X-Message-Number: 16264
Date: Sat, 12 May 2001 11:00:37 -0500
From: Steve Jackson <>
Subject: Re: CryoNet #16257 - #16261

An anonymous poster signing itself "fair4us" wrote . . .

>Message #16259
>Date: Fri, 11 May 2001 09:36:16 -0400
>From: fair4us <>
>Subject: Wakfer vs. Desrosier
>In Cryonet #16256, Paul Wakfer quoted a number of excerpts from private
>email of Mr. Desrosier. . . what of the ethical issue of posting private
>email to a public >forum?

There is no issue here.

Without taking any sides in the actual dispute . . . there is nothing
unethical about reposting either the public statements of an individual, or
the mail they send you. Mail belongs to the receiver; the sender has no
right to complain if it's reposted. If you don't want your views made
public, you can certainly *ask* recipients to keep them private. Unless
they *agree* to that request, they have NO obligation not to publish their
own correspondence.

 Steve Jackson - yes, of SJ Games - yes, we won the Secret Service case
  Learn Web or die - http://www.sjgames.com/ - dinosaurs, Lego, Kahlua!
          The heck with PGP keys; finger for Geek Code. Fnord.

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