(AUDIO AND MOVIES)
Transcopyright publishing will not be just for text, but later
audio and video. It should be possible to create virtual movies,
re-editable on line, from footage provided independently by many people.
This is all part of the idea.
A SIMPLE IDEA, IMPOSSIBLE TILL NOW
Transcopyright requires some technical steps, but the idea
is basically simple. It’s a license. Rightsholders allow anyone
to include their on-line content virtually in other on-line documents,
• the quoted content always comes from the rightsholder’s server
• the quoted content always remains connected to its original context.
Unfortunately this couldn’t be done before, because
• previous electronic documents (like web pages) could not
take portions of content dynamically from other documents
• there was no way to distribute a document virtually, as a list of
• … and even if there were, the portions would not stay connected
to their original contexts.
This is fixed now. You may now use
• dynamic on-line quotation,
• assembling documents out of contents from elsewhere,
• with each portion connected to its original context.
This you can now do with the Xanadu® Transquoter™, explained at transliterature.org/transquoter.
(Note: despite the trademarks, the Transquoter is open source.)
We have enough parts to start–
1. You may put text or web documents under transcopyright
permission. (Since we don’t yet have an EDL editor, you can’t
yet change them, but later you can.) For example, a finalized document
under transcopyright permission may be found at
2. Anyone may create indirect documents quoting transcopyrighted
content virtually in any quantity, using the Xanadu Transquoter. And each
portion stays connected to its original context.
3. To publish virtually, as permitted, you publish the EDL rather
than the resulting transquotation page.