Well, the new work is copyrighted but the works it's using are still
public domain and can be re-used at will.
Cordialement,
Jean-Baptiste Soufron, Doctorant
CERSA - CNRS, Paris 2
http://soufron.free.fr
Le 12 avr. 05, à 01:21, Cormac Lawler a écrit :
On Apr 11, 2005 11:42 PM, Jean-Baptiste Soufron
<jbsoufron(a)gmail.com>
wrote:
> As far as I understand it, these figures would be derivative works
> from
> public domain works... and their author would get copyright !
>
Cordialement,
Jean-Baptiste Soufron, Doctorant
CERSA - CNRS, Paris 2
http://soufron.free.fr
Yes, that is right, the person/organisation that compiled the data
gets credit for their work - it is in the public domain but we still
need to reference the source. The same goes for graphs - a
representation of data is itself copyright, though you can make your
own graph from the data and refer to the source, ie. World Bank, UNDP
or whatever. Correct me if I am wrong..
Cormac
> Le 11 avr. 05, à 23:42, Edward Peschko a écrit :
>> hey all,
>
>> sorry if this is a FAQ - and
I'm not sure if this question belongs in
>> this
>> mailing list - but since it concerns the legal side of the fence wrt
>> wikipedia contributions here goes:
>
>> What's the legal status of
data retrieved from non-public domain
>> sources?
>
>> I understand that text that is
retrieved from copyrighted materials
>> is
>> copyrighted, but how about data and figures that deal with common
>> interest
>> topics? Can you really copyright the amount of wheat grown in a year
>> in
>> bangladesh, or the number of accidents in a year on california roads?
>
>
>> And how about graphs? Is data that is extrapolated from
graphs and
>> used in derivative graphs considered a 'creative work' of its own?
>
>
>> I'd think so, but I just want to be sure..
>
>> Ed
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