--- Brett <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> On 6/20/06, Danial Thom <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> wrote:
> >
> >
> > User manuals and how-tos don't generally get
> > copyright notices, because there is nothing
> > creative about it. Someone could write
> exactly
> > the same thing (just about), and you'd have
> > little claim to it because its just a
> procedural
> > description. What, is the formatting of your
> > index unique or something?
> 
> Not at all.  The entire procedure is unique. 
> That's why
> it's helpful to others, hopefully.
> 
> Check out the FreeBSD handbook.  It's full of
> copyright notices.
> I don't think someone's going to come out with
> a FreeBSD handbook
> without images and claim that they wrote it,
> and then get away with it.
> And even then, the copyright notice is just a
> formality.
> 
> 
> >
> > But that aside, I was more amused by the
> subject
> > "serious breach of copyright", as if someone
> had
> > taken your claim for writing War and Peace or
> > something. They didn't even explicitly put a
> > byline on it. Its just a how-to on a web
> page.
> >
> > And where are the credits for all of the
> how-tos
> > you read to gain this knowledge? Why doesn't
> > their work count? You should have a full
> > bibliography. After all, credit is important!
> >
> > Like I said, who cares.
> >
> > DT
> >

Maybe we can get Ingrid to put your mailing
address on there also so we can send you cards,
gifts and cash donations. Can you make that about
2 points bigger also? We wouldn't want anyone to
miss it.

DT

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