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From: (William Addams Reitwiesner)
Subject: Re: Plantagenet Connection - Denial of Permission to print.
Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2002 23:24:30 GMT
>In a message dated 12/14/02 10:21:51 AM, writes:
>> If you're trying to foster goodwill, I think it would be more helpful to say
>> that, as a courtesy, you won't reprint any items when the author asks you
>> not to.
>That is indeed my policy and has always been so. But reprinting posts is
>not the issue. The issue is the right to make fair use quotes and the right
>to reinterpret or reword by a reporter when reporting news to the public at
I'm not sure I understand your reference to "the public at large" -- SGM
posts are distributed almost instantly to several thousand sites worldwide
where they are read (or can be read) by thousands of lurkers (and with a
public archive at Google), and the GEN-MEDIEVAL mailing list reaches
however many thousands of subscribers it has (with its publicly available
archives at RootsWeb), while TPC has a distribution list of, what, two
dozen? If SGM/GEN-MEDIEVAL was a small exclusive fraternity whose
discussion was unavailable outside our own enclosed little world, and TPC
had a huge subscription list, then I could see some merit in your argument,
but I think you have it backwards.
William Addams Reitwiesner
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