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Re: Microsoft needs a help strategy

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Microsoft needs a help strategy
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 22:19:45 +0100
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"amicus_curious" <> writes:

> "David Kastrup" <>
>> Since when?  If I send a personal letter to someone, I don't charge a
>> fee for it.  He still is not authorized for redistributing my letter or
>> using its content in publications of his.
> I don't see where that has any bearing on the issue, whether it is
> true or not.  If you send me a letter, I think that I am free to show
> it to anyone as I see fit.

Sure.  Fair use.  You are also allowed to show and lend a book you
acquired to anybody you want to as you see fit.  But you are not
authorized to make additional copies and send them around.

> Any set of words on a piece of paper do not qualify as a "unique
> expression, fixed in a media".

They don't?

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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