hancock at anansispaceworks.com
Thu Apr 26 13:47:39 EDT 2007
drew Roberts wrote:
> Is the lack of named attribution plagiarism, or is claiming the work as your
> own plagiarism?
The latter, unless a presumption exists from the context that you are
passing the work off as your own, IMHO. OTOH, "plagiarism" has no legal
definition, it's primarily an academic term, akin to "cheating".
The attribution requirement prevents plagiarism, however it is more than
the absolute minimum required to prevent it.
> I gave the example of telling jokes which I may not even know who to attribute
The burden of research is the main objection to By-type licensing, IMHO,
along with the burden of advertising terms (like the old BSD).
IANAL, etc.... (I should make this my signature! :-D )
Terry Hancock (hancock at AnansiSpaceworks.com)
Anansi Spaceworks http://www.AnansiSpaceworks.com
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