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Public Domain

E-mails are absolutely not released into the public domain. Their contents remain under the copyright of their author, who permit us to host their correspondence here. --April Arcus 15:45, 23 May 2006 (CDT)

Concur. Emails are not public domain unless their authors declare it to be so. Otherwise, they are copyrighted immediately upon creation. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 16:16, 23 May 2006 (CDT)
April, You do not need to snap at me. Geez. Most emails if are relasing them are private, so you lose that privatecy once you post them and are then released under {{PD}}. You can check the law, but I know that is what it says. E-mails, once relased to the public are {{PD}}. --Shane (T - C - E) 20:38, 23 May 2006 (CDT)
Incorrect. The author retains copyright until it is explicitly released. We were granted permission to post the two e-mail correspondences we currently host, and that is all - they are not free for others to modify, redistribute, or claim as their own, nor would they have any other liberty that would be afforded to them were the works in the public domain - they may view them here for their own edification, and that is all. If my reaction was brusque, it is because this matter is important: inappropriate copyright information can actually get us in trouble. There's no excuse for being sloppy about this kind of thing. --April Arcus 22:28, 23 May 2006 (CDT)