1994-02-01 - Re: archiving on inet

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From: “Perry E. Metzger” <pmetzger@lehman.com>
To: Jason Zions <jazz@hal.com>
Message Hash: c58838b4486bd1086f49e8a9674ac7c14764e3500af3f879ceffd9f60ddc48ef
Message ID: <199402012103.QAA03285@snark>
Reply To: <9402012021.AA01756@jazz.hal.com>
UTC Datetime: 1994-02-01 21:05:39 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 1 Feb 94 13:05:39 PST

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From: "Perry E. Metzger" <pmetzger@lehman.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 94 13:05:39 PST
To: Jason Zions <jazz@hal.com>
Subject: Re: archiving on inet
In-Reply-To: <9402012021.AA01756@jazz.hal.com>
Message-ID: <199402012103.QAA03285@snark>
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Jason Zions says:
> > 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?
> It's the difference between listening to the radio yourself and buying a
> home-made tape of the radio program from someone else. The first is legal;
> the second is, generally, not.

The reason selling a tape of a radio show isn't legal is because then
you can play it as often as you like. On the other hand, usenet is
already distributed in a form that lets you read the messages as often
as you like. You can archive them forever, and in fact thats part of
the news software.