Re: Re[7]: Ethics of Creativity vs. Theft

Kenneth Robert Wright (kright@OREGON.UOREGON.EDU)
Tue, 6 Aug 1996 21:03:03 -0700

On Tue, 6 Aug 1996, Michael Hamende wrote:

> Ken said:
> "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?"
> The goal or assignment was only to show he knew how to link, not
> generate a new way of thinking or original thought about anything.
> Mike Hamende
Okay. Maybe it's better to ask if the student's nontraditional approach
to the assignment, the response of some of the student's classmates to
that approach, and the discussion it all generated here have opened up
the possibility for expanding/modifying concepts of ownership? If yes,
then how do we both propose to modify concepts of ownership and address
the legitimate complaints of the students who followed the more
traditional approach as well as others who would question changing
definitions of ownership.

Kenneth R Wright