Nelsons Transcopyright

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 [1] (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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