Comments on: The Three Laws Robots Can Read https://pthree.org/2011/02/08/the-three-laws-robots-can-read/ Linux. GNU. Freedom. Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:06:15 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0-alpha-42199 By: Aaron https://pthree.org/2011/02/08/the-three-laws-robots-can-read/#comment-115408 Wed, 09 Feb 2011 19:58:02 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1673#comment-115408 @Jonas- Yeah, if you read the link on Wikipedia, apparently, the 4th law is "A robot must establish its identity as a robot in all cases" and the fifth law is "A robot must know it is a robot". Both laws were written by authors other than Asimov, so meh.

@Jonathan Carter- Time to upgrade your robot. 🙂

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By: Jonathan Carter https://pthree.org/2011/02/08/the-three-laws-robots-can-read/#comment-115407 Wed, 09 Feb 2011 15:00:12 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1673#comment-115407 Hmm, none of my robots can read QR codes 🙁

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By: Jonas https://pthree.org/2011/02/08/the-three-laws-robots-can-read/#comment-115405 Wed, 09 Feb 2011 11:58:35 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1673#comment-115405 4th and 5th???? Where do they come from?? Never heard of them.

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By: Aaron https://pthree.org/2011/02/08/the-three-laws-robots-can-read/#comment-115403 Wed, 09 Feb 2011 07:44:42 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1673#comment-115403 1) I gave appropriate attribution to the source, by linking to the Wikipedia article from which I pulled.
2) As a result, this use would fall under fair use, if it was indeed still copyrighted.
3) The article from which I pulled the text is licensed under the same license as this post.
4) The copyright on the short story "Runaround" was applied for before the Copyright Act of 1976, which means he would only have the copyright for 28 years, and he was allowed to renew it again for an additional 28 years, after which it would enter the public domain. As a result, "Runaround" is now public domain.

Long story short (pun intended), I have every right to use the Three Laws of Robotics any way I please.

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By: Aoirthoir An Broc https://pthree.org/2011/02/08/the-three-laws-robots-can-read/#comment-115402 Wed, 09 Feb 2011 04:08:54 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1673#comment-115402 Just a note on CC notice, since your QR Code is actually a distribution of the original laws, they're likely covered by his copyrights and not yours. Just the same as if you had translated a story into French from Anglish.

Course that's just my musings...

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By: Aaron https://pthree.org/2011/02/08/the-three-laws-robots-can-read/#comment-115401 Wed, 09 Feb 2011 01:29:22 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1673#comment-115401 Yet another reason I didn't include the zeroth law. While humanity and the individual in humanity are separated, harming and individual might harm humanity. Imagine if a robot harmed or killed Martin Luther King, Jr. or Thomas Jefferson. On the reverse, what if a robot took out a few Jews while taking down Hitler and the Nazi regime?

The laws can be in conflict as well as overlap, and I don't see why any one rule would preserve more than the other. So, meh. Besides, the original 3 are just that- the original 3, and to be honest, I don't know many that know of the zeroth law, nor the 4th and 5th (should I have included those as well?). The original 3 are pure, and I'm a purist. 🙂

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By: Jonas https://pthree.org/2011/02/08/the-three-laws-robots-can-read/#comment-115400 Tue, 08 Feb 2011 23:27:28 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1673#comment-115400 Reduntant in what way? One is about protecting an individual, the other about protecting humanity as a whole. While there can (and often is) considerable overlap, enforcing the zeroth may cause extensive harm to an individual while enforcing the 1st law may cause considerable harm to humanity. If anything, those two laws often conflict with one another.

Still, I agree with the awsome part! I'd love to see something like that on my Professor's door or noticeboard rather than quotoes from Noam Chomsky...but I guess I'm in the wrong field for that!

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By: Aaron https://pthree.org/2011/02/08/the-three-laws-robots-can-read/#comment-115398 Tue, 08 Feb 2011 22:56:22 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1673#comment-115398 Meh. The "zeroth" law is nothing more than redundant of the first law, and I'm not interested in bloating the laws with photos of fictional characters.

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By: Jonas https://pthree.org/2011/02/08/the-three-laws-robots-can-read/#comment-115397 Tue, 08 Feb 2011 22:51:54 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1673#comment-115397 So where's the zeroth law? And a picture of Giskard...

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