[LINK] Version control (was 'Copyright questions')

Philip Argy pargy at argystar.com
Fri Mar 25 11:35:18 AEDT 2011

Yes - I was also going to point to the Wayback Machine as where I invariably
find superseded versions of material.

On a tangential note, there's quite a serious problem for those who don't
take a snapshot of the version of the terms and conditions as they existed
at the time a user clicks on "I accept" or its equivalent, because without
being able to prove the terms that were agreed the contract is
unenforceable.  Lest anyone think that couldn't happen, it's all too common
that people do not record in some fashion the precise version in respect of
which the other party indicated agreement.  And whilst some of the better
sites offer the option of printing the terms that have been agreed or, even
better, email you a copy, the vast majority seem to proceed oblivious to the
legal consequences, or deliberately intending to bluff the consumer if a
dispute ever arises.


-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:link-bounces at mailman.anu.edu.au] On Behalf Of Stilgherrian
Sent: Friday, March 25, 2011 10:36 AM
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Subject: Re: [LINK] Copyright questions

On 25/03/2011, at 10:17 AM, Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
> PS Bernard, the author may be quite happy for you to put
> their document up on your website. However, if you were
> doing this for authentication then that doesn't make a lot
> of sense.
> You may also be interested in checking out the citation
> options that the NLA provides in trove.nla.gov.au

For that matter, the document may be online at the Internet Archive in a
previous incarnation of its source website.



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