While reading an article titled "California earthquake at a glance" in clari.news.hot.laquake, I came across the following item: > --Drinking water from tankers and portable toilets provided in > affected areas. None for me, thanks. --Ed Symanzik <firstname.lastname@example.org> Ed then followed that comment up with this: Subject: Don't drink the water (Copyright infringement) From: email@example.com (Ed Symanzik) Keywords: topical, smirk, metahumor I just submitted a one-liner from an article posted in clari.news.hot.laquake. Although we are not a paid subscription site, this newsgroup showed up at our site within a couple of hours of the L.A. quake. I suspected this was a good will gesture on the part of Clarinet. However, the next article posted included the following copyright notice. >This, and all articles in the clari.* news hierarchy, are Copyright 1994 >by the wire service or information provider, and licensed to ClariNet >Communications Corp. for distribution. Except for articles in the >biz.clarinet.sample newsgroup, only paid subscribers may access these >articles. Any unauthorized access, reproduction or transmission is strictly >prohibited. > We offer a reward to the person who first provides us with information >that helps stop those who distribute or receive our news feeds without >authorization. Please send reports to firstname.lastname@example.org. I would therefore like to turn myself in and collect the reward. Thank you.
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