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Re: [dvd-discuss] Churches sue critic for linking and posting a C&Dletter

I think... (totally not based on law, just commen sense).  If they send it
to me, for free, without me asking, and it is a personal thing, I have the
right to post it wherever I like.  What if my company sent me a letter
saying "you're fired, and fuck you with a big broomstick".  I couldn't
post it to show how unprofessional they were?  They are going to copyright

 -- noah silva 

On Thu, 28 Feb 2002, Arnold G. Reinhold wrote:

> This case looks like a nasty cat fight and I'm not sure linking is 
> the biggest issue. But one part of the case may be of interest. 
> Plaintiffs had previously sent defendants a cease and desist e-mail. 
> They claim that e-mail included a copyright notice. Defendants posted 
> the letter to their web site (without the copyright notice, but the 
> long page it's on http://www.archbishops.org/cjthree.htm includes 
> their own copyright notice). It their suit, plaintiffs complain that 
> posting their letter violated their copyright.
> Since notices are not required for copyright, this raises the general 
> question of whether it is permitted under copyright law to post 
> hostile legal notices you receive, e.g. under section 512.
> Arnold Reinhold
> At 12:22 PM -0500 2/27/02, R. A. Hettinga wrote:
> >Status:  U
> >Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 10:17:43 -0500
> >To: politech@politechbot.com
> >From: Declan McCullagh <declan@well.com>
> >Subject: FC: Churches sue critic for linking; EFF Arriba framing brief
> >Sender: owner-politech@politechbot.com
> >Reply-To: declan@well.com
> >
> >The relevant excerpt from the complaint alleges that Tony Begonja "publishes
> >links to the Plaintiffs' registered copyrighted material and non-registered
> >copyrighted material," and also that he is "publishing deceptively named
> >links which misrepresent and cast the target copyrighted material of the
> >Plaintiffs into a false light."
> >
> >Background on the right to link freely (or not):
> >http://www.tnr.com/online/mccullagh052300.html
> >http://www.wired.com/news/business/0,1367,40850,00.html
> >
> >-Declan
> >
> >---
> >
> >Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 00:31:08 -0600
> >From: "The Rev. Tony Begonja" <tbegonja@earthlink.net>
> >To: Declan McCullagh <declan@well.com>
> >Subject: FYI: CJ3 finally actually sued me
> >
> >Declan,
> >CJ3 finally actually sued me.
> >See http://www.ind-movement.org/lawsuit/ for info.
> >The EFF helped me get a lawyer.
> >Tony