Exporting stuff, permissions, and licenses (was Re: [sldev] realXtend Global inventory tests successful)

Jason Giglio gigstaggart at gmail.com
Sun Aug 24 18:05:15 PDT 2008

Gareth Nelson wrote:
> Here's the thing: A human-readable URL is precisely that - human
> readable. But a flag is machine-readable, and thus gives a means to
> automate checking in tools for cross-grid transfer. I know that this
> would be incredibly useful for my own efforts at least, as my current
> approach is basically "IM creator with bot, ask consent with a yes/no,
> upon yes complete export" and this does not scale very well.

There is no possible way for a computer to correctly enforce something
as complex as a copyright license and the nuances of fair use, even if
DRM did work.

The human brain is a much better tool for doing that, and should be used
instead of computers.

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