[CQ-Contest] ARRL and Open Logs - Time for the next step?
Henk Remijn PA5KT
pa5kt at remijn.net
Mon Jul 28 17:21:03 EDT 2008
Joe Subich, W4TV schreef:
> However, putting aside the desirability of allowing contest sponsors
> to upload submitted logs to LotW, my logs (and those of any other
> station) are my personal "property" (or those of the station). I see
> nothing that gives an contest sponsor the right to release my logs
> for ANY purpose without my specific permission. To compel that
> permission as a condition of entry is absolutely wrong. Such conditions are the equivalent of an employer demanding access to the employee's personal bank accounts as a condition of employment and are unconscionable.
> Log checking is the equivalent of auditing of a company's financial
> statements or a consumer's "credit report." An auditor or credit
> bureau generally has access to personal or proprietary data but does
> not have the right to disclose that data and can be punished severely
> if they do so.
Hamradio and contesting is a hobby, not a life. Comparing contest logs
with account balances and other private things is a bit exaggerating.
If the contest sponsor decides to publish the logs and puts that in the
rules, nobody can complain as by sending in a log one agrees to the
Dont think much station will stop contesting for this.
73 Henk PA5KT
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