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Random I know but who if anyone "owns" an email?

For example, I send an email to someone, they reply and a conversation begins, I then decide to post these emails online. Am I breaking any laws?

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I may be wrong, if so I apologise in advance, but so far as I know, so long as you have the other parties agreement, then that is up to you - effectively, the copyright belongs to you.

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49 minutes ago, BobOfRoth said:

Random I know but who if anyone "owns" an email?

For example, I send an email to someone, they reply and a conversation begins, I then decide to post these emails online. Am I breaking any laws?

 

Once these e/mails are sent  youre then the owner be carefull what you do with them 

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provided you dont show anything that could reveal the identity of the other involved parties (without their consent) you should be good...

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Probably no one owns emails, however the content will be protected by copyright and possibly also assertions of confidentiality either in the body of the text or a presumption of confidentiality based on the nature of the material or side agreement between sender and recipient(s) that the material will be be kept confidential. I suppose there will also be cases where court orders prevent public disclosure of some information.

 

 

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ALSO: e-mail "ownership", and defamation consequences, will presumably depend on which legal system applies.

An e-mail correspondence between users in different jurisdictions (domiciles)- even England and Scotland- is problematic.

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