Re: Re[5]: Ethics of Creativity vs. Theft

Kenneth Robert Wright (kright@OREGON.UOREGON.EDU)
Tue, 6 Aug 1996 13:01:30 -0700

On Tue, 6 Aug 1996, Michael Hamende wrote:

> Like the student with the quiz, had the teacher written the rules a
> little tighter there would not be a problem. Those who have an
> interest in intellectual property have an obligation to figure out
> ways to protect it. The technologies/definitions/rules are changing.
> We need to be able to change with it. If we can't, then people will
> make money off our ideas and we won't.
> Mike Hamende
So it seems, then, that the teacher and most of the class assumed that
traditional rules of property/ownership were operating during the quiz.
That leaves us with at least two questions. Do the actions of the student
who linked his or her peers links truely expand/modify the concepts of
ownership? If yes, then is that the kind of expansion/modification we mean
when we speak of changing the "rules"?

Kenneth R Wright