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Re: Phil Gardner's letter in April EN Mailbag
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- Subject: Re: Phil Gardner's letter in April EN Mailbag
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Joe Long)
- Date: Sun, 11 Apr 1999 16:02:59 GMT
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- Organization: MTI Internet Services
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On Sat, 10 Apr 1999 09:38:43 -0700, "Mike Sofen" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Joe, I agree with all of your opinions re: fees, and am glad you expressed
>them so clearly. One small point on copyrights, however - even though
>technically it may appear you can copyright your email, in reality all
>emails and newsgroup chat are automatically in the public domain and thus
>unavailable to copyright.
I believe you're mistaken on this. Your words are your words, unless
you explicitly release them to public domain. Publishing is
publishing, whether in a book, newspaper, or Internet maillist.
Publishing on Ridecamp no more ends your right to your words than
tacking up a copy of an article you wrote on a bulletin board would do
so. You are free to publish your own work in any media, even the
Internet, without giving up your rights to that work.
Another example: broadcasting is a public media, over public airwaves
-- but every broadcast is copyrighted nonetheless. If you were to
tape a program for your own later viewing, there is no problem, but
just try taping an NBC program and airing it on a cable network
without NBC's permission!
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