Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > Miscellaneous > Lounge

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-30-2009, 05:45 PM   #1
ahammer
cybershark
ahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it is
 
ahammer's Avatar
 
Posts: 314
Karma: 2227
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: AZ
Device: none
count wolfram-alpha make copywrite laws worce

they sure seem to be trying



Quote:
According to Wolfram Alpha's terms of use, its knowledge engine is "an authoritative source of information," because "in many cases the data you are shown never existed before in exactly that way until you asked for it." Therefore, "failure to properly attribute results from Wolfram Alpha is not only a violation of [its license terms], but may also constitute academic plagiarism or a violation of copyright law."
http://www.infoworld.com/d/developer...e-software-248


if this happens to be held up what long term effects do you think it will have?
ahammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2009, 06:42 PM   #2
griffonwing
Suave Swabby, Savvy?
griffonwing ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.griffonwing ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.griffonwing ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.griffonwing ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.griffonwing ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.griffonwing ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.griffonwing ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.griffonwing ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.griffonwing ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.griffonwing ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.griffonwing ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
griffonwing's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,602
Karma: 520350
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Harrison, ARrrr, USA - southern Ozark mountains
Device: Slate Blue PEZ (Astak Pocket Pro), CVSCX-9300 Quad-band watch phone
I think the professional, legal term for this would be "ca-ca"
griffonwing is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Enthusiast
Old 07-30-2009, 07:20 PM   #3
Elfwreck
Grand Sorcerer
Elfwreck ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Elfwreck ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Elfwreck ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Elfwreck ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Elfwreck ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Elfwreck ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Elfwreck ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Elfwreck ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Elfwreck ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Elfwreck ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Elfwreck ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Elfwreck's Avatar
 
Posts: 5,142
Karma: 24387852
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: SF Bay Area, California, USA
Device: Clié; PRS-505; EZR Pocket Pro, PRS-600, Kobo Mini
The article says,
Quote:
Try cutting and pasting from the results page. You can't
I could. I wonder if it's only Internet Explorer that can't cut & paste; Firefox had no trouble grabbing text.

And one commenter noted:
Quote:
In the case of this website, I would argue that the person who submits the query is actually the owner of the result. Unless the website creates result sets on its' own and we simply read those results, I don't see how Wolfram can have any claim to the result set - without the unique input of the submitor their would have been no output.
There's something to be said for that--machines can't create copyrighted content; people create content with the assistance of machines. And there's at least an obvious claim for the combination of Wolfram Alpha and the input user creating the copyrighted result; both parts were necessary, and therefore both entities should share copyrights.
Elfwreck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2009, 08:01 AM   #4
Sweetpea
Grand Sorcerer
Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sweetpea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Sweetpea's Avatar
 
Posts: 7,963
Karma: 22622174
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Krewerd
Device: HTC Flyer; BBMini; Sony PRS650; Onyx Boox T68
Is this for real or just a joke to show the craziness of the copyright laws?
Sweetpea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2009, 01:01 PM   #5
ahammer
cybershark
ahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it isahammer knows what time it is
 
ahammer's Avatar
 
Posts: 314
Karma: 2227
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: AZ
Device: none
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sweetpea View Post
Is this for real or just a joke to show the craziness of the copyright laws?
sadly real.
ahammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Laws of Science Fiction Steven Lake Writers' Corner 192 10-05-2010 03:41 PM
Question on copywrite law... jimmyrules712 Upload Help 19 07-06-2010 06:03 PM
Canadian copyright laws bobcdy ePub 6 10-21-2009 08:37 AM
Wolfram Alpha GeoffC News 12 05-19-2009 05:11 AM
A question:Is it true that USA copyright laws forbid to download the laws to your PC? godel10 News 2 09-04-2008 03:21 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:33 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.