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From: "Teresa Elliott" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Saving E-Mails
Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2010 12:56:39 -0600
References: <email@example.com> <006801caa8f4$e12dc440$f19fe204@Notebook> <005401caa997$58e2e0e0$0aa8a2a0$@net><4B719FEB.firstname.lastname@example.org>
Then if he decides to sue me for copyright infringement, I will have to
plead that I had no idea I was in any way in any more violation than someone
who quotes something from a book, puts it in quotes and puts a footnote at
the bottom of a page. I was never told that you had to get written
permission from every single author to do that. Only if it was large
portions of the book were we told to get written permission. Blame it on my
high school English teacher.
That said, what about when I quote you below and then someone else quotes
both of us, and then someone else quotes that? Where does my copyright with
an email begin?
Technically, you can't do that. It doesn't matter that your reasons were
laudable, it doesn't matter that you made no money from it, and it
doesn't matter that the recipient is fully aware who the original author
is. Copyright is the right to control copying, or publication, or
dissemination, whatever word you choose. Permission must be obtained in
advance; you cannot make the decision for the author.
Practically speaking, you are in no danger. If I were the author, I
would be in favor of you doing what you did. It advances "the cause".
None of which changes the legalities.
And let me further say this: I, Darrell A. Martin, give permission to
the subscribers to , jointly and severally, to forward
to any recipient, any message I may send to said mailing list, without
obtaining further permission from me. I ask only that my authorship be
acknowledged, and that if only a portion of my message is forwarded that
it not distort the meaning or tone of the whole.
You may save this message for future reference. Or not. [grin]
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