Re: Postings from http://www.linuxforum.com/
From: Kenneth (Kenneth_at_pickone.anyone)
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 05:46:29 GMT
On 2004-04-29, Andy Fraser <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> In alt.os.linux, Kenneth uttered these immortal words:
>>>> What can we do? This is a public forum and I guess our posts are in the
>>>> public domain.
>>> They are not. By posting your article to Usenet you have given implicit
>>> permission for your article to be distributed throughout the Usenet
>>> network, but you have not granted permission for any other sort of
>> It is part of the usenet network, just like any ISP. They have a news
>> server, they allow posts in and out....therefore...guess what???
>> They do the same thing google, a private corp does.
>> If people what to do something, don't respond to post for that
>> organization, put a filter in your news reader.
> I'm going to do some research later but from what I've seen so far it looks
> like we retain copyright of our posts, at least in some territories.
> Google make it pretty clear that Google Groups is a Usenet archive and I
> believe they honour the x-no-archive (or whatever it is) header. I haven't
> seen anything on Linux Forums that says they are pulling or pushing posts
> to or from alt.os.linux or acting as a partial Usenet archive. I haven't
> seen anything that states they honour the x-no-archive header either. If
> they are just providing a web interface to the group they may not be able
> to honour the header because they may not be archiving posts.
> If we do retain copyright of our posts then I believe we would be within our
> rights to let Google archive our posts but not Linux Forums but IANAL and
> as I said I need to do more research.
Not to get anal, but your ISP archives you post, in fact all usenet postings,
they just archieve for a few days, maybe a week then rotate the old posts out.
They only thing preventing anyone from do another google is simply disk space.
Remember, google bought dejenews' archives of the usenet so years back