RARA-AVIS: Re: The Project

From: Kevin Burton Smith ( kvnsmith@thrillingdetective.com)
Date: 14 Feb 2008

On Feb 12, 2008, at 3:35 PM, rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com wrote:

> Kevin, the moderators do not own the content, the individual posters
> do.

That was my point, although I think a few years ago somebody raised the concern that Yahoo was trying to lay claim to it.

> As to Yahoo "owning" everything, they probably do but I do think
> the individual author owns it before they do and could argue it if
> necessary. I don't know if any of this is relevant to the original
> poster's question. It wasn't clear that he was proposing to quote
> anybody here. It looks more like a repository of reference
> information, which of course nobody owns. If I mention an obscure pulp
> writer and some links to his work, that information is not mine, just
> like I can mention a great restaurant, bookstore or library, without
> owning that information.

Yep. I think I covered that too. All I was suggesting was that if/when he quotes somebody here, he checks with them first.

It may not be legally necessary, but as I said, it's the stand-up thing to do.


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