[Foundation-l] Wikipedia article traffic statistics - copyright?

K. Peachey p858snake at yahoo.com.au
Tue Jun 30 02:17:40 UTC 2009

> Facts aren't usually copyrightable and I doubt database rights apply
> (I don't know much about them, though), so it's just the presentation
> of the data in a chart that could potentially be protected. If you
> take the numbers and produce your own chart you'll be absolutely fine.
> I'm not sure there is enough creativity or work involved in making the
> charts for them to be copyrightable anyway.
> That said, the easiest solution is probably just to ask the creator to
> release them under CC-BY-SA here:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Henrik
They might not be, but with that San Francisco bus data issue [1]
happening at the moment, everyone's checking everything these days to
cover their asses.

[1]. The Battle Over Who Owns Bus Arrival Times:

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