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Re: GNU Free Database License

From: Merijn de Weerd
Subject: Re: GNU Free Database License
Date: Sun, 17 Sep 2006 12:54:28 +0200
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On 2006-09-17, Alfred M. Szmidt <> wrote:
>    Is it really trivial to make a definition for a word, phrase or
>    expression?
> IMHO, it is.  I think this is something we have all done when we were
> younger, our teachers asking us to explain the meaning of a word,
> which is why I don't find it creative at all.  It is also something
> you do in math and computing science very often, defining terms that
> you will use.  

It's also not very difficult to take photos. Yet, courts have
consistently held that taking a photo requires creative effort
because you have to choose the subject, angle, lighting, etcetera.
That's why all your photos are protected by copyright.


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