[NetBehaviour] uk govt on copy right, left and don't know

Simon Biggs s.biggs at eca.ac.uk
Thu Mar 5 12:11:17 CET 2009

They are going to have a hard time making that stick, in some cases. It is
pretty clear that when you take somebody¹s content and use it in something
else then that is a potential breach of copyright. We have been there before
with Scratch and sampling. However, a lot of mash-ups do not involve the
appropriation of other¹s content but rather the linking together of the
various functionalities of things employing protocols of some kind. Here I
am thinking of how you can mash up things like Flickr and Google Maps using
GPS protocols. You are not appropriating the two appplications in question
but simply employing their functionality to create a third potentiality.

However, another issue does become apparent here. Is the user created
content on web 2.0 sites like facebook copyrighted? If so then it would be
illegal to use this material in such a mash-up.



On 5/3/09 10:48, "bob catchpole" <bobcatchpole at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

> UK opposes copyright exemptions for mash-ups...
> http://www.out-law.com//default.aspx?page=9838
> Bob
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