X sent an email to about 20 people with a statement about me that was false, (and arguably defamatory). The email claimed that I should not be one of them (I'm paraphrasing), because I was not a graduate of an Ivy League School, when in actual fact, I am a graduate of such a school. X also asked people specifically not to show the email to Tom Au.
Y reported this to me. But Y was afraid to show me the email on the threat of being sued by X for publication of private facts. (This tort can be "aggravated" by sending information through email.) Y also feared that X had a "copyright" on the email.
Did Y have a reasonable fear of being sued for "publication of private facts" by X, given 1) that the alleged "facts" were about me and not about X, and 2) "Tom Au is not an Ivy League graduate" would not be offensive to a reasonable person, and 3) the email had been circulated to 20 people, basically, all of X's and my mutual acquaintances. except me and 4) Y initially planned to show the email only to me?
Would Y violate X's copyright by 1) sending me the email or 2) showing me a hard copy?