On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 11:11 AM, Jussi-Ville Heiskanen <
On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 10:58 PM, Jussi-Ville
Mike Linksvayer wrote:
As others have pointed out on this or nearby
threads, attribution is
highly medium specific.
However, if what you say happens to in fact be correct
(never mind if it has been previously covered in these
threads or not), that would be quite significant, in
particular in those jurisdictions where moral rights
are defined in law.
I don't think there's much dispute that attribution is highly medium
I don't think anybody can dispute you just quoted me highly
out of context.
If so, I must not have understood your original comment, and I apologize.
A URL printed in a textbook is clearly much different
from a URL
encoded into a web page. The only question is
whether the specifics
focus on the rights of the author, or on
maximizing ease of
No, that is precisely a false dilemma. there are a whole range
of issues to consider, and those aren't even the necessarily
most cogent ones. In some circumstances maximizing ease of
redistribution and the rights of the author go hand in hand.
And in some corner cases, idiots (and I am not meaning you
but specifically some of your less clueful opponents) will argue
that sacrificing the authors pride of doing good in a copyleft
context is a necessary price to pay to make it easier to
redistribute. This is false, and I am willing to argue against
this statement when posited at any forum in any fashion, if
I am given my right to express my arguments.