[microformats-discuss] reblogging needs proper citation, source attribution, as does localization/translation

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Thu Jul 14 15:14:31 PDT 2005

On Jul 14, 2005, at 2:38 PM, Eran wrote:
> Tantek Wrote:
>> Reblogging should not mean stealing, but right now, this is
>> what often
>> appears to happen -- bloggers stealing content and not giving
>> attribution, nor linking to the source, nor distinguishing it from
>> their own content.  I'm sure we've all seen examples of this.
> I've been thinking about a similar scenario lately. We're somewhat  
> stuck
> with regards to copyright and license information. Wide adoption of
> rel=License would definitely be a big help in this case. Maybe some  
> work
> on HTMLizing CC's RDF based format?

uh. rel-license?



> Anything to replace scraping and
> guessing. Getting a reference to the original license/copyright would
> enable to link to iy (assuming that re-blogging is within its limits,
> otherwise, we might not won't to draw any undue attention) and even
> modify access premisions to the re-blogged content accordingly.
>> As Kevin pointed out, this problem has a lot of overlap with the
>> citation-brainstorming efforts, and solving this problem seems
>> *especially* critical for reblogging, especially perhaps citing the
>> "original" source (rel="original"?) in addition to citing
>> whereever the
>> content was reblogged from.
> I think relForward is a good candidate for this kind of citation. See
> http://theryanking.com/blog/archives/2005/06/19/citerel/
> Eran.
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