Re: virus: Symbols online

Dan Plante (
Mon, 24 Mar 1997 17:54:27 -0800

At 12:20 PM 3/24/97 -0800, you wrote:
>> >Lee Daniel Crocker <> <>
>> >"All inventions or works of authorship original to me, herein and past,
>> >are placed irrevocably in the public domain, and may be used or modified
>> >for any purpose, without permission, attribution, or notification."--LDC
>> Then I think I'll take credit for #2 :-)
>I understand that's in jest,

I sure hope so. I didn't just count on the outrageous nature of the statement
to ensure accurate perception of intent, I actually stooped to using a (gasp)
_smiley_. The shame...

>but just to clarify the serious intent:
>Absence of copyright is not license for fraud. You are welcome to "steal"
>any work of mine (I put that in scare quotes because I don't believe in
>intellectual property law, and it isn't theft unless you do). You can
>even remove any identification from it, modify it, and resell it. But to
>actually claim authorship would be fraudulent. But /I/ would still have
>no standing to complain. Those who bought from you what you misled them
>to believe was your original work would have standing to complain when
>they discovered otherwise.

Lee, I think you should give people who subscribe to a list like "virus"
some credit in legal savvy and character. IMHO and all that...