Re: Using a CC-3.0-BY file as data file for a GPL program
> Arnoud Engelfriet wrote:
> >If the selection of the data that was put in the database involved
> >creative activity by its maker, then yes you need a copyright license.
> >If the database was created by a European company, then you need
> >a license under its database right. (No database rights for US publishers)
> Are you sure of this? European jurisdiction protect database; If a
> European Company wants tu use a database made by a US publisher; I think
> it might be forbidden by European law.
The EU Database rights Directive has a reciprocity provision.
Until the US introduces sui generis database protection for
European producers, US producers do not get database protection
Article 11, under 1:
The right provided for in Article 7 shall apply to database whose makers
or rightholders are nationals of a Member State or who have their habitual
residence in the territory of the Community.
Arnoud Engelfriet, Dutch & European patent attorney - Speaking only for myself
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