Cached by Google
geradamas at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 26 04:37:36 CDT 2007
Mark Talluto wrote:
"Too late. It has been cached by Google. That is how
I read the letter long after it had been taken down."
I really wonder what right Google have to do this;
after all, the internet does not belong to them.
If I write a letter (you know, one of those things on
paper shoved in an envelope) to my mother I would
suppose the intellectual property rights to it are
shared between mother and myself at the most - and at
the least, only to me.
However, I don't see how I could prevent mother from
showing the letter to other people; either by
bellowing at her down the telephone, or by legal
None of the messages that are posted to the RR
Use-list are addressed to Google.
Now I know that "sunny-Jim" posted his message into
what might be deemed a "public space" - i.e. a website
of his. I presume that as the website was his the
contents were his - and as such Google have, by
caching his website, committed theft.
This makes all sorts of things look farcical as
Google, amongst others, is leading a big "thing"
against theft of intellectual property, "pirating" of
software, and so forth.
It would seem that some speak with forked tongues.
Now - let Google cache this!
sincerely, Richmond Mathewson
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