[d@DCC] Unintended consequences of treating the anonymous part of
the Internet as other than BY-NC-ND
cmacd at telecomottawa.net
Sun May 22 13:51:05 EDT 2005
James McKinney wrote:
> Everyone intuitively knows that you can't go around copying other
> people's work and attributing it to yourself, or giving the impression
> that you are its creator. This was true even before copyright existed.
> I've never seen anyone disagree. If anyone here disagrees, please speak
> up! What constitutes "giving the impression" is up to the courts. The
> courts will probably ask, "Would a reasonable person believe that this
> site was the creator of this work?" That's a fair test.
I recall a student at Texas A&M took a large chunk of my Auto page and
posted it on his web site, I wrote him, ad because I saw his major on
the rest of his site, I cc-ed the dean.
He wrote me on the sunday that he did'ent mean anything and gee was I
not being picky, on Monday his entire site had disapered from the
university server. I often wondered if they let him stay enrolled.
Charles MacDonald Stittsville Ontario
cmacd at TelecomOttawa.net Just Beyond the Fringe
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