1994-02-01 - Re: archiving on inet

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From: Chris Knight <cknight@crl.com>
To: “Perry E. Metzger” <pmetzger@lehman.com>
Message Hash: 60d1d43fc5bc079b30031b2c6876e09f4be621c1d8b6f672c3d30ff76243da88
Message ID: <Pine.3.87.9402011355.A2238-0100000@crl.crl.com>
Reply To: <199402012029.PAA03234@snark>
UTC Datetime: 1994-02-01 21:40:41 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 1 Feb 94 13:40:41 PST

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From: Chris Knight <cknight@crl.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 94 13:40:41 PST
To: "Perry E. Metzger" <pmetzger@lehman.com>
Subject: Re: archiving on inet
In-Reply-To: <199402012029.PAA03234@snark>
Message-ID: <Pine.3.87.9402011355.A2238-0100000@crl.crl.com>
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On Tue, 1 Feb 1994, Perry E. Metzger wrote:

> Try to sue for damages when your work is available for free to
> millions of people. The judge will laugh in your face, copyright or
> no. Damages are, after all, related to lost revenue 

Lost revenue can be measured in more than one way.  Besides estimated 
loss of sales, it can be measured in profit earned by the defendant.  If 
an author published a story in a magazine once, and never intends to 
publish it again, this does not give you the right to sell his story 
because he wasn't going to be making money on it anywhay.

> anyone who wants to see something for free in one medium, you will 
> have a fucking hard time to keep them from examining it in another
> equivalent medium. 

Profanity aside, that's not an entirely logical arguemnt.  There are 
plenty of free publications in the US that contain copyrighted work.  
Publishing in a "free medium" does not strip your rights.