thirty-thousand word trilogy

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thirty-thousand word trilogy

Post by graham » Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:32 am

as the author has not given his name or contact no would it be poss for you to post it up so we can have read(a good laugh)
you have see both side of any argument
im not expert but if it is anonymous there is no copyright? and if it is sent to be an part of a public Consultation anyone should be able to read it
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Re: thirty-thousand word trilogy

Post by thewrightstuff » Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:53 pm

graham wrote:as the author has not given his name or contact no would it be poss for you to post it up so we can have read(a good laugh)
you have see both side of any argument
im not expert but if it is anonymous there is no copyright? and if it is sent to be an part of a public Consultation anyone should be able to read it
Is there another thread to this post ?

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Post by Piston Broke » Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:41 pm

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Post by Mike Bull » Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:07 pm

I'd strongly suspect that no, it shouldn't and won't be made public, though the thing has to be seen to be believed! :shock: :roll:

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Post by malcolm uk » Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:38 pm

Interesting that a document for a public consultation should need to be 'private', but the use of innuendo against named people is probably best kept off a public access website. The lawyers would be the only people to earn any money from what might be libel actions. However to send legal papers out you need to know the author and their address and I am sure it is not 'Bridget Jones'.

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Post by Ernie Lazenby » Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:53 pm

HI Malcolm my long suffering chess playing friend who happens to be a lawyer regularly reminds me that he charges £175 plus VAT an hour! to those who dont drive him around the country to chess tournaments (me). I think he would say that an unsigned diatribe to a public body is very much in the public domain and if it were to appear here or elsewhere the author has no case against anyone; persons whose character has been attacked in such a way would be those in a position to pursue action but if the other party has no money then only lawyers get rich!

Having spoken to Mike today one can only conclude that the authors of such compositions are avid fans of Enid Blighton.

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Post by Ernie Lazenby » Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:31 pm

Spoke to my lawyer friend this morning about our next chess league game on Tuesday (our team is top of the league-sorry had to get that one in) and just happened to broach the subject about the unsigned diatribe. In plain mans language not lawyer speak; if the owner of a webb site publishers the information and that person is also the person attacked in the document then thats is perfectly all right and is not actionable. The document is unsigned therefore there are no copyright issues.

The problem would be if for example some other person got hold of the document ,other than the one being attacked, and published it on a webb site then the owner of the webb site could become libel for an action by the person attacked if he felt his character was being attacked publically without cause.. Simply put, the individual who has been attacked slanged off or whatever can publish what he likes where he likes so long as the doucment has not been signed by the originator and endorsed not for publication.

Seems to me that the document should be published and thus may flush out the originator or at the least prevent him/her from proliferating more rubbish; the more who read it the clearer it would become as to who the person is.

I think I know who it could be and all I can say if he reads this dont bother contacting me any further asking for information about boats cos I am not going to reply. I dont like those who hide in the shadows dishing out attacks in unsigned drivel. Getting a life would appear to be a perfectly good aim to direct ones energies.

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Post by Mike Bull » Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:45 pm

As we DO know who the originator of this masterpiece is, and as said document has had no effect whatsoever on any of the authorities it was aimed at, I'm going to put this thread to bed now so we can all talk about nicer things.

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