[arin-ppml] On USG 'granting of rights'

Seth Johnson seth.p.johnson at gmail.com
Thu Jun 4 19:51:49 EDT 2015

On Thu, Jun 4, 2015 at 7:39 PM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 4, 2015 at 6:48 PM, Seth Johnson <seth.p.johnson at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Trying to make out a claim
>> that one owns pure information without talking about other ways one
>> could ground a try-able charge (and save court costs in attempting a
>> case that's easily identified as tendentious) is just weird.
> Hi Seth,
> Meaning no disrespect, but Marc is a lawyer who whether right or wrong
> has surely invested a sufficient portion of his life learning the
> intricacies of law to speak with some authority on the subject. You
> would do us all a courtesy by spending at least some effort learning
> about intangible property before challenging his statements as
> "weird."

You'd do us a courtesy by recognizing the difference between
intangible property (of which there's all kinds) and ostensible rights
in pure information.


> Also:
> A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
> Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
> A: Top-posting.
> Q: What is the most annoying thing in e-mail?
> Thanks,
> Bill Herrin
> --
> William Herrin ................ herrin at dirtside.com  bill at herrin.us
> Owner, Dirtside Systems ......... Web: <http://www.dirtside.com/>

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