[ILUG] RE: ilug legal issues [Long]
kevin+dated+1036016303.7e6d63 at ie.suberic.net
Fri Oct 25 23:19:06 IST 2002
On Fri, Oct 25, 2002 at 09:54:31AM +0100, Breathnach, Proinnsias (Dublin) wrote:
to the best of my knowledge, you have no training in law. and i'm not
being snide - neither do i! that's my problem. every few weeks i read
yet another stupid legal decision regarding the net that defies common
sense. i can't fathom how such email disclaimers could be enforced when
sent to a mailing list, but that assessment is based on common sense,
> Do we __really__ want to add this to the monthly mailman messages (and the
> welcome ones, and as an autoresponder to all incoming mail ??) I personally
> think blatently stating the obvious would be overkill ... but this is a
> democratic society ... and I'll accept the will of my electorate (assuming
> it fits my purpose <g>)
since people sending messages to the list do not need to subscribe, they
won't be warned with the welcome or monthly mails. if there was some
sort of s/w that caught the mail first and sent out such a warning then i
guess that would be ok. seems kind of shrink-wrap-license like, though.
but then they're legal (see, makes no sense).
and yes, i know i'm being a pest about this. however i keep seeing
these email disclaimers on this list. either they are enforcable and a
possible liability to the ilug and the members of ilug, or they are not
enforcable and therefore both a rude waste of bandwidth of a voluntary
organisation and a threatening manner to interact with the members of
that organisation. imho, neither sentiment belongs on this list.
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