[Humanist] 26.447 public good vs personal data protection
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willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri Nov 2 07:36:54 CET 2012
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 447.
Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2012 11:09:06 -0700
From: Jascha Kessler <urim.urim at gmail.com>
Subject: to replace bounced note sent to no such address anymore. tooretentive of no names by far this keeper of privacies...
Miran writes: "Isn't this case similar to the copyright issues?"
Analagous, perhaps. However, Copyright concerns ownership of property,
which means protection fiscal and legal against taking registered writing.
A person's name and perhaps the attached identity, if attached? may be
taken and privacy perhaps invaded; but what is owned? Can the same name as
that to which a written property is attached and vice versa for 50 years
[?], if listed and privacy threatened by exposure sue the worldwide corpus
of listed and listees? Lots of luck. Whoever has hired a lawyer to engage
in "the law's delay" has to have had a bankroll that can handle 500$ to
1000$ an hour to pay for the legalists' scribblings. Lot of luck. Can
Slovenia work this out for the rest of the world...?
Professor Emeritus of Modern English & American Literature, UCLA
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