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Thread: <ACS> Legal question on received emails

  1. #1
    Macarro
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    <ACS> Legal question on received emails

    I am not sure if this is right group for this...

    I have a .com domain and there is this little organisation that owns the same
    domain but with a .net

    Sometimes I get sent emails from some of their members, they make for a very
    funny read and I think it
    is my dutty to let people know what those people are up to, they are not a
    commercial enterprise it is
    just some tiny wacko group.

    Without entering in moral arguments, would it be legal for me to publish the
    emails I receive in my inbox
    even if not meant for me? Right now I am doing nothing wrong, it is not my
    fault if people send email to
    the wrong address.

    Thanks

  2. #2
    David H. Lipman
    Guest

    Re: <ACS> Legal question on received emails

    From: "Macarro" <no@mail.com>

    | I am not sure if this is right group for this...

    | I have a .com domain and there is this little organisation that owns the same
    | domain but with a .net

    | Sometimes I get sent emails from some of their members, they make for a very
    | funny read and I think it
    | is my dutty to let people know what those people are up to, they are not a
    | commercial enterprise it is
    | just some tiny wacko group.

    | Without entering in moral arguments, would it be legal for me to publish the
    | emails I receive in my inbox
    | even if not meant for me? Right now I am doing nothing wrong, it is not my
    | fault if people send email to
    | the wrong address.

    | Thanks

    No.

    --
    Dave
    http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
    Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



  3. #3
    nemo_outis
    Guest

    Re: <ACS> Legal question on received emails

    Macarro <no@mail.com> wrote in
    news:part1of1.1.Q$WZj16ZwTooHQ@ue.ph:

    > I am not sure if this is right group for this...
    >
    > I have a .com domain and there is this little organisation
    > that owns the same domain but with a .net
    >
    > Sometimes I get sent emails from some of their members,
    > they make for a very funny read and I think it
    > is my dutty to let people know what those people are up to,
    > they are not a commercial enterprise it is
    > just some tiny wacko group.
    >
    > Without entering in moral arguments, would it be legal for
    > me to publish the emails I receive in my inbox
    > even if not meant for me? Right now I am doing nothing
    > wrong, it is not my
    > fault if people send email to
    > the wrong address.
    >
    > Thanks



    Such matters are highly dependent on jurisdictional aspects.
    If you want a legal opinion, consult a lawyer.

    I'm not blowing you off, I'm saving your ass.

    Regards,

    PS Here in Canada, the "duty of care" I owe to someone who
    sends me unsolicited email is very low. (Essentially zero
    where "unsolicited = spam" and only slightly higher where
    "unsolicited = mistake."

    However, you can be sued for almost anything in some insanely
    litigious jurisdictions (e.g., the US) and it can cost
    considerable time, trouble, money, and effort to deal with
    such suits even if they will ultimately be dismissed as
    "frivolous and vexatious" (which, fortunately, happens a lot
    more often, a lot quicker, and a lot cheaper in a sane country
    like Canada).

    The laws regarding libel have great variability - in some
    jurisdictions truth is an absolute defence, while in others
    "the greater the truth the greater the libel" if it is spread
    deliberately or recklessly to damage another's reputation,
    business, etc.

    There is even the possibility (very unlikely, I'll grant you)
    of criminal charges such as public mischief (particularly if
    you tread on the toes of someone important, rich, and well-
    connected.)

    As I said, have a nice little chat with a lawyer.

    PPS Now, unfortuately, any lawyer you consult is going to
    err on the side of prudence (i.e., save his own ass) and tell
    you not to publish them. He'd be a fool to say otherwise.

    I said to consult a lawyer. But "consult" does not mean
    "slavishly obey." He advises, you decide (or, less
    graciously: Your ass, your call.)

    Question him closely on the severity and likelihood of the
    various negative outcomes, and then decide *for yourself* if
    you're willing to run those risks. In short, if you
    publish, do so with your eyes wide open and be ready to be
    slugged.

    PPPS If you're too cheap or too lazy to consult a lawyer, you
    shouldn't even be asking the question of whether you should
    publish the emails.

    PPPPS If you want to get some idea of how nasty some folks
    can get about you publishing things that just "fall into your
    hands," you might want to consider the spot of bother a
    certain Mr. Assange is currently in.


  4. #4
    Jeffrey Walton
    Guest

    Re: <ACS> Legal question on received emails

    On Sep 12, 8:12*am, "David H. Lipman" <DLipman~nosp...@Verizon.Net>
    wrote:
    > From: "Macarro" <n...@mail.com>
    >
    > | I am not sure if this is right group for this...
    >
    > | I have a .com domain and there is this little organisation that owns the same
    > | domain but with a .net
    >
    > | Sometimes I get sent emails from some of their members, they make for avery
    > | funny read and I think it
    > | is my dutty to let people know what those people are up to, they are not a
    > | commercial enterprise it is
    > | just some tiny wacko group.
    >
    > | Without entering in moral arguments, would it be legal for me to publish the
    > | emails I receive in my inbox
    > | *even if not meant for me? Right now I am doing nothing wrong, it is not my
    > | fault if people send email to
    > | *the wrong address.
    >
    > | Thanks
    >
    > No.

    Citation please.

    > --
    > Davehttp://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
    > Multi-AV -http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



  5. #5
    Ari Silverstein
    Guest

    Re: <ACS> Legal question on received emails

    On Sun, 12 Sep 2010 08:30:05 +0000 (UTC), Macarro wrote:

    > Sometimes I get sent emails from some of their members, they make for a very
    > funny read and I think it
    > is my dutty to let people know what those people are up to, they are not a
    > commercial enterprise it is
    > just some tiny wacko group.
    >
    > Without entering in moral arguments, would it be legal for me to publish the
    > emails I receive in my inbox
    > even if not meant for me? Right now I am doing nothing wrong, it is not my
    > fault if people send email to
    > the wrong address.


    Legal questions need to be answered by lawyers. OK, now, you have
    assclowns you want to "out", good for you.lol

    Draw yourself up a free blog, put the assclowns emails up there with
    an intro explaining how you got these erroneously, why you are doing
    the blog, etc.

    Then come back to Usenet and put your blog in your signature.
    --
    Passwords, people, they are not just for game shows. If you refuse to
    make the effort to remember a few long, diverse passwords, then don't
    scream at me when your FICO is 496 and your bank accounts are zeroed
    out.

  6. #6
    za kAT
    Guest

    Re: <ACS> Legal question on received emails

    On Sun, 12 Sep 2010 16:24:10 GMT, nemo_outis wrote:

    > PPPS If you're too cheap or too lazy to consult a lawyer, you
    > shouldn't even be asking the question of whether you should
    > publish the emails.


    For ****'s sake, why don't you Usenet Kopp alt.comp.nemo-outis and
    keep your useless blither out of here?
    --
    zakAT@pooh.the.cat - Sergeant Tech-Com, DN38416.
    Assigned to protect you. You've been targeted for denigration!

  7. #7
    nemo_outis
    Guest

    Re: <ACS> Legal question on received emails

    za kAT <anonymous@not-for-mail.invalid> wrote in
    news:i6j8bq$f3b$1@tioat.net:

    Swat!

  8. #8
    za kAT
    Guest

    Re: <ACS> Legal question on received emails

    On Sun, 12 Sep 2010 20:09:54 GMT, nemo_outis wrote:

    > Can I suck your dick!


    No.

    *SWAT!*
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    zakAT@pooh.the.cat - Sergeant Tech-Com, DN38416.
    Assigned to protect you. You've been targeted for denigration!

  9. #9
    unruh
    Guest

    Re: <ACS> Legal question on received emails

    On 2010-09-12, Macarro <no@mail.com> wrote:
    > I am not sure if this is right group for this...
    >
    > I have a .com domain and there is this little organisation that owns the same
    > domain but with a .net
    >
    > Sometimes I get sent emails from some of their members, they make for a very
    > funny read and I think it
    > is my dutty to let people know what those people are up to, they are not a
    > commercial enterprise it is
    > just some tiny wacko group.
    >
    > Without entering in moral arguments, would it be legal for me to publish the
    > emails I receive in my inbox
    > even if not meant for me? Right now I am doing nothing wrong, it is not my
    > fault if people send email to
    > the wrong address.


    Copyright in the emails rests with the original creator of the email You
    would be violating copyright law by posting them.

    >
    > Thanks


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