DejaNews and Copyright


Wolfram v.Kiparski (
Tue, 19 Aug 1997 11:22:31 -0400 (EDT)

In another thread, Kent Landfield wrote:
>author is right. Taking a copy of their original work and modifying
>it to suit someone else's taste, size limitations, organization,
>whatever, was a true copyright violation.

How is this different from DejaNews slapping their copyright onto every FAQ
that is posted to a newsgroup? I've never bothered to check, but someone
forwarded me a copy of a segment of the r.m.r. FAQ I hold copyright to,
and DejaNews had tacked their copyright onto it.

Is this legal to do?