||Ted Nelson's Xanadu has addressed the issue of ownership
and reuse in a hypertext environment. He has now separated
the concept, Transcopyright, from the machinery that implements
it. He explains the concept in a page  (broken link) that begins ...
The on-line copyright problem may be resolvable by a simple, sweeping permission method. This proposed system, which anyone may use, allows broad re-use of materials in exchange for automatic tracking of ownership. Payment goes to the original publisher and credit to the original author. Nothing is misquoted, nothing is out of context (since the original context is immediately available), and users are not spied upon.
|Last edited January 14, 1998
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