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On Sat, Aug 13, 2011 at 08:53:01PM +0200, Lorenzo Donati wrote:
> On 13/08/2011 20.33, Rob Kendrick wrote:
> >On Sat, Aug 13, 2011 at 06:28:38PM +0200, Lorenzo Donati wrote:
> >>On 13/08/2011 15.36, Lars Doelle wrote:
> >>[...]
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>-- ------------------------------------------------------
> >>>-- [ToData.lua]
> >>>-- Copyright (c) 2011 Lars Dölle<>
> >>>-- ------------------------------------------------------
> >>>
> >>[...]
> >>
> >>Please, avoid posting copyrighted material, even if the copyright is
> >>yours. It is very bad netiquette.
> >
> >Everything posted to this list is copyrighted, explicitly labeled or
> >otherwise.
> Really? This comes new to me! You mean that some snippets could be,
> say, GPLed and could have been fed to the community without a
> warning?

All created works are automatically protected by copyright, and that
copyright is automatically assigned to its creator.  If you hold
something for which its rights are owned by somebody else and you have
not been given an explicit licence or permission to things with it, you
have no rights to do anything with it.  This is basic copyright law.
And it holds here: if somebody pastes some code into a mail, you have no
rights to use it unless the the copyright holder says you do.

> What is the implicit license if someone doesn't declare one then?

The implicit licence if one is not made explicit is that you have no
rights over the material.

> >By default, you have no rights to do anything what-so-ever with material
> >sent to you.
> Sorry, but this is really bad news. So if I asked for help and
> someone sent me on this list a snippet to solve the problem then my
> code could have been "infected" with unknown licensing term?!?

No, because unless they told you how you may use it, you have no rights
to anyway.  And as such, you won't have used it and become exposed.

This is now way off-topic, though :)