FW: Minimum prefix length?

Richard A Steenbergen ras at e-gerbil.net
Wed Jun 11 21:12:05 UTC 2003

On Wed, Jun 11, 2003 at 09:50:30PM +0100, Stephen J. Wilcox wrote:
> Whilst we're sidetracking...
> I took some counsel on this not so long ago to see whether these were just 
> novelty signatures or if they were real legal stuff. Turns out they could 
> actually be used legally, interesting I thought.
> Howevers its curious that signatures such as this claiming to be confidential 
> are posted to a list which is very much public and archived in several public 
> websites.. not sure how right it is to autoappend them to all your mails as well 
> as the private ones!

Unilateral NDA's, notices of confidentiality, and the ever famous "by 
reading this, you agree to xxxxx", are all a load of bunk.

The ONLY way a notice of confidentiality could ever help you is if you
have an existing, signed, and legally enforcable NDA already in place with
the party who reeives the message. In that case, they can serve as notice
that the communication falls under the these existing terms of
confidentiality. The rest is complete garbage, the equivalent of an AOL 
"pass this message along" story for executives.

Richard A Steenbergen <ras at e-gerbil.net>       http://www.e-gerbil.net/ras
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