1994-02-01 - Re: archiving on inet

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From: Chris Knight <cknight@crl.com>
To: Kirk Sheppard <kshep@netcom.com>
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Message ID: <Pine.3.87.9402011113.A18730-0100000@crl.crl.com>
Reply To: <Pine.3.85.9402011400.A27297-0100000@netcom9>
UTC Datetime: 1994-02-01 19:55:28 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 1 Feb 94 11:55:28 PST

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From: Chris Knight <cknight@crl.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 94 11:55:28 PST
To: Kirk Sheppard <kshep@netcom.com>
Subject: Re: archiving on inet
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On Tue, 1 Feb 1994, Kirk Sheppard wrote:

> Regarding the archive I believe it was some company in Canada, I'm not 
> sure. There was a thread about this archiving question on another group I 
> suppose in the last three weeks. I can't remember where I saw it, if it 
> wasn't here. Sorry. And about "paying" for the cd-rom, I pay for the 
> usenet feed, and none of us who post are getting royalty payments from 
> any of the internet providers. So answer the question again, what is the 
> difference in paying an internet provider for access to usenet, and 
> paying a cd-rom provider for access to usenet? None materially, except 
> that the cd is not interactive, and some providers are (not all as in 
> bbs' that don't send e-mail to the internet, but have some usenet 
> groups.) There is no material difference that I can determine.

I'm just glad you are not a politician.

If all you are concerned with is "Material differnce", then you think 
it's perfectly ok for me to sell you a good copy of a magazine?  By your 
"logic" (loosely used), you had to pay for the copy, and you had to pay 
for the original, so what's the difference?  The difference is the WILL 
AND PERMISSION of the author!  As the author of this message, I willingly 
placed it within the net.  I HAVE NOT, NOR WILL NOT, GIVE FREE PERMISSION 

The basis of copyright law is the protection of the author's rights.  One 
of these rights is the choice of distribution.

Perhaps you should try writing for money sometime.  You might actually 
appreciate what you seem to be trying to tear apart.