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bzs at world.std.com
Sat Feb 13 18:43:17 UTC 2010
On February 13, 2010 at 12:12 Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu (Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu) wrote:
> On Sat, 13 Feb 2010 12:02:48 +0800, "Wilkinson, Alex" said:
> > IMPORTANT: This email remains the property of the Australian Defence Organisation
> Have fun trying to enforce that after posting to a public mailing list
> in North America, with recipients all over the world. Care to cite any
> relevant legal basis for the claim that would hold outside Australia?
I know I'm an idiot to respond to this BUT part of the implication of
copyright ownership is:
A) that the text is protected specifically BECAUSE it is or will be
published. So why would publishing it work against that?
Posting it to a public mailing list would seem to imply some agreement
to free redistribution, archiving, etc. but that's only a small subset
of rights under copyright which leads me to...
B) One aim is that the text is not defaced.
Imagine I took the quotation above from your note and inserted
expletives, perhaps racist epithets, keeping the indication that it
was your text I was quoting.
Do you believe you would have a complaint?
What if doing that got you fired or otherwise harmed you in a
reasonably measurable way.
Now, how could you follow up on a complaint without some notion that
those original words were at some point owned by you?
IANAL, but it doesn't strike me as half as preposterous as you say.
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