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RE: st: Why no sum of squared residuals in reg output after robust or cluster?

From   "Mark Schaffer" <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   RE: st: Why no sum of squared residuals in reg output after robust or cluster?
Date   Fri, 5 Mar 2004 17:09:10 -0000

Nick/Sam/Richard/et al.,

I think what Richard did can be reasonably described as "Fair Use".  According 
to one website I've found ( - 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 protected]>
To:             	<[email protected]>
Send reply to:  	[email protected]

> 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. 
> Nick 
> [email protected] 
> SamL
> > 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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