dns interceptors [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Barry Shein bzs at world.std.com
Sat Feb 13 12:43:17 CST 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?

Etc.

IANAL, but it doesn't strike me as half as preposterous as you say.


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