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

Nikola Smolenski smolensk at eunet.yu
Fri Jan 9 09:04:27 UTC 2009

Gerard Meijssen wrote:
> That is only for US law. It is also debatable if this is just "sweat of the
> brow" because a lot of creativity is involved in creating this collection.
> It does not even necessarily apply to you as you are in a different
> jurisdiction.

Other laws do have similar provisions, specifically the one in my 
jurisdiction. A huge amount of creativity involved in making computer 
programs that made the collection still do not translate in even a small 
amount of creativity involved in selecting their contents.

> 2009/1/9 Nikola Smolenski <smolensk at eunet.yu>
>> Gerard Meijssen wrote:
>>> That is a bit simplistic. It takes a huge effort to create dumps. The
>> dump
>>> of the English language Wikipedia is even notoriously difficult to
>> create.
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweat_of_the_brow
>> Huge effort is not copyrightable.

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