[talk-au] a local data compilation ruling that may be of interest

John Smith deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 20 10:01:13 GMT 2010


On 20 December 2010 18:57, David Murn <davey at incanberra.com.au> wrote:
> I can see how this ruling applies to White pages, as that is simply a
> listing of facts.  Yellow pages however, is very different, with
> listings all sorted into categories (some listings into multiple
> categories), and a lot of the listings having artwork and other
> copyrighted materials like logos, etc.  How can someone claim that
> theres no creative copyrightable work in the yellow pages?

I saw that comment (possibly from a lawyer commenting on the previous
ruling) and I couldn't figure out why the judge(s) would have included
the yellow pages in their ruling(s) or why Telstra didn't split/put up
a better argument for copyright on their YellowPage phone books...



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