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Re: Reporter faked the news.

worse yet is the chance that every revision you make and ought to, but
don't, discard is enabled to come back into your work posthumously out of
some noble attempt to achieve your true literary intention.

Ah, but how I shudder as I digress...

At 03:11 PM 5/15/03, you wrote:
Surely anyone who owns copyright in a work has the right to destroy that
copyright work.  They don't owe it to society to maintain it.  There have
been many cases where famous literary figures have destroyed their own
drafts or personal notes, or have requested that such documents be
destroyed on their death.  I shudder to think how one can introduce, let
alone police a law that required that (say) everything I ever wrote must
never be destroyed.

Professor Charles Oppenheim
Department of Information Science
Loughborough University
Leics LE11 3TU
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