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Re: feedback on intellectual rights and ethics

Nov 12, 1997 08:37 PM
by M K Ramadoss

At 09:56 PM 11/12/97 -0500, you wrote:
>In message <>, Eldon B
>Tucker <> writes
>>   Posting something to a mailing list is effectively submitting an
>>   article to a magazine. The author has implicitly given copyright
>>   to the list to publish the work. That includes the initial posting,
>>   the quoting in replies, and the inclusion of the piece in the
>>   list archives. 
>I find it impossible to agree with this proposition, as a mailing list,
>by definition, is sent to all the subscribers to that list.  To try to
>exercise the kind of control suggested in your complete post would make
>an unmoderated mailing list unworkable, as we would all have to
>continually ask each other for permission to quote each other when
>replying or commenting on postings which are, by intent (so far as
>theos-l and ti-l are concerned, I am certain) intended to promote
>discussion, comment, and a general openness among all subscribers.
>So - for the record - as far as I am concerned, all my postings to
>theos-l and ti-l are to be considered as being freely avalable to the
>public at large, and may be freely quoted, in whole or in part, as is
>also the case with some of my writings on the website below.

Today's maillists evolved from BBS days and continue to do so. I agree with
Alan 1000%.


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