From: Kate Mahoney (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: 09/26/03-04:16:29 PM Z
Here in New Zealand copyright is inherent in original work - you don't need
to do anything to copyright.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Niranjan Patel" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, September 27, 2003 8:06 AM
Subject: Re: Copyright
> It seems to me that people are mixing up what is legal and what is
> They do not always go hand-in-hand. Copyright is a legal issue. In order
> for someone to violate your copyright you need to have "copyrighted" the
> material which most contributing here do not. While it may be unethical
> use someone else's ideas in a book without properly acknowledging the
> (here the editor/publisher is probably as guilty as the author) it is not
> necessarily illegal. You could lose your job, lose respect among
> or may be no one will offer you a new book deal (unless you work at New
> Times, that is) if you are caught plagiarizing material that is not
> protected by a copyright. But I doubt if you will have civil liabilities.
> I guess if one has a unique knowledge about something and is worried
> that someone if going to rip it off, one should try to publish as original
> work first instead of putting it out on the list.
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