>> Well, there's an interesting twist - since NNTP is a system where
>> unlimited copying is how things work, by posting to usenet you implicitly
>> are saying "this thing can be copied everywhere".
>It sounds good at first, but by this logic, we would say that because a
>newspaper is copied 100,000 times and distributed to your door
>step, it will give others the right to copy it and distribute it. NOT.
There is a big difference in that the newspaper is only copied by the
publisher, and there is no authorization for anyone else to make copies.
When an item is posted to UseNet it is clearly understood that it can be
copied from any system to any system that requests that newsgroup.
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