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ISO intellectual property (was Standards)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) [
> Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2001 5:43 PM
> To: Richard Tobin
> Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: RE: Standards (yet again) was RE: Use of XML ?
> One avenue would be a misappropriation remedy for unfair
> competition flowing
> from the seminal authority of International News Service v.
> Associated Press
> decided in 1918 by the United States Supreme Court

Uhh, is there a school of thought at ISO that XML and/or the W3C has misappropriated their intellectual property?  Has any legal paper changed hands on this, or are we just arguing about how many lawyers could, in principle, dance on the head of this pin?