> Chuq wrote:
> > Or is there soem essential difference that makes it okay one way but
> > not the other?
> Yup, you can point to my actual content, you can review it, you can
> index, you can excerpt. But you cannot provide the actual full-text
> content itself without my permission. *BIG* difference. *CRUCIAL*
Just to further highlight this difference: Remember when Point was
independent and was in the planning stages of their web site review
book? They wanted to include screen shots of the sites they reviewed
and pointed to. Since this would be reproducing the actual content
and not just reviewing and pointing to the content through URLs, they
actually went and got written, signed permission from each and every
web site owner they planned to include. Without this signed
permission, they did not, would not, copy the content (but merely
review it). They did not whine and try to argue that the web site
owners had to make it easy for them by including a special line in
robots.txt. They realized that *copying* content was very different
from indexing it.
Now *this* is how responsible internet companies behave.
Michelle Dick firstname.lastname@example.org East Palo Alto, CA