[Air-L] The Spiders will find you (was wayback machine waspublic/private)

elw at stderr.org elw at stderr.org
Tue Aug 14 16:35:51 PDT 2007


> Copyright does not let you pick, but what if I include a restrictive 
> license? Someone earlier suggested a "Researchers May Not Research Me" 
> license, for example. How far may "Terms of Service" extend? Even if I 
> do not have password protection, couldn't readers be exposed to a 
> clickwrap license (ToS) on reading my blog?

General consensus among attorneys I know has long been that clickwrap 
licenses on *software* are questionable.  By extension, I believe that 
such a thing on a blog post would be even more so.

ToS/"don't research me" leads you quickly to the slippery slope down which 
such themes as "thoughtcrime" lie....

--e


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