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   RE: [xml-dev] Joint ownership of the data-dataContainer combination

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What does this entire thread have to do with XML? 

The other line always moves faster.

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Kay [mailto:michael.h.kay@ntlworld.com] 
> Sent: Sunday, April 20, 2003 3:50 PM
> To: 'Amelia A.Lewis'; AndrewWatt2000@aol.com
> Cc: frank@therichards.org; xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> > 
> > Could you go talk to a lawyer, instead, and drop this absurdity?
> > 
> The first thing a lawyer will tell you is that information 
> cannot be owned - it is not property. You can own the medium 
> on which the information is recorded, and you can own rights 
> to do specified things with the information (or to prevent 
> others doing so), but you cannot own the information.
> I do not believe that Microsoft owns any rights to do 
> anything with a Word document that I create on my machine. It 
> is possible, if I read the small print on my Microsoft 
> software license, that my rights to do anything I like with 
> that document are not absolute - but I doubt it; and even if 
> true, it's not the same thing as saying Microsoft owns any 
> rights over it.
> Michael Kay
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