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    Re: Copyright infringement
    From: Wolfgang Köberer
    Date: 2007 Nov 17, 11:27 +0100
    That' a rather broad notion of copyright infringement. I guess it would not hold up in court.
    Apart from that: One should not be mistaken about this group: Among e-mail lists (I admit that I never managed one and only know a few) this list seems to be rather peculiar: The members try to discuss problems of navigation and its history on a scientific level - i.e. sticking to accepted standards of arguments, methods and inter-subjectivity. But it is obviously not a mailing list of scientists (although some members are) like "Rete" or "MapHist" for instance. If you compare those lists you will see that there is hardly ever a substantial discussion on these lists - except concerning problems like map theft, photographing old maps, cataloguing etc. that I would not classify as pertaining to the core science of the list. The reason for that is clear: if you are a scientist earning your living by that you don't broadcast your findings on the internet. (Anybody remembering the Sixties might also remember the Tom Lehrer song about Lobachevsky:"Plagiarize").
    This is different here: Most members earn their living by some other occupation in the daytime. So they are free to share their observations, inventions and thoughts with other members who add their thoughts and objections. The only risk you run is of making a fool of yourself or incurring the wrath of others because you have trodded out your favourite war horse once too often.
    So if you are wary that a member is taking advantage of your findings: don't publish them here. But you might lose the chance that someone else may contribute something which might be of interest to and useful for you.
    P.S.: I ordered your book, as George "recommended" it. I would have never known about it without the list.
    -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
    Von: NavList@fer3.com [mailto:NavList@fer3.com]Im Auftrag von Ted Gerrard
    Gesendet: Samstag, 17. November 2007 10:51
    An: NavList@fer3.com
    Betreff: [NavList 3909] Copyright infringement

    Yesterday Mike Daly issued the following statement on this list.......

    "....we know an instrument was designed and we know Halley made accurate
    Mike Daly does NOT know Halley made accurate measurements (in the context of this debate .i.e at sea).  George Huxtable knows because he has read my book and has always showed me the common courtesy of providing a reference. I am the first person ever to publish this information in "Astronomical Minds:the true longitude story", published September 2007, ISBN 9780955643903 and Daly is infringing that copyright by claiming he also knows this. He does not.
    Edward (Ted) Gerrard
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