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From:Brad Cook
Date:November 16th, 2010 07:01 pm (UTC)

Copyrights on emails

The thing is, Judith Griggs owns the copyrights on the emails she sent to Monica. Under US copyright law, we own any works we create as soon as we create them. Technically, I own the words I'm typing right now.

That said, email exchanges get published on the Internet all the time, and I don't recall any instances where someone has invoked their copyright to get them pulled.

Of course, publishing them could lead to Judith playing the victim card yet again.

Monica, what you could do is publish summaries of Judith's emails and quote a little here and there.
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Date:November 16th, 2010 07:06 pm (UTC)

Re: Copyrights on emails

I might.

I would rather this just die a quick death and be done with (as I have gotten my apology and the donation) and I would rather not have to continue to defend myself. I am also worried about inflaming the interwebs again.

However, it might be best just for me to publish my emails and a timeline. I'll think about it.
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Date:November 16th, 2010 08:42 pm (UTC)

Re: Copyrights on emails

I would really like to see that, actually. I think it will be very useful in the future for other editors and writers.
Date:November 17th, 2010 05:29 pm (UTC)

Re: Copyrights on emails

Heh, you could post the entire email exchange, and if she cries copyright infringement, you could agree to settle for an amount coincidentally the same as is reasonable in payment for your copyrights that she infringed on originally, thus calling it even. Regardless, by making this public, you've made it a win for the people by showing the power of individuals in unmasking this kind of behavior.
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