NLA Discussion: Public Forum
paulclay at mail.gte.net
Wed Oct 1 03:27:52 EDT 1997
> Thus I did not wish to be quoted.
>He said that the internet was "public domain" and he could quote my message
>if he wished. I asked for a change in the wording of the message and he
>would not agree. I suspect he is legally correct. This raises an important
>issue for a policy listserv where people freely express their opinions. If
>it is true that in posting a message we are "going public", how can we
>express ourselves from the heart? How can public officials participate if
>they know they are automatically "on record?" In any case, members on the
>list should know the situation.
Perhaps you could contact the editor to "head-off" the story and enthusiasm
of the reporter. If not, you could make it clear to the editor that using
you as a source will impact the material posted here and/or will lose the
support of your office to this publication.
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