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Holmes, WN (2009) The automation of originality. Computer, 42 (3). 100, 98-99. ISSN 0018-9162

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Abstract

This essay considers the possible effects of increasingly capable software on both education and intellectual property related to plagiarism, copyright, patents, and invention and originality generally. Originality is the spice of personality. Personal originality shows itself in two ways: in the expression of ideas and in the ideas expressed; in brief, in behavior and in thought. Curiously, this concept is reflected in the distinction between the two main aspects of what is nowadays called intellectual property. Copyright relates to the expression of ideas, patents to useful industrial ideas however expressed or implemented. It is also reflected in the distinction between data and information embodied in the international standard vocabulary that the computing profession is supposed to respect but doesn't.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: automation, originality, plagiarism, copyright, patents
Journal or Publication Title: Computer
Page Range: 100, 98-99
ISSN: 0018-9162
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1109/MC.2009.97
Additional Information: ©2009 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2009 00:22
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:58
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/8621
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