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Re: Bug#224866: kanjidic: Kanjidic is not DFSG-free

On Tue, 23 Dec 2003, Edmund GRIMLEY EVANS wrote:
> Don Armstrong <don@donarmstrong.com>:
>> First, since the frequency can be construed as a fact, and therefore
>> is not copyrightable work of authorship, I'm not particularly
>> concerned by this. [If there is a jurisdiction which does construe
>> mere compendiums of facts as a work of authorship, we could perhaps
>> reconsider this.]
> The European Union has a Database Directive which grants monopoly
> rights to the creators of databases, so the prohibition above, which
> doesn't mention copyright, could still be effective.

Bummer. Now the EU gets stuck with allowing copyrights on the various
Genome sequences. I guess the phenomenon of governmentally sanctioned
rape of the populace is spreading.

Don Armstrong

Fate and Temperament are two words for one and the same concept.
 -- Novalis [Hermann Hesse _Demian_]


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