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Nov 25, 1996 06:10 PM
by Jerry Hejka-Ekins
>> *Invalid* procedure in law if the original author has been >>dead for 50 years or more (USA) or 70 years or more (Europe). >>When did KH die? (if indeed he is the author of the 1900 >>letter). It seems to me that your "permission" is a little >>presumptuous. >Nyet on point of law, email posts can always be copyrighted by >the poster. You may copyright email that is your own intellectual property, but unless you are "K.H." or his literary heir, you may not copyright his letter. >If someone wants to use the letter for any reason other than >non-profit goodwill then they can find it from some other >source. The assumption of the presumption is presumptious. I respect your intent, but you may not claim ownership to something that does not belong to you. Sorry. >K.H. is still alive (physically present on our globe) I believe >(perhaps using a different mayavirupa). In that case, it is up to "K.H." to claim the copyright.