Albert White - SUN Ireland wrote:
>> > was there not a case on geocities a few years back of whoever does whatever
> > on their websites hosted there does not belong to them, content, files -
> > nothing. The bastards who own geocities (yahoo?) actually claim to own it
> > all..
>> So if a company claims that they own everything that you post on their site
> does that mean that they are also liable for anything that you post?
Unfortunately, I think if you read the terms of agreement,
usually the claim tends to be selective as opposed to blanket
inclusion. Basically anything we like, can use or more importantly
make money is ours the detritus you can keep.
Microsoft are by no means the only ones who will claim this.
Though, thinking about it, if I was to use a Hotmail account from
work to mail someone a really good idea, I think my own company
could claim rights to it, because I used one of their computers
to mail it and I was clearly thinking about this idea while at work.
Larry and Bill in another legal slagging match, it is a pity I
don't have the idea :-)
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