[License-discuss] Looking for a license agreement.

Chris Travers chris at metatrontech.com
Fri Oct 7 19:45:41 UTC 2011

On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 8:09 AM, David Woolley
<forums at david-woolley.me.uk> wrote:
> Chad Perrin wrote:
>>> someone else.
>> This may be a touch off-topic for this list, but . . . why would you want
>> to grant someone the ability to prohibit others from using *facts* by the
>> simple expedient of (for instance) alphabetizing a list of facts?  That's
>> insane.  In a time when even the ability to maintain a monopoly over
>> things that have been *created* is becoming controversial, someone
>> asserting a monopoly over information that has been *found* seems quite
>> regressive and, frankly, harmful.
> Database copyrights are not like patents.  As long as you obtain the fact
> independently, you can publish them.  Telephone directories and maps have
> bogus entries to help detect whether a competing compilation is truly
> independent.
Darn it!  I was still hoping to get my copy of "Flags Up!" by Lillian

Best Wishes,
Chris Travers

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