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RE: st: Why no sum of squared residuals in reg output after robust or cluster?
I think what Richard did can be reasonably described as "Fair Use". According
to one website I've found (www.nolo.com - I need to make sure this quotation is
also "Fair Use"!),
"Research and scholarship -- for example, quoting a short passage in a
scholarly, scientific, or technical work for illustration or clarification of
the author's observations."
I think the description fits Richard's use of the paragraph in a Stata list
posting. It doesn't matter if Richard typed it in by hand or used a scanner.
Subject: RE: st: Why no sum of squared residuals in reg output after robust or cluster?
Date sent: Fri, 5 Mar 2004 16:51:12 -0000
From: "Nick Cox" <email@example.com>
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> I suppose that there is here a prima facie case of breach
> of copyright, but even the lawyers (and my wife is one,
> so watch what you say) say "de minimis non curat lex":
> the law does not concern itself with trifles.
> I think the practical issue is whether StataCorp lost out
> on a manual sale because one paragraph was copied from one
> entry. I can't swallow that. On the contrary, it looks like
> good publicity to me. The Technical Note was a nice clear
> explanation of a tricky point and shows by example that the
> on-line help is not always enough.
> Also, Richard is one of Statalist's
> nice guys, helping out many people: what he did here was much
> more than what most people would do, and it can't see it
> creating a precedent.
> I for one am not going to scan in sections of manual to
> Statalist postings.
> > Am I the only person saddened by this blatant rip-off of
> > statacorp? And
> > from a person employed at a religious institution, no less?
> > Anyone have
> > any ideas how stata can prevent this from happening and thus
> > preserve the
> > wonderful model of a company they are?
> > Sign me,
> > Despite appearances, there is *no* sarcasm in my voice,
> > Sam
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