[A2k] Re: How Wolfram Alpha's Copyright Claims Could Change
Tue Aug 4 12:55:12 2009
properly attribute results from Wolfram|Alpha is not only a violation
of these terms, but may also constitute academic plagiarism or a
violation of copyright law.
There is no reason to think he is joking -- rather, he's wrong. Using
results from a calculator or a search engine is not plagiarism.
Computers are not entitled to credit the way people are.
who had very stridently opposed the WBU proposal of a treaty for the
blind, visually impaired and people with reading disabilities told be
afterwards that they would oppose ANY copyright restriction in favor
of ANY group because "Google News was stealing their intellectual
When people use the term "intellectual property", it is a sign
they are spreading confusion, so let's point it out.
I don't believe a computer is entitled to credit for its calculations,
and people should