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RE: Reporter faked the news.
- To: "'Charles Oppenheim'" <C.Oppenheim@lboro.ac.uk>, email@example.com
- Subject: RE: Reporter faked the news.
- From: "Hamaker, Chuck" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 18:32:42 EDT
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The electronic format is within NYTimes lawful possession, and yes it can legally destroy, make unavailable electronically what it published and what it permits licensees to maintain. That is exactly correct. However that makes a true electronic permanent archive of the public record unattainable doesn't it? Is that really acceptable long term? Is there anyway to ensure the reliabilty and permanence of the public e-record? If the creator, after public distribution, has every right to purge the public record at whim, because it becomes politically unpopular, because of all sorts and any kind of reason, I believe that destroys not only confidence, but undermines the continuity of the ways western society has consolidated its understanding, its history, and created, in part, its future. Chuck -----Original Message----- From: Charles Oppenheim [mailto:C.Oppenheim@lboro.ac.uk] Sent: Friday, May 16, 2003 3:49 AM To: Hamaker, Chuck; email@example.com Subject: Re: Reporter faked the news. Of course the NYT has no rights to destroy materials that have been distributed, but it remains perfectly entitled to destroy the material that is lawfully in its own possession. Charles