[LINK] sharing e-mail banned by law - 5 years jail or $60,000
Mon, 5 Mar 2001 08:41:15 +1000
I wonder if the original opinion was fully informed. Yes, I know they're
lawyers and I'm not...
It's already been argued that in using a communications medium which is by
its nature store-and-forward, there is an implied permission to copy.
Also note, Peter Coronius (spelling?) said @ the end of the article he
doubted whether anything really changes, given that common law copyright
From: Howard Lowndes [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, 5 March 2001 6:45
To: Danny Yee
Cc: Eric Scheid; Link List
Subject: Re: [LINK] sharing e-mail banned by law - 5 years jail or
I doubt that this would be of any value as it is not reasonable to assume
that the correspondent would be expected to go to, or would be expected to
even know about, the web site, when sending emails to the site owner,
unless those emails were to be generated from a link on the site.
I confidently predict that the corporate legal idiots will get in on this
act and we shall see the annoying increase in appended disclaimers growing
from their existing >10 lines to become 10kb inclusions. Whatever
happened to netiquette.
LANNet Computing Associates <http://lannetlinux.com>
"...well, it worked before _you_ touched it!" --me
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and there are times when I don't even trust myself"
On Sun, 4 Mar 2001, Danny Yee wrote:
> One possible solution - license the use of your email address, so that
> anyone sending anything to it grants you the right to redistribute
> it freely :-)
> I dunno that it's legal, but see e.g.
> Any email you send me becomes my property. I can post it to
> any newsgroup I please, or to my web site, or send it to anyone
> else. This includes mailing list mail, unless the list has an
> explicit ban on such actions as a condition of list membership.