>From: Eric Thomas <ERIC @
>Date: Sun, 13 Jul 1997 01:56:55 +0200
>On Sat, 12 Jul 1997 16:26:57 -0700 Chuq Von Rospach <chuqui @
>>I'll disagree. It's my resource. I spent the money and energy to create the
>>list of subscribers (or the service that creates it). Therefore I think
>>intellectual property is a perfectly valid argument--it's my sweat equity and
>>pocketbook, so I sure better have a say in its use.
>That's one of the reasons why copyright law recognizes "compilation
>copyrights", where you don't own any of the individual components but do own
For this purpose, a digest of messages could be considered a compilation owned
by the list owner. But, not the list of names.