Just a quick clarification on collection copyrights:
if you put
together a collection of materials, then you acquire a copyright in
your particular presentation of the collection, not in the materials
of the collection themselves.
Okay, but my question is: Does Bomis put together a collection of the
articles, actively? I mean, Jimbo doesn't say: Okay, we'll take this
article, it's good quality, but I'll keep that one out because it's
complete nonsense (like a Linux distributor does).
You could perhaps say we all own the collection copyright (because
everybody decides if an article is good or so bad that it should be
edited/replaced/deleted). Or a collection copyright doesn't exist for
Wikipedia, because it's just a source out of which people could create
collections (e.g. printed encyclopedias).
But that's more my sense of justice than a funded knowing of the legal