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Re: a desperate request for licence metadata

Scripsit Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com>
> [John Hasler]

>> I suspect that you misunderstood the lawyer.

> We have the the same limitation in norwegian law, were the work need
> to have (the norwegian expression) "verkshøyde", which implies a
> certain quality level as Andreas puts it.  There are no limits on
> copying and distribution of text below this quality limit.

Unless the difference between Norwegian and Danish law is much greater
than I imagine, "værkshøjde" is not purely a matter of quality. It is
more a question of the amount of expressive choice that went into
producing the text to make it fit under the law's concept of "an
artistic or literary work". Even bad literature *is* literature and so
enjoys copyright protection.

In the current context I think it is quite reasonable to plan for the
eventuality that someone will put enough work into a wiki page that
the result qualifies as a work, or that the combined effort of many
wiki users will produce something that pass the work-ness test.

Henning Makholm       "It was intended to compile from some approximation to
                 the M-notation, but the M-notation was never fully defined,
                because representing LISP functions by LISP lists became the
 dominant programming language when the interpreter later became available."

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