- To: mathgroup at yoda.physics.unc.edu
- Subject: copyright?
- From: Steven M. Christensen <stevec at yoda.physics.unc.edu>
- Date: Tue, 15 Jun 93 13:44:26 EDT
MathGroupers: Recently I have been trying to find a way to protect the intellectual property rights of people who post useful information or code to MathGroup. I do not want future MathGroup postings to be used inappropriately in publications or other places without the permission of the original developer. Rather than append some sort of Copyright symbol to every message, I think that it is more appropriate for individual posters to do this if they want: I propose that posters put a line like Copyright (c) 1993, <their name> at the end of the email message that they want to retain some sort of control over. Then readers will know that if they see the Copyright line, they should contact the owner to get permission to use their message or code. Surely, readers should always credit the original poster in publications. It is possible that no one really cares about this issue. I hope to get a consensus to help me decide its importance. I welcome the input of MathGroup members on this. I will collect suggestions and then post a summary of the various opinions. I presume there is some NET rule about this that someone can send me. Steve Christensen MathGroup