On Thu, Jan 18, 2001 at 01:53:12PM -0000, Matthew Jones wrote:
> Is this relevant at all?
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/6/16147.html
> "The injunction was granted thanks to new European database laws that
> essentially assume data to be copyrightable"

Almost certainly. As I say, my legal dealings here were 5 years ago
when it wasn't...

> Does that mean things like the Billboard charts? They could certainly try
> and demonstrate an adverse effect on their revenues from licensing their
> listings...

Well, you're into transatlantic stuff if the site was in the UK, but this
new law would massively complicate things.

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