Re: cross-posting and quoting

Subject: Re: cross-posting and quoting
From: Sarah Harris <STH -at- ALPHA -dot- SUNQUEST -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1993 07:33:30 -0700

As a journalist turned technical writer, I view the Internet as a public forum.

When you're talking in a public place, you can be quoted without your
permission. An ethical journalist will, of course, attribute your words
to you.

It's an interesting debate that very likely will land in court one day.

Perhaps one way to protect your words is to accompany them with a "copyright"
notice. If you do not want to be quoted without permission, state it in
your message. That would protect you and any potential quoting parties.

Sarah Harris
technical writer
Sunquest Information Systems, Tucson, AZ

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