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In the first post, I talked about how factual data aren’t creative works, and how compiling them into collections doesn’t make them creative – at least in the US. This aspect of data rips away the core “incentive” provided by copyright law to creators: the right to sue people who make copies. It also has…

I got drawn into a debate about copyrights and factual data this week that felt like it merited its own blog post. It was kind of surreal new media debating – I was going back and forth with a smart guy from the UC Berkeley school of information on a friend’s Facebook wall for most…