[way off-topic] legal disclaimers [Was: Re: Using Red hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) at home]

David Cary Hart Fedora at TQMcube.com
Fri Jan 21 18:01:26 UTC 2005

On Fri, 2005-01-21 at 11:20 -0600, Aleksandar Milivojevic wrote:
> Lelegard Thierry wrote:
> > This message and any attachments (the "message") is intended solely for the
> > addressees and is confidential. If you receive this message in error, please
> > delete it and immediately notify the sender.
> > Any use not in accordance with its purpose, any dissemination or disclosure,
> > either whole or partial, is prohibited except formal approval.
> > The E-Mail transmission can not guarantee the integrity of this message.
> > NAGRA FRANCE will not therefore be liable for the message if modified.
> Just out of curiosity.  Has anybody managed to sue anybody based on 
> these disclaimers and actually *won*?

Yes when privilege is bona fide and LIMITED. Privilege is neither bona
fide nor limited when a message is posted in a publicly accessible mail

The use of disclaimers in a list is ludicrous and annoying.
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