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20 Apr 2024 21:52:31 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Sharing newsgroup's material in personal blog  
From: Chris Cason
Date: 18 Feb 2023 08:17:43
Message: <63f0cff7$1@news.povray.org>
That X-Copyright bit was added to the post headers automatically due to an issue we
had last century (I'm pretty sure it was pre-2K) where a news server admin who was
apparently trying to get his NNTP server in the top provider of content to USENET
(some sort of bragging competition between admins).

He kept adding us as a news source from various IP's, evading any attempt to stop him,
and would pull all our groups onto USENET. This caused us problems because we never
pulled from USENET ourselves. This resulted in e.g. povray.general appearing on NNTP
servers around the world, and when people posted questions on it they never got to us.
We were even accused of censoring posts because someone saw a comment on the USENET
povray.general but it didn't appear here ...

So as part of trying to keep a lid on this I added that header so if anyone complained
about content on USENET I could point to that header to demonstrate we don't provide
support on USENET.

That chap was quite a pest. Eventually his server got shut down and that's the last I
heard of him.

So yeah, the header isn't really relevant today, though technically it could still
happen.

-- Chris

On 16/02/2023 21:56, William F Pokorny wrote:
> On 2/15/23 19:44, yesbird wrote:
>> I am starting a personal blog about POV-Lab and POV-Ray common techniques:
>> https://povlab.online.
>>
>> But before publishing anything I would like to know if it's correct to share
>> information from these newsgroups there, assuming that I will refer to the
>> appropriate sources ?
>> -- 
>> YB
>>
> 
> Perhaps Chris will have something to say about what's in the newsgroup's "mailing"
header for a copyright message, but, the other day while chasing my missing news
server posts, the copyright bit caught my eye as something odd - it certainly looks
old given the language. If it hadn't caught my eye just days ago, I'd have answered as
Bill W given our posts are searchable from the web. I don't think the copyright is
visible from
> the web interface - and it isn't from a news reader either unless you look at the
source message.
> 
> Below the top part of your lead post seen as source excepting the '|' chars I added
trying not to confuse the server with two headers.
> 
> Bill P.
> 
> ---
> 
> | From: "yesbird" <nomail@nomail>
> | Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2023 19:44:00 EST
> | Newsgroups: povray.general
> | Message-ID: <web.63ed7bedb026150968fd655b10800fb2@news.povray.org>
> | Subject: Sharing newsgroup's material in personal blog
> | ...
> | Lines: 16
> | X-No-Archive: Yes
> | X-Copyright: This copyrighted article comes from a private news server | and may
NOT be distributed on USENET or other news servers.
> | ...
> 
> I am starting a personal blog about POV-Lab and POV-Ray common techniques:
> https://povlab.online.


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