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Re: [GTh] Copyright Infringement

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  • Paul Lanier
    Thanks Ron, What I m saying is that if you just ignore a request for use of material then use of the material cannot be considered by contract nor gift. It s
    Message 1 of 14 , Jan 23, 2007
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      Thanks Ron,
      What I'm saying is that if you just ignore a request for use of material then use of the material cannot be considered by contract nor gift. It's just theft :)
      regards, Paul

      ----- Original Message ----
      From: Ron McCann <ronmccann1@...>
      To: gthomas@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Monday, January 22, 2007 8:58:12 PM
      Subject: Re: [GTh] Copyright Infringement













      At 09:41 PM 22/01/07, Paul wrote:



      >Hi Judy,

      >

      >A couple of thoughts based on the Business Law class I took last

      >year. An attorney should be consulted but this is my understanding.

      >

      >A contractual agreement does not exist unless both parties agree to

      >specifics. If a contract is vague it cannot be enforced. Moreover

      >both sides must receive something of value in order for a contract

      >to exist. The safest way to respond to an offer may be to ignore it.

      >In that case there is no contract.

      >

      >If one gives something to another without compensation, it's a gift

      >and it must have been given without any doubt. The mere claim that

      >the recipient thought it was a gift is insufficient.

      >

      >Finally, in the absence of a specific agreement, copyright is always

      >retained by the author.

      >

      >regards, Paul



      You can consent to, or waive a copyright infringement without

      any"consideration"

      being offered, accepted or exchanged. No contract need be involved.



      Ron McCann

      Barrister & Solicitor

      (Retired).














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