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Re: Freaky copyright laws [was: SUN RPC code is DFSG-free]

Op di 26-08-2003, om 22:09 schreef Branden Robinson:
> On Tue, Aug 26, 2003 at 02:05:54AM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> > * Copyright requires the protected subject to be "original".
> I think that principle is unique to the U.S.;

I wrote that sentence only after checking my course papers, so no, it's
not unique to the U.S.

>  in fact, that's the whole
> *point* of this subthread!

I don't know about you, but _my_ point was that there's a difference
between copyright law and database law; and that while copyright
requires originality, database law *does* *not*.

Wouter Verhelst
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