Re: a desperate request for licence metadata
Scripsit Petter Reinholdtsen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> [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."