|Okay -- I thought I was done.|
Okay -- I thought I was done.
Nov. 16th, 2010 @ 09:01 am
|Date:||November 16th, 2010 10:06 pm (UTC)|| |
If emails are copyrighted, then civilization is on the verge of collapse.
Emails are copyrighted; civilization has not collapsed. Yet.
Beyond the obvious (rudeness, arrogance, and a command of the English language that would embarrass a fifth grader), this is basic error that Ms. Griggs committed: She didn't have
to notice the copyright notice on the material she took. Under existing copyright law, any
creative work is protected by copyright the moment it is in fixed form.
Emails are copyrighted. Heck, our comments on LJ are copyrighted. Beyond limited quoting, no one can take them for their own purposes.
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