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Thus spake Robert Walker:
It wouldn't hurt you to be a tad less persnickety, plus, the matter is clearly none of your business.

Sorry, who the Hell are you?
I think I hear the TV calling your name.

Simon R. Hughes
This guy has a very strong anti-fair-use bias, note.

Did you get that from what he wrote on the page or from elsewhere? I didn't get that from his ... pretty balanced as a short discussion of fair use with respect to quoting a copyrighted work in a public forum.

I've read his "10 big myths" stuff before. He's an extremist who doesn't know what he's talking about. Why you people give him the time of day I don't know.
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BTW, there's actually some issue of whether posting a mere link, a URL, to something constitutes a copyright violation.

Is there? How? I can see it being a breach of confidentiality or possibly violate the terms of a license ... how you could be considered an incitement to harrassment, but I don't see how it could be a copyright violation.

The link itself is seen as the copying of the thing linked-to. Seems bogus to me, BWDIKIJATP. Dunno if any courts have said anything on't.
Did you get that from what he wrote on the ... respect to quoting a copyrighted work in a public forum.

I've read his "10 big myths" stuff before. He's an extremist who doesn't know what he's talking about. Why you people give him the time of day I don't know.

Since that's the document pointed to, presumably there's something extreme in it. If so, I missed it. I wouldn't think that someone with a "very strong anti-fair-use bias" would write

Note that most inclusion of text in Usenet followups is for commentary and reply, and it doesn't damage the commercial value of the original posting (if it has any) and as such it is fair use.
http://www.templetons.com/brad/copymyths.html

Evan Kirshenbaum + HP Laboratories >There's been so much ado already
1501 Page Mill Road, 1U, MS 1141 >that any further ado would bePalo Alto, CA 94304 >excessive.

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Is there? How? I can see it being a breach ... I don't see how it could be a copyright violation.

The link itself is seen as the copying of the thing linked-to.

That would be akin to treating an ISBN as a copy of the book. Or a citation in a list of references as a copy of the work referred to.
Seems bogus to me, BWDIKIJATP. Dunno if any courts have said anything on't.

I find it hard to believe that it would get far enough for them to be able to laugh at it. Do you have a pointer to where this has been discussed?

Evan Kirshenbaum + HP Laboratories >If you think health care is
1501 Page Mill Road, 1U, MS 1141 >expensive now, wait until you seePalo Alto, CA 94304 >what it costs when it's free.

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Brad Templeton has an article on it at
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-Aaron J. Dinkin
Dr. Whom
Seriously, though, MC, this is just my opinion here, and ... by you designed to promote a useful and happy discussion.

Fine. No problem. I'll be happy to comply with this request. I clearly misjudged the mood of the group on this matter. And I thank you for not leaping down my throat in the manner of so many of my other friends and brethren.

Areff is the PIC of what posters should, and should not, include in their submissions. He takes this office very seriously and prides himself on both his style and his dedication. NTARGAD

Simon is the PIC of Being Against Everything. He is better at Being Against Everything he doesn't understand, but will turn viciously against a familiar concept if it comes from the right source.

Sand is the PIC of Being Depressed by Anything. Riggs the PIC of Unwarranted Attacks, and I am running for the office of Gadfly.
Riggs the PIC of Unwarranted Attacks, and I am running for the office of Gadfly.

Except for the one post where I was thinking about one person and writing about another (" happens", as the saying goes), all my attacks are fully warranted. Guaranteed, even, when I notice someone being particularly offensive or know they have a coloured history of being offensive.

Charles Riggs
Email address: chriggs¦at¦eircom¦dot¦net
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Thus spake Tony Cooper:

Interesting how the configurations remain consistent. Anyone would think it's conscious.
Simon is the PIC of Being Against Everything. He is better at Being Against Everything he doesn't understand, but will turn viciously against a familiar concept if it comes from the right source.

Evidence?

Simon R. Hughes
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