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RE: st: RE: PS on Stata colours


From   drreg@earthlink.net
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   RE: st: RE: PS on Stata colours
Date   Tue, 15 Feb 2011 11:40:19 -0500 (GMT-05:00)

As un-worth-y.

reg


-----Original Message-----
>From: Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
>Sent: Feb 15, 2011 11:22 AM
>To: "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
>Subject: RE: st: RE: PS on Stata colours
>
>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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