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ACAP · That stands for Au­to­mat­ed Con­tent Ac­cess Pro­to­col. It’s fierce­ly de­con­struct­ed by Andy Oram in An ed­i­tor cri­tiques the pub­lish­ing industry's Au­to­mat­ed Con­tent Ac­cess Pro­to­col. I’m re­al­ly un­con­vinced, first that this is re­al­ly need­ed, or sec­ond that there’s any good rea­son for the peo­ple run­ning the big crawlers to adopt it. They say ACAP is set to be­come the uni­ver­sal per­mis­sions pro­to­col on the In­ter­net but you know, we al­ready have one, you can access-control any­thing you wan­t. In the de­vel­oped world, we have a per­fect­ly com­pe­tent le­gal sys­tem that al­lows pub­lish­ers to hold Web sites ac­count­able for how they use the con­tent they fetch. If the peo­ple ad­vanc­ing this in­clud­ed any­one who ac­tu­al­ly liked the We­b, it might be more con­vinc­ing.
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