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Re: NFC: permission to republish NFC articles

Again, though, there is the matter of how copyright law works.  IANAL but my
understanding of it is this.

When you write something, and post it somewhere public like the internet, it
is automatically copyrighted to you.  Unless you sign over copyright to a
publisher or some other third party, you still own the copyright.  Robert
can write articles and let NANFA publish them if he wants, but unless he
signed over copyright he still owns the rights to that article.  He can
actually say "you can publish it once in your printed journal, but no on
your web site".  So unless he has signed copyright, he would be the one in a
position to be a pr*ck.  Thankfully the NFC seems to be more about sharing
the information and less about these stupid turf wars.

Again, IANAL, but if the authors didn't sign over copyright I'd just put the
articles back up and let NANFA either litigate or shut up.  I think any
lawyer would pretty much tell them that unless they got copyright signed
over to them, it would be a fruitless pursuit.

[sorry, I'm the one who farted]

Chris Hedemark - Hillsborough, NC
----- Original Message -----
From: "mcclurg luke e" <mcclurgl at washburn_edu>
To: <nfc at actwin_com>
Sent: Sunday, March 04, 2001 3:24 PM
Subject: Re: NFC: permission to republish NFC articles

> ...<sigh>  heaven forbid we actually might decide to do something for the
> very things we are trying to protect!  Why, how dare we actually think we
> might be able to COOPERATE!  This is a matter of "turf" after all...
> <sighs, shakes his head and wishes people would grow up>  So, in the
> meantime, until this turf war is resolved, anyone who might try to
> actually garner some understanding from these now extirpated articles is
> just SOL I guess.   Let's hear if for dedicatin to the cause!!!!!!!!!
> <one small fart is heard from afar off>
> End of editorial...
> Luke
> On Fri, 2 Mar 2001, robert a rice wrote:
> > because of the recent complaints from our NANFA friends all the articles
> > have been pulled and must be re looked at to see if they ever appeared
> > AC. If they appeared in AC we must either change the credit to fit their
> > new requests or delete them as per their request. Non AC articles will
> > up shortly. AC articles that have appeared in other places or we have
> > authours permission for remain in limbo. We will get it figured it out.
> >
> > Ohhh to just care about conservation :)
> >
> >
> > Robert Rice NFC  President
> > Save those Fishes,  Join the Native Fish Conservancy
> > http://www.nativefish.org
> >
> > On Fri, 2 Mar 2001 20:05:26 -0500 "Chris Hedemark" <chris at yonderway_com>
> > writes:
> > > Speaking of links disappearing, the NFC articles index looks rather
> > > small.
> > > Just for a test I did a search for "Ditch" to try to find "Eulogy To
> > > A
> > > Ditch".  My search came up blank.  It's not there (on the index).
> > > For all
> > > intents and purposes, anyone going to the NFC site will no longer
> > > find that
> > > article.  Has there been a purge of articles on the web site?  I
> > > think
> > > Robert had written a whole mess of articles that aren't there
> > > anymore.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> > Robert Rice NFC  President
> > Save those Fishes,  Join the Native Fish Conservancy
> > http://www.nativefish.org
> >