From: dr_jeff on
David wrote:
> dr_jeff wrote:

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> If you put it out there, you should not think you have or deserve
> control over it. If you do not want people using it keep it to yourself.
> Once it is out, it is public. And the law is wrong, like you.

It is public, true. But under law, it can't be copied without your
permission. Public doesn't mean anyone else has a right to copy it. And,
unless otherwise stated, anything written is automatically copyrighted.
That's the law. I am not saying it is enforced or that I should have an
expectation that people won't copy it. In fact, in newsgroups, enforcing
the letter of the law would end conversations.

Jeff