From: John Woodgate
Subject: Re: Human Experimentation : Civil, Criminal, Constitutional ? : It is still going on.
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 07:06:51 +0000
Organization: JMWA Electronics Consultancy
Reply-To: John Woodgate
NNTP-Posting-Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 08:27:43 +0000 (UTC)
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I read in sci.electronics.design that Winfield Hill
wrote (in ) about 'Human Experimentation :
Civil, Criminal, Constitutional ? : It is still going on.', on Mon, 25
>> Winfield Hill wrote:
>>> Should someone be able to copyright their emails in a chat room?
>> I don't use chat rooms, but UK copyright law, AIUI, holds that ANY
>> original 'work' is automatically copyright as soon as it exists.
> Does UK law apply to someone reading and responding in the US,
> or to someone in Lower Slobovia, for that matter?
Nobody knows which legal code applies to Usenet. Ask any lawyer in any
country and you will be told, 'Our law'. This is expected to be a major
source of income for lawyers in the future. (;-)
I posted about English law only because I know even less about law in
BTW, there is no 'UK law'. Scotland and the north of Ireland have
different laws and legal codes from England and Wales. This allows even
more opportunity for earnings from Usenet legal issues. (;-)
Regards, John Woodgate, OOO - Own Opinions Only. http://www.jmwa.demon.co.uk
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