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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (jms at b5)
 Subject: Re: JMS Interview at fanboyplanet.
      To: rec.arts.comics.marvel.universe  
    Date: 10/20/2004 5:56:19 PM  

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>Yes, it certainly does say so.
>and thats fine if its an archive of his stories, or columns or such.
>but an archive of a discussion or debate should be comprehensive and
>include all sides or its not worth much.
>Like the Presidential debates that only broadcasts one of the debaters
>but pushes the mute botton on the opponent
>or imagine you are on trial where the prosecutor makes his case but your
>defense cannot.
>The results are pretty predictable.
>If a newcomer wants to know what all the uproar about sins past is
>about. Do you think you will get the full story from just reading the
>JMS posts? or from going to the racmu forum where all the messages are at?
>

1) Anybody who wants the full story of any discussion can go to google and get
it, it's not like they disappear into the ether.

2) For something like the archive, you would need to get the permission of
*every other person who posts* to incorporate their material, since all public
messages are the copyrighted property of the person who posted them (not many
know this part of internet law) and may not be used without permission in any
other forum or venue.

Which is why my sig reads the way it does.

The jmsnews people are following the law, nothing more or less.

jms

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