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BinaryBillTheSailor@Sea++.com 07-05-2003 09:29 PM

Re: Coming out
 
On Fri, 04 Jul 2003 18:58:49 GMT, Robert Baer <robertbaer@earthlink.net> wrote:

>BinaryBillTheSailor@Sea++.com wrote:
>>
>> On Thu, 3 Jul 2003 16:20:23 -0400, "Chris Taylor Jr" <nospam@nerys.com> wrote:
>>
>> >never said it would be easy or simple. but the fact remains the actions were
>> >illegal.
>> >
>> >Proving the copyright was mine would NOT be very difficult and would also be
>> >uncontested. (it was my post)

>>
>> You are in WAAAAAAY over your head.
>>
>> BB
>>
>> >
>> >Chris Taylor
>> >http://www.nerys.com/
>> >
>> ><BinaryBillTheSailor@Sea++.com> wrote in message
>> >news:56t8gvohm6p34v2j622u2hifgu5lg31h4u@4ax.com.. .
>> >> On 03 Jul 2003 14:32:41 GMT, charliediy@aol.combleah (Charlie Self)
>> >> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> >BinaryBill states:
>> >> >>Copyright only gives you the possible legal standing to try and
>> >> >>protect your work at your own expense. Before you can even bring suit,
>> >> >>you would have to have a judge rule that you actually own the rights.
>> >> >
>> >> >Not so. You can sue, and prove the rights are yours during the suit.
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >> You don't have legal standing to sue until you establish you are the
>> >> copyright holder. Otherwise, I could sue somebody for copyright
>> >> infringement on anything that has ever been published.
>> >>
>> >> BB
>> >>
>> >

>
> Be advised that a the document from the copyright office, covering the
>work *IS* uncontestable legal proof.
> Without it, one is in a quagmire.


That's pretty much what I've been saying, Robert. Normally there is no such
document. You copyright a work by marking it as copyrighted. It's a claim, not
proof.

BB


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