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RE: st: RE: PS on Stata colours


From   DE SOUZA Eric <eric.de_souza@coleurope.eu>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: RE: PS on Stata colours
Date   Tue, 15 Feb 2011 18:03:37 +0100

Not worth pursuing.

Eric


Eric de Souza
College of Europe
Brugge (Bruges), Belgium
http://www.coleurope.eu


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Marcello Pagano
Sent: 15 February 2011 17:18
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.


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