[oclug] Privacy violation & recipient delimieter "+"
Francis J. A. Pinteric
linuxdoctor at linux.ca
Fri Aug 30 06:46:30 EDT 2002
On Thu, 29 Aug 2002 20:35:20 -0400
Brad Barnett <bb at L8R.net> wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Aug 2002 16:15:13 -0400
> "Michael P. Soulier" <msoulier at storm.ca> wrote:
> > Personally, I would contact them, and write up a small article to
> > both /.
> > and the local newspapers. Plus, any newspapers close to the physical
> > location of this company, and any privacy advocate groups that might
> > apply.
> > Mike
> An excellent suggestion, but I'd like to add one cautionary note. It is
> (remotely) possible that these two companies are owned by the same
> In that case, it's not really the same issue (although it is annoying).
> Whois information doesn't seem to back this up, but I have seen people
> that have more than one company name...
It doesn't matter who owns the company as essentially they are two
separate entities under the law. A corporation is a distinct person under
the law so coowheels selling your name to (the other name), if that is
were both owned by the same person. However, if these two companies were
actually persons "operating under the name of ...." then you have a
slightly different problem, but nonetheless worth exploring legally. Of
course if these were corporations and they WERE owned by the same person,
be certain that he would argue the negative in this case. But that's what
the courts are for, to sort out these precident setting issues. :-)
Did I hear the word "potential rat's nest here?
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