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Stefan's headers [was:Names and identifiers]


On Fri, Jun 8, 2018 at 10:13 PM, Ned Batchelder <ned at nedbatchelder.com> wrote:
> On 6/8/18 2:34 AM, Thomas Jollans wrote:
>>
>> On 07/06/18 22:36, Peter Pearson wrote:
>>
>>> X-Copyright: (C) Copyright 2018 Stefan Ram. All rights reserved.
>>> Distribution through any means
>>>    other than regular usenet channels is forbidden. It is forbidden to
>>> publish this article in the
>>>    Web, to change URIs of this article into links,        and to transfer
>>> the body without this
>>>    notice, but quotations        of parts in other Usenet posts are
>>> allowed.
>>
>> As discussed previously [1], this arguably means that it's best if you
>> don't even quote his messages if your posts are mirrored on the mailing
>> list (as most people's are).
>>
>> [1].
>> https://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2017-November/728635.html
>
>
> The restriction is absurd, and the idea that people will obey the
> restriction in the headers is absurd. If Stefan posts to a newsgroup in this
> day and age, he knows full well that his words will end up on http servers
> somewhere.  He needs to get over it, or stop posting to newsgroups.

Are news servers guaranteed to carry the X-Copyright header in all
transmissions? If not, the copyright notice isn't part of the message,
and is most likely unenforceable.

ChrisA