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Re: Non-free files in source packages?

* Arnoud Engelfriet:

> Florian Weimer wrote:
>> In Germany, I would be very surprised if it wasn't protected as a
>> database.  A significant effort was necessary to create the mapping,
>> and this is sufficient.
> But I'm not sure that the "producer" of this database (the RFC
> or the table in it) is a resident or national of a EU member state.
> It seems likely that ISOC would qualify as the producer, since
> it was their initiative and they carry the risk involved in creating 
> the RFC, right?
> Since they are US-based, ISOC cannot enjoy any database rights
> until the US adopts their own database protection that's at least
> as strong as what the EU Directive gives (art. 11 of the Directive).

Unfortunately, German law does not take into account whether the
database owner is a German national or not.

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