[Foundation-l] GFDL Q&A update and question
Brian.Mingus at colorado.edu
Sat Jan 10 00:13:15 UTC 2009
I think this is probably true.
On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 5:03 PM, Ray Saintonge <saintonge at telus.net> wrote:
> Chad wrote:
> > On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 3:37 AM, Nikola Smolenski <smolensk at eunet.yu>
> >> Gerard Meijssen wrote:
> >>> That is a bit simplistic. It takes a huge effort to create dumps. The
> >>> of the English language Wikipedia is even notoriously difficult to
> >>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweat_of_the_brow
> >>> Huge effort is not copyrightable.
> > I haven't seen anyone trying to lay claim to a copyright
> > on the dumps. I would venture to say that it's merely a
> > transformative work, as it doesn't do anything but
> > collect them in a machine-readable format. The various
> > dumps are designed to organize the information, not
> > change them in any way.
> While at first glance it might seem as though there was a compilation
> copyright in the dumps the fact that they are generated by a mechanical
> process would suggest that the lack the originality that is a
> fundamental requirement for copyrightability.
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