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davidquarter at sympatico.ca
Fri Aug 29 09:57:06 MDT 2003
Date sent: Sun, 24 Aug 2003 18:19:11 -0500 (CDT)
From: * * <alpha at pnews.org>
> I'm old school and I use fetchmail in Linux to retrieve my mail and stay
> online or I can close down my dialup but it is still annoying for me to
> fetch whole articles and some are excessively long and uninteresting, when
> I can also retrieve them with a link. It just seems to me that it makes
> infinitely more sense to provide the link and a very short synopsis
> besides the very important fact that it is more in keeping with Fair Use
> when you do so.>>>>
IMHO It seems to make infinitely more sense to provide the entire article since,
as someone on the list has already pointed out, this way you are
left with a record of article in the case of its disssapearance from
the original source. For those of us who pay thier internet account
by a hourly rate, providing the entire article also saves people from
wasting unecessary time connecting to the net.
The Fair Use Doctrine should allow for discussion (it
> does) while constraining the amount of copying. While there isn't much
> litigation over this issue yet, there could be, and as a list owner with a
> bit more at stake than someone else's pleasure and possible abuse of the
Think of all the litigation that would involve given the amount of the
discussion groups in existence on the internet?
I would say that the odds of this happening are extremely remote.
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