[openbiblio-dev] Bibsoup legal issues

William Waites ww at styx.org
Thu Sep 29 07:21:16 UTC 2011

>>>>> "Mark" == Mark MacGillivray <mark at odaesa.com> writes:

    >> Didn't we write a set of principles stating that bibliographic
    >> data is not/should not be considered to be under copyright? Or
    >> are you considering the collection copyright-able?

    Mark> Yes. So I think we should just link to the open biblio
    Mark> principles to show the data is not copyright

As I understand it this applies only to the very basic data. If you have
users contributing things like abstracts or citations or other kinds of
notes and annotations then that data may not just be mere facts. Don't
get me wrong, I'm no copyright apologist, but still...

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