Re: What am I doing wrong?
From: Floyd L. Davidson (floyd_at_barrow.com)
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2004 09:33:45 -0800
Paul Lutus <email@example.com> wrote:
>Floyd L. Davidson wrote:
>>>As I said, each and every one. This is a slam-dunk, because in the US,
>>>things are copyrighted by virtue of being published. No other action is
>> So you admit the telephone number data is *not* protected by
>Find the quote in which I say this.
>> and can be copied right out of *any* of those phone
>> books and re-published by *anybody*,
>No, Anything longer that a short quote would violate the fair use guidelines
>of copyright law.
Have you got the faintest idea what you are talking about?
The US Supreme Court says you are wrong: Feist Publications,
Inc. v. Rural Telephone Service Co., 499 U.S. 340 (1991)
>> and said republished work
>> is just as much copyrighted as was the phonebook from which the
>> numbers were copied, and just as legal.
>This is quite false. To put it very simply, one cannot legally copy a
>> And how does that differ from tide data?
>My point exactly.
Good point to, since *you* say they don't, and the US Supreme Court
says they cannot be protected by copyright.
-- FloydL. Davidson <http://web.newsguy.com/floyd_davidson> Ukpeagvik (Barrow, Alaska) firstname.lastname@example.org