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RE: [dvd-discuss] Hang the RIAA in their own noose.
- To: dvd-discuss(at)cyber.law.harvard.edu
- Subject: RE: [dvd-discuss] Hang the RIAA in their own noose.
- From: Michael.A.Rolenz(at)aero.org
- Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2001 08:59:30 -0700
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Rather than say you loose protection, the work enters the public domain
and noone else can claim copyright protection for it.
Noah silva <email@example.com>
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10/18/01 10:25 AM
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To: "'email@example.com'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: RE: [dvd-discuss] Hang the RIAA in their own noose.
> > > would have to ask permission.
> > Except that if the web archive is considered public, then you are
> > knowingly posting to a public place, so I think the times
> > copying it is
> > just taking a public document and distributing it.
> > (and at any rate, I certainly wouldn't post top-secret info
> > to this list).
> The Weekly Reader in San Diego is a newspaper that is
> distributed for free. So you are saying that any other
> publication can just lift articles from it and reprint
> them w/o permission because it was free?
> Copyright doesn't work that way.
There's a big different though. The paper is "free" financially, but
probably not copyright wise. I would be willing to bet they put up
copyright notices on the paper.
Your post, published on a mailing list, likely isn't considered
protected. By definition, when you post something to the public without
attaching a copyright notice, you lose protection. You know the list is
available to the public through the web archives. I would say google
Groups has no problem archiving millions of usenet conversations for this
-- noah silva