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04-13-2011, 07:47 AM
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Leslie Treff
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Originally Posted by Ola View Post
you need to remember that its perfectly okey for the reporter to read what the blogger have done, do the same calculation and write the same thing.

And the reason why its not amoral is of course because information is always free, and thats a idea that must be protected at any cost basically. I mean if big city paper X picks up about something disaster A happening in the world, every other paper must be able to write about the same thing.
Its not okay for a reporter to read what a blogger has written and copy it, or read what a blogger has written and do the same calculation and write the same thing without some attribution. It is a fine line. Lifting materials was the accusation, not lifting ideas. In any case, HF should not be exposed to the potential of a problem.

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