David Lloyd-Jones wrote:
> >I never promised to protect my list members from being murdered by
> >other list members. And, unlike Prodigy, I have no contract with
> Whether or not this follows from the duties of a webmeister, it certainly
> follows from one's duties as a citizen.
I think you are confusing moral duty with legal duty. So far as I know,
we have been discussing the latter, which is relevant to list members'
personal and professional activities.
In Anglo-American common law, it is not the legal duty of a citizen to
assist those in distress or generally prevent harm to others, except if
one has placed them in peril or owes them a special duty of care because
of a contractual or status relationship.
As to moral duty, I think that's well beyond the scope of this
discussion and mailing list.
Michael C. Berch