the Creative Commons Project, at:
http://www.creativecommons.org/ prepare their site with the assistance of
those fine folks, and open the doors back up for the General Public.
On Wednesday 19 June 2002 10:42, Jeffrey Dvorkin wrote:
> Unfortunately, this is a complicated issue. Moreover, I am not a
> lawyer. However, a few reasons come quickly to mind. First, the NPR content
> is noncommercial, and for journalistic reasons NPR does not want commercial
> entities to use it, whether by link or otherwise, without our consent and
> then in only limited ways.
> Second, we do not want our content associated inappropriately with
> issue action organizations. So we do not want the People For Left-Handed
> Fascists (or some such entity) to have a link on their site that somehow
> might be construed as associating NPR with their mission. People might
> misunderstand the NPR relationship.
> Third, we do not want others by linking to repackage NPR content as
> all or part of a basis for their own Web radio site. That would be illegal
> and unfair competition.
> Finally, NPR does not completely forbid links, only those which we
> do not consent to. Upon request we often allow links that do not run afoul
> of the above problems (and a few others).
> Jeffrey A. Dvorkin
> NPR Ombudsman
> 635 Massachusetts Avenue NW
> Washington, DC 20001
> Tel: 202-513-3246 (direct)
> Fax: 202-513-3329
> E-Mail ombudsman at npr.org
> jdvorkin at npr.org
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