What has been will be again,
What has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun
We are sorry to inform our dedicated readers that once again we are bowing to censorship. We have received this message:
"daniel eaton" <[email protected]>
To : [email protected]
CC : [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
thesis copyright violation (2)
Date : Tue, 07 Oct 2003 07:40:24 +0000
Below please see my email sent on October 1. I would appreciate a reply soonest as I note these pages have not been removed from your servers as requested.
Stephen Daniel Eaton
Oct 1 email:
Dear Sir/Madam:On your web site at:
which was registered by OLM.NET, you have
reproduced my 1994 master's thesis
without my permission. In fact, I specifically told Robert Countess earlier
this year (via email and standard post) that he DID NOT have my permission to publish my thesis online.
By hosting these pages, you are infringing upon my intellectual property and
copyright without my consent. Please remove the files from your servers within 5 days.
Stephen Daniel Eaton
Of course, Bob Countess has nothing to do with our operations. Anyway, theses are public documents. We did not infringe the author's rights as we did aknowledge his authorship. Theses are displayed in university libraries as they belong to the public who pays for them in giving publicly doctortal diplomas. It does not seem Mr Eaton is ready to renounce his degree and title.
It is not the clever way to minimize the thesis written by him ten years ago. In many countries, ten years is the length necessary for the statute of limitation. The cat is now out the bag. We are looking for no bags and no gags.
AAARGH 9 Oct. 2003
This text has been displayed on the Net, and forwarded to you as a tool for educational purpose, further research, on a non commercial and fair use basis, by the International Secretariat of the Association des Anciens Amateurs de Recits de Guerres et d'Holocaustes (AAARGH). The E-mail of the Secretariat is <[email protected]. Mail can be sent at PO Box 81475, Chicago, IL 60681-0475, USA..
We see the act of displaying a written document on Internet as the equivalent to displaying it on the shelves of a public library. It costs us a modicum of labor and money. The only benefit accrues to the reader who, we surmise, thinks by himself. A reader looks for a document on the Web at his or her own risks. As for the author, there is no reason to suppose that he or she shares any responsibilty for other writings displayed on this Site. Because laws enforcing a specific censorship on some historical question apply in various countries (Germany, France, Israel, Switzerland, Canada, and others) we do not ask their permission from authors living in thoses places: they wouldn't have the freedom to consent.
We believe we are protected by the Human Rights Charter:
ARTICLE 19. <Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.>The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948, in Paris.