[oclug] Evil Empire???
johne at trifidtech.ca
Wed Apr 4 20:30:03 EDT 2001
Looks to me that they are trying to claim ownership of anything going through
their servers. That would include things quoted in replies, allowing them to
claim ownership of anything included in any message. Why would people want
to freely exchange ideas and information through a service that claims
ownership of anything passed through it's servers?
On Wednesday 04 April 2001 20:08, you wrote:
> If I understand correctly, Microsoft can only claim the ownership of the
> data their users send through the hotmail server. If that's the case, how
> could it do any harm to this mailing list?
> Seung-woo Nam
> John Elliott wrote:
> > On Wednesday 04 April 2001 17:49, Seung-woo Nam wrote:
> > > Who decides whether it's wanted or not? If you don't want to read it,
> > > you can always ignore it, right?
> > > Unless everyone on the list agrees that any signatures containing
> > > company names be banned, there's no reason to block yahoo or hotmail
> > > addresses.
> > Actually there may well be a good reason to block hotmail addresses as it
> > effectively claim ownership of anything that you transmit through their
> > service.
> > Check out the "hotmail fiasco" post from Chris Herrnberger.
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