After all, as SEOs we are all creating content for the Web. Did you know when your create any originally written work, you automatically own the copyright?
In fact over 200 years ago, the courts recognized that authors of any originally written work for personal correspondence hold full property rights in their expression. So when you create something original, you own the copyright and it not only includes articles, but it is true for your Web content or even correspondence that is sent by e-mail too.
Under common-law copyright, authors hold a right to control whether their correspondence is published to third parties. This is a common-law protection of “private expression” and is nearly absolutely, immune from any defense of “fair use.”
Accordingly, the routine practice of email forwarding would violate principles of common-law copyright.”