>My (non-legal) opinion is that by posting to the list, a subscriber
>is indicating their consent with the list's rules (which may include
>a policy on public archives), therefore forfeiting some of their
>regular copyright rights.
>I would be very interested to hear of any legal precedents in this
I suspect that there are precedents. It is not much different from
'letter to the editor' to a publication which claims somewhere in
the fine print that 'all letters submitted become property of
xxx Corporation' or similar language...........