Fwd: Serious breach of copyright -- First post
dennisolvany at gmail.com
Mon Jun 19 12:00:34 UTC 2006
>> facts are not eligible for copyright.
> plain facts are not copyrightable, as you point out, their expression
> certainly is.
The concept of a fact obviously may not be copyrighted because it is
merely a concept. Barring descriptive literary devices, the facts may be
copied at will in their expressed form. A photo, being a descriptive
device, is copyrightable. Considering the example of the Haynes manual,
I can extract factual information --such as a starter change procedure--
from the manual word-for-word and use it. The hysteria of the original
poster remains unjustified as he will find that the usage of the article
in question falls squarely under the veil of fair use, which still does
not infer the work is copyrightable.
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