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Re: databases not copyrightable in the USA (was: CA certificates)

Branden, in Brasil, the copyrights law (9610/98) makes databases
copyrighted, IF and only if "their selection, organization, or the
disposition of their content" is a novel intellectual creation. The CDDB,
for example, would not be covered by this definition (its selection,
organization and disposition content are automatically-generated). CA
certificates (the original topic) aren't covered either because they are
not novel intellectual creations (they also are automatically-generated).

In another topic, I prefer the term "copyrighted". "Copyrightable" is an
ugly, ugly term... and everything that is copyrightable is copyrighted by


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