If a copyright is posted to usenet, is it in the public domain?

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Answer by UrbanPhotos
Absolutely not.

See http://www.copyright.gov

Posting something to Usenet is no different than printing it in a magazine or showing it on television. The copyright owner does not waive any ownership rights just because they’re allowing the public to view the work.

What “Public Domain” means is that copyright has either expired or was never granted. Most US federal government publications and works are automatically public domain because they were created using public (taxpayer) money. Otherwise, copyrights generally expire 70 to 120 years after the death of the artist.

The penalty for copyright violation can be as high as $ 150,000. So don’t take it lightly.

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How long are messages posted to a group saved? Will they be available indefinitely like on Usenet?

Question by rwpatterson357: How long are messages posted to a group saved? Will they be available indefinitely like on Usenet?
I can pull up messages i have posted to Usenet newsgroups that are 15 years old. I hope the same will be the case for Yahoo Groups.

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Answer by Christina
As long as the group exists and the owner has not deleted the messages, they will be there.

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I remember reading about a guy who briefly posted on a usenet group in the 90’s who claimed to be from future

Question by Jaycee: I remember reading about a guy who briefly posted on a usenet group in the 90’s who claimed to be from future
His story is actually pretty famous and I wanted to look it up on wikipedia but didn’t remember his name. Anyone know?

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Answer by warstrekkid
John Titor is the one I think you’re looking for.

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