Jag har just länkat till en sida på EUROPA-webbplatsen utan att följa en enda av reglerna ni
ställer upp för länkning till er webbplats (http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/
Vad tänker ni göra åt det?
Idag fick jag svar
Dear unknown user,Thank you for your email.As you have read in our FAQ we have certain conditions destined for outside bodies wishing to link to EUROPA pages.These conditions are mostly given and accepted in good faith and in most cases respected by them.There are of course third parties who try to to present information as their own (for example breaching copyright lows, personal data protection or even worse to engage profit making activities with information included in EUROPA).Such cases are often reported to us. In such cases, our Legal Service can investigate and act accordingly.I hope this clarifies your question.Regards,
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Jag blev inte riktigt tillfredsställd av herr POLITIS svar, så jag bad om några förtydliganden.
Dear Dimitris POLITIS,
Thank you for your swift reply.
Since it confuses me, I send some follow-up questions.
If I understand you right, you are not taking any action against my breaking of the rules presented in your FAQ. This is not surprising, since there is no legal support whatsoever for such action against me.
1. Why do you present rules for linking to your site when there is no legal way to assure that the rules are followed?
As I'm sure you know, you have copyright to your texts presented at the EUROPA pages, and thus it is illegal for a third party to present the information as their own.
2. In what way do you think the redundant rules in your FAQ would strengthen your legal copyright?
3. Do you think that someone with the intent to present the information as their own will report their linking to the webmaster of EUROPA?
4. Do you think it is a good strategy, regarding the EU public relations, to try to impose rules for hypertext linking on the citizens, without any legal support?
5. Have you investigated the possibility that it might be illegal for an EU body to put up rules for how people may or may not link to pages on the Internet?
Nästa svar kom kvickt, men jag är inte säker på att jag är helt nöjd ändå.
Hi,For all your questions, I would advise you to have a look in our Legal Notice which is demonstrating in all EUROPA pages: http://europa.eu/geninfo/
legal_notices_en.htmEverything is clearly spelt out there.We do not leave in fantasy land. We know and understand that abuses in the internet are frequent and that many third parties do often what they like.This does not mean that we cannot put our (reasonable in my opinion) own rights and conditions online. As I said in most cases, people are very nice about it and abide.After all, I imagine that you as a law-abiding citizen would do the same.It is like in real life, criminals violating the existing laws everyday, everywhere, that does not mean that there should not be any laws at all.I personally do not see any problem with asking permission to add a link to an organisation, it is a short email much smaller actually than your last email. We always reply to the best of our ability and as fast as we can.On the contrary, I would be very interested to hear the legal arguments behind your point 5. I can check them with our Legal Service.Regards,D.Politis
Jag tycker nog att det vore bra om herr Politis lämnade fantasilandet.
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