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Subject: Unauthorized copying of posts
From: "Monee C. Kidd" <mkidd @ apk . net>
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 1995 22:02:06 -0400 (EDT)
To: list-managers @ GreatCircle . COM

I have a problem of a different sort. I maintain a read only list where I 
post a recipe archive once a month. These recipes are gathered from a 
couple of Usenet newsgroups, the main one being I 
have been doing this since January, and so far, I have compiled over 350 
recipes. No small task...

A bout a week or so ago, I noticed in r.f.choc, someone has begun a new 
web site pertaining to chocolate. The first thing I saw when I went there 
was references to my list,  with all my words lifted verbatim from my 
list info post. Which I didn't mind so much. Until I found a whole 
section of this site is dedicated to my recipes. The site owner, tho he 
did credit me for putting together the archives,  is taking all my work 
and dumping it onto his pages, without having bothered to tell me, let 
alone ask my permission.

My question is this: I need to write this person a note, if for no other 
reason than to tell him to remove the link to send mail to my list - 
since it's a moderated list I'm getting spammed with bounced messages 
now. But I want to say something also about my displeasure with him using 
my work without asking permission. I know, since the posts were from 
Usenet to begin with, I don't own a copywrite on the material or 
anything, but he's taken my formatting, and my hard work, and I don't 
appreciate that. 

Does anyone out there have experience with copies of their list digests 
or other such information from their lists showing up in other places on 
the net that could give me some advice here?

 If you always do what you always have,                 ~*~
you'll always get what you've always had.           ~*~*~*~*~*~
             ~*~*~*~*~*~                   Monee C. Kidd ~ ChocoMistress

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