[Foundation-l] Blogs vs. Wikis
geniice at gmail.com
Sun Apr 15 23:32:29 UTC 2007
On 4/16/07, Ray Saintonge <saintonge at telus.net> wrote:
> Photography in the 1860s was a much more elaborate process than it is
> today. It required considerably greater skill than simply putting the
> etching in a machine and pushing a button.
The problem with that line of argument is that it accept the "sweat of
the brow" in determining the copyright status of the work. This was
exactly the line of argument that the judges in Bridgeman Art Library
v. Corel Corp. rejected in finding the works PD (their argument again
the Graves' Case was that the relevant law had changed).
Not all modern scans consist of simply pressing a button.
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