Re: Copywrites and Newsgroups (Lists)

Subject: Re: Copywrites and Newsgroups (Lists)
From: Nancy Hayes <nancyh -at- PMAFIRE -dot- INEL -dot- GOV>
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 1996 21:35:42 GMT

I came in late to this thread, but I've got a question. First off, I
agree that quoting material from a posting is the same as quoting
material from anyplace else. You at least admit that the thought isn't
yours to start with. Here's the problem.

You've got some text you'd like to quote from that looks like this:

>ON MONDAY wanderer -at- as -dot- poet -dot- com wrote:
>>>>Whan that Aprille with his shoure soote
>>>>The droughte of March hath perced to the roote
>>>Does someone know who wrote this? Wasn't it the Gawain poet?
>>No I think it was the Beowulf poet.
>No it was Chaucer

Wanderer didn't write the whole mess, but there's no
way to tell who wrote the rest of it--and what part Wanderer wrote. So
how do you cite it?

Just tossing some more problems into the pot.

Nancy Lynn Hayes (nancyh -at- pmafire -dot- inel -dot- gov) Carpe Diem
Seize the Day!

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