On Thursday 25 September 2014 11:19 AM, Rajesh Ranjan wrote:
On Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 9:49 AM, Anivar Aravind
<anivar.arav...@gmail.com <mailto:anivar.arav...@gmail.com>> wrote:
On Wed, Sep 24, 2014 at 9:55 PM, Vishnu <visdav...@gmail.com
On the copyright question AFAIK... it is the manner in which
a certain content is expressed (e.g. analyzed, compiled,
paginated, represented, etc..) the author could claim
copyright, as there is a certain basic amount of creative
labour that went into it. So Govt. of Karnataka could
rightfully copyright these works, which it has now released
under CC-BY-SA 3.0. A useful thing to read in this context
would be this .
As Ravi pointed 11th Century Kannada literature is already public
domain . There is no point in re-licensing it as CC-BY-SA .
Digitization does not create fresh copyright . While thanking Govt
for their efforts to make it available , please dont create fresh
copyright on it . And while looking at details, There was no
point of time in which govt of Karanataka had copyright on this
This effort is almost in same lines of Open access initiative of
rare public domain books by Kerala Sahitya academy happened almost
same time last year
They havnt claimed any undeserving copyright on these books . SO
it is better if people involved canm correct Govt of Karanataka at
this point itself showing kerala example to avoid further
ambiguities surrounding license .
I agree with Ravi and Anivar!
I am not an expert of licensing, but the thing that is already in
public domain, licensing the same under CC-BY-SA 3.0 is one way
limiting the public availability of the same content.
Rajesh and Anivar,
Purely from a copyright POV, it is important to recognize the idea -
expression divide. The content per-se in this case may be public domain,
but it is the expression of it that is copyrighted as I stated above.
Especially, as I understand, the copyright act in India has bare minimum
requirements for creative labour.
But I am willing to be better educated on this.
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