GPL violation : help needed

MJ Ray markj at
Sun Sep 1 19:38:37 UTC 2002

Rui Miguel Seabra <rms at> wrote:
> That may depend on each country's legislation, but I'd suppose that
> unless anyone requests you for privacy, you should be able to do with it
> whatever you want. [...]

I believe that this is not the case in the UK.  Technically, reproduction
without permission is an infringement of copyright.  I believe the US has
the same position, but I am not sure of the situation in other countries
and, naturally, I am not a lawyer.  I would be very cautious about
publishing their emails without their permission.  It would probably be more
useful to summarise as fairly as you can with some selected quotation.  If
nothing else, you will save your supporters some time by shortening it.


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