[LINK] gold.gov.au

Jan Whitaker jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Fri Jul 31 09:51:43 AEST 2009

At 12:20 AM 31/07/2009, Karl Auer wrote:

>I can see no legal basis for the site operators to be able to demand
>that permission be sought. There is a conflict of sorts between on the
>one hand "asking" that permission be requested and on the other hand
>detailing what permission will be "conditional upon".

I read the conditions as a heads up to the requesting party. If you 
want to resell the information, rebadge it, or present it as coming 
from you, not us, forget it. I think those are reasonable conditions.

I do think they're adding too much overhead by saying someone needs 
to ask permission to link to it. That's silly. If someone were 
putting a screen scraper or some other means of search against the 
data, that is a different issue. Perhaps it comes down to what they 
mean by 'link'.

Thanks for that directory. I didn't know about it.


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