^ can we delete this account now?
All this "cleansing" of history is sad enough without pretending that James didn't even exist here.
I think both Law and Etiquette have their place.
No, you do not own your IP rights if you don't claim them—and I am not seeing any ©s anywhere.
So, what you're basically saying is that you reserve to behave like a jerk, because who's going to stop you?
I don't know. Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has made it clear that lying is a Constitutionally-guaranteed right, they may bless extend the same protections to being a jerk, too.
So much for the Berne Convention...