[LINK] Legal Deposit laws
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Fri Jul 23 21:16:46 EST 2004
> From: Howard Lowndes
> On Fri, 2004-07-23 at 11:20, Margaret Phillips wrote:
> > >One point, perhaps webpages are more analogous to 'signs'
> > rather than 'publications' however? After all, who makes
> > the copies?
> > Signwriters make one copy and mount it somewhere whilst traditional
> > publishers make multiple copies to distribute.
> > Imho pages are like bill-boards on the digital superhighway :-)
> It is a very good analogy.
> > The analogy works only up to a point for me. Signs don't carry as
> > much information as a web page often does
> I disagree.
I disagree with the disagreement and with the analogy. :-)
Each viewer of a page is a publisher in the sense that he/she collaborates in its
publication. Without the participation of the viewer, no publication is possible
(adware excepted). The few Internet defamation cases bear that out.
"2. Justice Hedigan, in Gutnick v Dow Jones  VSC 305 stated that
"publication takes place where and when the contents of the publication, oral or
spoken, are seen and heard, (i.e. made manifest to) and comprehended by the reader
or hearer." However it is important to note that this decision is subject to
I say that search engines are the signposts of the web.
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