Current List Stance on "Copyright" and Bulk Mailings

Anthro-l Listowners & JWA Editors (ANTOWNER@UBVM.BITNET)
Sat, 11 Feb 1995 13:42:41 EST

I have revised our "statement of being" and welcome messages somewhat.
They are attached so that all who are already subscribers can look them
over. Comments to me please. Thanks,
Hugh Jarvis

Anthro-l Welcome Message...

Thanks for subscribing to anthro-l! We are a bulletin board devoted to
scholarly and friendly discussion of anything relating to anthropology.
Please feel free to participate. For your interest, there are a number
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feel your mailing is of significant anthropological relevance, send
it to the listowners for review.

Also please note: Messages posted to anthro-l should be considered
as in the realm of copyright. Hence, they must not be copied to
any other media without permission. Similarly, it is considered in
poor taste to forward to a public forum, any message which has been
posted to you in private, without permission. Such action will be
viewed as possible grounds for loss of access to anthro-l.

(WEDA message clipped... :-)

Thank you very much and enjoy anthro-l...

Ezra Zubrow (founder)
Hugh Jarvis (manager)

co-listowners of Anthro-l

Please note: messages posted on anthro-l reflect the opinions of
those who posted them, and do not necessarily reflect the views
of the listowners, the Department of Anthropology, or the State
University of New York at Buffalo.

Further, because this can be considered a published medium, your
statements may be subject to the libel laws. So, please, THINK


Anthro-l Statement of Being

File <anthro-l purpose>

Anthro-l is the general anthropology listserver. It is dedicated to
providing information and an arena for discussion on any anthropological
subject. It spans archaeology, social and cultural anthropology,
linguistic anthropology and physical anthropology. However, it is truly
multidisciplinary in nature, and frequently drifts into related areas
of other social and hard sciences. Anthro-l is supported by the State
University of New York at Buffalo. Started by Ezra Zubrow in June 1988,
it is now run by him and Hugh Jarvis.

+ A disclaimer: Anthro-l is not associated with the Anthropology +
+ Department at the University at Buffalo. Further, any views stated +
+ by subscribers to anthro-l neither reflect the opinions of the +
+ listowners, nor those of the Anthropology Department, or the +
+ University at Buffalo. +

Anthro-l aims to provide information on current anthropological events,
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to a varied and interesting series of discussions.

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citing the reference is given in the example below. The subject header
can serve as the title. Postings can be considered a form of published
document, but please remember to check with the author first as they
may not have intended it for that purpose.

Graber, Robert
1993 Universal Laws: D-N, Neolithic. Posting on General
Anthropology Bulletin Board (
15 Feb. Ms. in files of author.

There is now a book out which can aid in citation of email postings.
Contact one of the authors Xia Li for more info (

Li, Xia and Nancy B. Crane
1993 Electronic Style: A Guide to Citing Electronic
Information. Westport: Meckler. ISBN 0-88736-909-X
$15.00 US.

At present Anthro-l is engaged in some projects. Danny Yee
has been compiling a series of biographies of anthropologists.
That file is available from the listserver by sending the command
get anthro-l bio to listserv@ubvm.bitnet or
There is also WEDA - The Worldwide Email Directory of Anthropologists
which is constantly being updated and expanded. To get information
on that directory, send the command get anthro-l wedainfo to the
listserver. We especially welcome addresses from outside continental
North America.

You might also be interested to know that a new electronic journal,
called the Journal of World Anthropology (JWA) is available free
through the net, to subscribers of the list jwa. To subscribe to
jwa, send the command sub jwa last_name first_name to the listserver.
The actual articles will be stored on our gopher/WWW server here at
the University at Buffalo, and be avilable at,
under the menu series Academic/Department/Anthropology/JWA, or also
through anonymous ftp to, under the directory
jwa. Each issue will actually be avilable as a "packet" of files.

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Hope you enjoy Anthro-l....

Ezra Zubrow (founder)
Hugh Jarvis (manager)
(co-listowners of Anthro-l)

(review of anthro-l clippedd ... :-) )