[Foundation-l] Fwd: Foundation-l

Aphaia aphaia at gmail.com
Sun Jun 27 14:29:48 UTC 2010

On Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 3:02 PM, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 27 June 2010 13:55, Dennis During <dcduring at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Are you saying that one can't disclose correspondence to any third-party
>> without consent of both parties?  In what jurisdictions?
> The law is a little out-of-date. When someone sends you a physical
> letter you can give that letter to anyone you like, since it is a
> piece of tangible property that you own (unless you've signed a
> non-disclosure agreement, or something). However, giving someone an
> email involves copying it, so copyright becomes a factor. I think
> forwarding an email without permission is, technically, a copyright
> violation in any jurisdiction that hasn't created an exception to the
> usual law for it (I suppose some jurisdictions might interpret sending
> an email as including an implied license to copy it, so don't require
> a statutory exception, but I don't know of any such interpretations).

In a certain jurisdiction, only creative expression can be under
protection of laws. I have no comment, since I don't follow the whole
discussion, if it is related to the mail in question.

> What jurisdictions have such exceptions, I don't know. Google will
> find you plenty of discussions (some reasonably well-informed) about
> this issue.
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