The key phrase here is "you are informed." You have to be informed
and agree to it. ...
Can I politely encourage people who are not lawyers to refrain from
expressing legal opinions here, or even worse stating legal opinions
as though they were facts?
I know just enough about copyright law to know that it is complex and
subtle, it is hard to say exactly what is a license and what is fair
use, and should a situation like this end up in court, the result will
depend on the detailed facts of the case including arguments about
what's the customary usage of messages sent to mailing lists and
whether people are aware of the physical locations of archives so they
know what law applies and so forth. I have my opinions about what's
legitimate and what's not, but I am not under any illusions that a
judge would necessarily agree with me.
Besides, we already got the opinion of an actual lawyer for free.
What a deal.
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