Re: Programming Contest: BoxifyMe

Lew <>
Sun, 12 Dec 2010 15:04:11 -0500
On 12/12/2010 02:17 PM,
James Dow Allen wrote

Lest gentle reader fear that Lew might be correct, you can read

Interesting article.

I see your point about the netiquette. His points about the legal issues
clear up my confusion as well. Thank you.

Or use Google to discover that myriads of people regard
publishing private e-mail, whether legal or not, as an etiquette

Skybuck intended no offense, and gave no offense, so my comment
was intended as a gentle warning for future reference. Not about me
(with few secrets, or at least few of a type I'd disclose to a
but that *SOME PEOPLE* feel strongly about this.

Perhaps it's a generational thing. How old are you, Lew?
I was born in the Truman Administration. (Gak!)
You yung'uns scribbling on each others' Facebook Walls may
have a completely different view on privacy than us old fogeys. :-)

I'm a fuddy-duddy when it comes to Facebook,

Mike Schilling wrote:

I don't know why e-mail and snail mail would be different. If I send you
a letter the old-fashioned way, you do not have the right to publish it
without my permission. You can see this in books where the author does
publish letters he's received. Lacking permission, he must disguise or
only summarize them.

Or cite excerpts under fair use doctrine.

Anyone who responds to one of my public posts, e.g., on a Usenet forum, via a
private email directly to me acknowledges that I intend to republish such
communication back to the public forum or forums from which the message arose,
and by dint of so responding to a public communication grants me the
non-revocable and non-transferable license to reproduce their communication at
my discretion, in full or in part, without further restriction and without
remuneration or compensation to the copyright owner, in perpetuity.

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