On Wed, Jul 4, 2018 at 4:51 PM, Martijn Hoekstra <martijnhoeks...@gmail.com>

> I have no dog in this race, but facts are not eligible for copyright
> protection.
Martijn, individual facts aren't eligible for copyright, but substantial
compilations of facts are.

The concept you are missing is "database rights":


'Databases may be protected by US copyright law as "compilations." In the
EU, databases are protected by the Database Directive
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Database_Directive>, which defines a
database as "a collection of independent works, data or other materials
arranged in a systematic or methodical way and individually accessible by
electronic or other means."'

That page (including the above quote) was written by WMF Legal.
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