> I just discovered that reference.com (http://www.reference.com) is
> archiving several of my mailing lists without my permission. Here's
> the catch: they aren't doing it by subscribing to the lists
> themselves, but by archiving newsgroups that are getting the lists
> through a mail-to-news gateway.
> I don't really blame reference.com for this -- the gateway and the
> organization running it are the real source of the problem.
If reference.com's new FAQ is to be believed they have changed their
tune. They now say:
"We will only archive the postings to a mailing list if given explicit
permission from the list owner."
They still have a statement that confuses "publicly accessible" with
"public domain". But if the above is true, I don't really mind.
Good to know that either they came to their senses, or their lawyers
Michelle Dick email@example.com East Palo Alto, CA
Owner, FATFREE Vegetarian Mailing List
ftp://ftp.fatfree.com firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.fatfree.com