Even sillier disclaimers (was Re: [Mimedefang] defang startup errors)

Mack roaringpenguin.com at bass-speaker.com
Sun Dec 11 11:02:59 EST 2005


Wow David,
	Bad hangover after a Saturday Night ? lol

However I do completely agree with you since i am obviously in violation of
article 2, since i collect my email in multiple locations, whilst leaving a
copy on the server.

Now of course, new legistlation that is coming in for financial instutions
(within my jurestiction) means that they have to archive email at the
gateway for legal reasons - so in this case the email would have been copied
upon recipt (MD can does this perfectly as well :P). So i guess companies
would have to blacklist your entire sending domain, due to policy
violations...

I dread to think.

Now perhaps if said re-sending or forwarding then maybe (but classic out of
office replies or vaction forwarding to somebody else would be in violation
of that....)

It just starts to get silly.

Ah well

Mack


-----Original Message-----
From: mimedefang-bounces at lists.roaringpenguin.com
[mailto:mimedefang-bounces at lists.roaringpenguin.com]On Behalf Of David
F. Skoll
Sent: 11 December 2005 15:36
To: mimedefang at lists.roaringpenguin.com
Subject: Even sillier disclaimers (was Re: [Mimedefang] defang startup
errors)


So I actually read http://www.metropolitan.co.za/email_disclaimer.html

Among other things:

Article 2 prohibits copying of the e-mail.  That means it can't be
archived.  It can't even be downloaded from a POP3 server and left on
the server -- that's copying.

Article 3 warns of civil liability if the e-mail is copied.

Article 14 says Metropolitan's disclaimer trumps anyone else's.

Article 15 says that the laws of South Africa govern the interpretation
of the disclaimer.

Wow!

I know that disclaimers are silly, but that one's downright fascist.  I'm
going to have to take a hard line and ban people from posting on this
list if they append such ridiculous disclaimers.  The list is archived, so
the disclaimer is inherently violated, and I certainly don't want to accept
any responsibility for breaking someone's disclaimer.

So I'm putting people on notice:  Find a way to turn off fascist
disclaimers,
or I'm unsubscribing you.  I don't have the resources to react if some crazy
lawyer decides to try enforcing terms of an e-mail disclaimer.

I'm also going to change the wording on the subscription page to state that
posting to the MIMEDefang list means that any disclaimers or restrictions on
your posting are null and void.

Regards,

David.
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