Re: What am I doing wrong?
Date: 13 Oct 2004 10:48:26 GMT
In uk.comp.os.linux Paul Lutus <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Floyd L. Davidson wrote:
> > Paul Lutus <email@example.com> wrote:
> >>> So, you could derive your own fourier coefficients from the tide data.
> >>Only by repeating the field measurements, which take decades and which are
> >>also copyrighted.
> > Bullshit. "field measurements" can't be copyrighted. That's
> > rediculous.
> "rediculous" -> ridiculous.
> If they are, in legalese, "created in fixed form", and they are, they are
> copyrighted from that moment by virtue of that act. Here is the evidence:
> "Copyright protection subsists from the time the work is created in fixed
> form. The copyright in the work of authorship immediately becomes the
> property of the author who created the work."
Yes, but they are only copyright when in that form. The *information*
isn't copyright, it's the format and presentation of the information
> This is quite false. Were it true, you could copy a best-seller by hand and
> avoid copyright restrictions. But you cannot do this.
Because there is 'form' involved. If you plagiarise a best-seller
it's not breach of copyright.
-- Chris Green