Subject: Re: Filk, puns, and other time wasting. From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 1998/10/26 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * email@example.com (Georg Bauer) | Where did I say that one shouldn't give credits to the author? I | explicitly said that you should give credits to the author. The only | thing is, I don't think that _copyright_ issues do apply in this | scenario. It's more a problem of good behaviour than law and order. why did you skip the part of my reply that was relevant to copyright? did I ask too hard questions for your comfortably non-commital stance? | If you have a problem with the above, you shouldn't contribute to Usenet | at all - actually it is quite common to cite small snippets of | Usenet-postings in one's .sig. And everybody who replies to a posting | usually quotes a part of the original. As I do abovce. BTW: as you | might see, I give full credit to you for what you wrote. I once heard a phrase for this kind of bullshit argumentation: knocking down strawman arguments. you should try to understand what people tell you, and then argue against that, not pretend they said what you would _like_ to argue against, and then argue against that. I appreciate the credit, but that really isn't the issue. the issue is: "who gets to decide whether my work is mine?" you fail to answer this, which I must admit I expected. #:Erik -- The Microsoft Dating Program -- where do you want to crash tonight?