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RE: st: RE: PS on Stata colours


From   Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: RE: PS on Stata colours
Date   Tue, 15 Feb 2011 16:22:11 +0000

As worthless? 

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


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Marcello Pagano
Sent: 15 February 2011 16:18
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: RE: PS on Stata colours

In October 1984, Fred L. Worth, author of /The Trivia Encyclopedia 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fictitious_entry>. One of the questions in 
/Trivial Pursuit/ was "What was Columbo 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbo_%28TV_series%29#The_.22Philip_Columbo.22_myth>'s 
first name?" with the answer "Philip". That information had been 
fabricated to catch <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_trap> anyone 
who might try to violate his copyright 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_infringement>.^[5] 
<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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