[wp-hackers] WP-Hackers on Google Groups
r at schestowitz.com
Sat Oct 21 21:12:27 GMT 2006
___/ On Sat 21 Oct 2006 22:00:10 BST, [ Computer Guru ] wrote : \___
> On 10/21/06, Charles <lists06 at wiltgen.net> wrote:
>> Dear "Computer Guru",
>>> And :blink: do you seriously not know who owns this mailing list?????
>> By "owns", I mean the list mom that's responsible for its day-to-day
>> operation. Do you seriously think that, before today, they understood that
>> a third-party is claiming ownership of emails posted to this list?
>>> It sounds more like you have bone to pick with Nabble (which I just
>>> heard about for the first time ever), wanna explain?
>> I just heard about it too. You seem to agree that the terms are ridiculous,
>> so why are you being an apologist for them?
> I find it ridiculous, but not threatening. I think its stupid on their
> behalf, but if I can use it to my advantage, I don't complain. :-)
Nabble's use of content is not much different from Google's
exploitation of UseNet. The difference is magnitude... of
the company and the content used (or 'scraped', depending on
your point-of-view). By coincidence, I happened to have
blogged about it this morning. What bothers me the most are
the copyright footers and the poor contributions (input)
that result from a poor UI. Many of us who access UseNet the
normal way just killfile/score/filter all G2 posts. That
issue of copyrights, fair use, and the rest of that malarkey
was explained rather well in Brad Templeton's classic essay
on copyright myths. It probably covers everything that we
argue about---something that could soon devolve into a
PS - @CG -- liked that new tool, but a shame that your site
went down at the most crucial time.
Roy S. Schestowitz, Ph.D. Candidate in Medical Biophysics
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