Combining GPL and non-GPL code
chris at metatrontech.com
Sat Aug 18 20:04:50 UTC 2007
David Woolley wrote:
> Chris Travers wrote:
>> in terms of selection, ordering, and organization of the work-- since
>> a telephone directory has no expressive elements in a basic
>> white-pages list, there isn't much that is copyrighted outside of
>> advertising) and
> This might be the case for US law. It appears to be the intent of UK
> law that it is not the case of UK law, as there is copyright in
> databases, which I believe is intended to cover exactly that case.
IANAL, but for the record, I did include disclaimers about this being
specific to US law.
I would also suggest that copyright over databases might not cover data
in the databases. I.e. if I publish *your* phone number only, the phone
company might not be able to allege a copyright infringemnet associated
with the mere publication of a fact.
This does get back to the BSD-in-GPL question because, assuming
different authorship and no assgnement of rights, the GPL work's author
does *not* have rights to restrict code originally licensed by someone
*else* under the BSD license.
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