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Re: Non-copyrightable work with non-free license.

On Monday, April 02, 2012 06:54:32 PM Kurt Roeckx wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 02, 2012 at 11:00:11PM +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> > Nevertheless, facts such as protein sequences are not copyrightable. 
> > This is somewhat confirmed by the UniProt consortium itself on their
> > website (http://www.uniprot.org/help/license), and my conclusion is
> > that, in isolation from the rest of the UniProt database, the records
> > in the test suites of BioPerl and EMBOSS are not copyrightable.
> Some countries have something like database rights, and it's my
> understanding that it can cover things that aren't otherwise
> copyrightable.

In the US (AIUI, IANAL, etc.) structure and arrangement are copyrightable, but 
that doesn't mean that any non-copyrightable material included in that 
structure and arrangement is suddenly subject to copyright (See Groklaw's 
coverage of Oracle v Google for discussion of this).

Scott K

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