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

Elizabeth Dodd edodd at billiau.net
Mon Dec 20 10:15:57 GMT 2010

On Mon, 20 Dec 2010 19:57:34 +1100
David Murn <davey at incanberra.com.au> wrote:

> On Mon, 2010-12-20 at 13:53 +1100, Jim Croft wrote:
> > or not...
> > 
> > http://minterstmt.blogspot.com/2010/12/no-copyright-in-white-and-yellow-pages.html
> 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?
> David

The logos etc in the YP are copyright to the businesses who stick them

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