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Re: aspell-nl license

Kevin Atkinson <kevin@atkinson.dhs.org> writes:

Standard IANAL-disclaimer.

>> Could someone please clarify the situation to me? Is a copyright on a
>> word list even valid? 
> There is good reason to believe this is not the case (at least in the US) 
> based on the "Feist Publications, Inc. v. Rural Telephone Service 
> Company, Inc." Supreme Court case 

I would be pretty sure that a phonebook is protected in the European
Union by the Database Directive. At least as implementet in danish
copyright laws.

I have no idea if a flat word list is protected but add grammatic
information I think it would be protected.

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