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copyright, that mythical concept

err, there seems to be some sort of comprehension problem here jeff/scott?

i have clearly made the distinction between "white papers" (e.g. the
haldex), and other information i have been given by vendors/manufacturers
etc (e.g. from zexel).  these i consider i am able to re-produce and
re-distribute.  as i have done.

the sae is entirely another story.  if you have ever received an sae paper,
you will be aware of the large pink slip which accompanies each article and
what it says about copyright.  i am not going to break that code.

as i have said, to have the sae papers, all you have to do is to contact the
sae to obtain a copy for yourself.  and pay some money.

scott, you make a claim about an sae paper, and can't back it up.  thats
fine.  everyone else just sees you pissing in the wind...

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-----Original Message-----

Date: Sat, 9 Oct 1999 11:22:35 EDT
From: QSHIPQ@aol.com
Subject: RE:  'Sudden' Exposure

The "distribution" hasn't stopped him before, in fact, Dave E. has freely
"distributed" full text verbatum Haldex information in just the past couple
weeks, and we could go to the archives and find more blatent
distribution/webpublish violations.  Given that recent "distribution"
bother him, then maybe we have a "web-publish" (TM - S.B.:) issue.  Since
Jeff G has a site already dedicated to Torsen issues, and has had a "white
paper" up on his site for quite some time, maybe it would ease Dave's mind
he just gave the information to Jeff, and let Jeff take the "heat".


Date: Sat, 9 Oct 1999 11:57:25 EDT
From: OorQue@aol.com
Subject: Re: diffs and opinion II

In a message dated 99-10-09 11:06:13 EDT, sbigelow@sprint.ca writes:

> Well, yes, I assume he owns the paper...but not the rights to distribute
> or web-publish it.

"White papers," for those who don't know, are propaganda prepared by
companies to promote their products.  Having received hundreds, if not
thousands of these while I was involved with publishing audio magazines, I
can't believe that any company would take offense at one being published on
the web, let alone pursue legal action against the person who did so.
(Needless to say, the cynical among you will also realize that "white
rarely point out a product's shortcomings, unreservered praise being the
general rule.)  Mind you, the SAE makes money by selling reprints of its
articles and I would expect them to protect their copyright vigorously.