On Wed, 2004-03-03 at 22:35, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> > > I just want to note that simply putting an online dictionary
> > > service on the web does not need any permission from the
> > > copyright holder of the dictionary data.
> >
> > I can neither confirm or deny that. It *depends*. What if someone puts
> > the whole "linux.words" file through your web service and extracts all
> > the information? Will you not be a party to the copyright infringement?
> What if someone borrows the dictionary from the library and then
> makes a complete photocopy?  Is the library a party of the
> copyright infringement?

Hmmm... I love your point! It changes everything...

Well, it makes the possible civil disobedience yummy, even if this is
still illegal.


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