Date: Tue, 19 Mar 1996 21:50:20 -0500

From: "H Stephen Straight (Binghamton University,


Subject: Say what?

I would appreciate an interpretation of the following excerpt. The target

phrase that leaves me bewildered is "you don't steal from the Internet".

Is this Franglais, or what?

Best. 'Bye. Steve

H Stephen Straight, Dir, Lgs Across the Curric, Binghamton U (SUNY)

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The book "Le Grand Secret," banned by a French judge on the grounds that it

violates the privacy of the family of the late French President Francois

Mitterand, has turned up on various Web sites in violation of copyright law.

One publishing executive says, "Just as we teach our children not to steal

toys, just as we teach our children not to plagiarize, we have to get across

the message that you don't steal from the Internet." However, French

government officials are less than enthusiastic about aggressively enforcing

copyright protection for a book that has been banned. (New York Times 18

Mar 96 A1)

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