For those of you who remember the original discussion. I was sent this today original discussion - > http://lists.evolt.org/archive/Week-of-Mon-20020401/subject.html#108422 -----Original Message----- From: schiller at igrg.com [mailto:schiller at igrg.com] Sent: Thursday, May 09, 2002 8:06 PM To: agilliland at geosolutions.com Subject: copyright and linking Hi - thanks for beginning the discussion thread regarding politicswatch.com, photos, linking and copyright. The thread is an interesting and informative read, and the caliber of contributions from readers is rather impressive. For the sake of clarity, it is important to note that you omit some key details that readers of the thread may find relevant. 1. Upon her departure, PoliticsWatch offered to Jen that she could post up to 5 pictures in her portfolio. She refused and insisted on 30+ photos. This was viewed by PoliticsWatch as excessive, particularly given Jen worked for us for less than 2 months. 2. Under the terms of contract employment, all content remained property of PoliticsWatch. This was explicit in our agreement. And of note, Jen contacted us to work here, we did not contact her. 3. Jobs in journalism are rare in Canada these days. PoliticsWatch, an online publication privately funded by a group of young entrepreneurs, is hiring young journalists. These investments are being made on speculation and based on a long term return. However, it is unreasonable to expect online publications to invest in developing photo archives and other such online proprietary assets (by hiring people to work on our projects), only to have former contractor employees walk out, and attempt to replicate our holdings outside our banner with complete disregard to our wishes and for that matter, there terms of work with us. Sort of dilutes the value of our holdings, dont you think. Any way, thanks again, and feel free to post this to the thread in the discussion board (I would but I am not subscriber), as I would enjoy reading the reactions. Francis Schiller PoliticsWatch.com news at politicswatch.com Politics Watch (R) - Canada's Political Portal * Notice: Politics Watch is a registered trademark of Public Interests Research and Communications Inc. This communication is intended to be received by the individual or entity to whom or to which it is addressed and be advised that it may contain information that is confidential, subject to copyright, and or privileged. Any unauthorized use, copying, review, disclosure or forwarding is prohibited.