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Re: st: RE: PS on Stata colours


From   Marcello Pagano <pagano@hsph.harvard.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: PS on Stata colours
Date   Tue, 15 Feb 2011 11:20:40 -0500

From Wikipedia:

In October 1984, Fred L. Worth, author of The Trivia Encyclopedia, /Super Trivia/, and /Super Trivia II/, filed a $300 million lawsuit against the distributors of /Trivial Pursuit/. He claimed that more than a quarter of the questions in the game's Genus Edition had been taken from his books, even to the point of reproducing typographical errors and deliberately placed misinformation. One of the questions in /Trivial Pursuit/ was "What was Columbo's first name?" with the answer "Philip". That information had been fabricated to catch anyone who might try to violate his copyright.^<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trivial_Pursuit#cite_note-4>

Worth's arguments were rejected by the courts.

m.p.

On 2/15/2011 10:25 AM, Nick Cox wrote:
The numerical analyst L.J. Comrie faked some of the digits in his logarithm tables, as he was so annoyed by being ripped off repeatedly by plagiarists.

Nick
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk

Allan Reese (Cefas)

it sounds rather like the idea of putting
duff information on maps so you can prove copyright.

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