[Foundation-l] GFDL Q&A update and question

Nikola Smolenski smolensk at eunet.yu
Fri Jan 9 08:17:01 UTC 2009

Brian wrote:
> Who owns the copyright for the selection, coordination or arrangement of the
> dumps?

Given that no one selects, coordinates or arranges the dumps, no one 
owns the copyright on them.

> On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 3:33 PM, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com>wrote:
>> 2009/1/8 Brian <Brian.Mingus at colorado.edu>:
>>> I was under the impression that the WMF does hold a copyright over the
>>> entirety of a particular Wikipedia as they offer that collection for
>>> download. And re-users often use these dumps as seeds for their "illegal"
>>> re-use.
>> IANAL, but I think you need to have had a creative input in the work
>> to hold a copyright to it, what creative input has WMF had is
>> combining all the articles into one dump?

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