Re: Is email copyrightable?
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on February 20, 2001 at 04:43:45:
In Reply to: Is email copyrightable? posted by Mari on February 20, 2001 at 04:33:18:
: I've been told by someone that their personal emails can't be quoted or posted in any way as they are copyrighted.
: I can't find anything on any of the copyright law sites relating to personal correspondence or emails.
: Is it copyrightable?
The big problem is that the content cannot be protected even if the expression can.
I believe that copyrights could be registered on correspondence. It seems awkward and expensive, starting with a $30 filing fee.
Specific over all situations may be able to be solves with copyright. They would have to be examined and planned.
M. Arthur Auslander
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