[talk-au] Servos

Alex (Maxious) Sadleir maxious at gmail.com
Wed Feb 10 13:20:32 GMT 2010

On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 11:48 AM, John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9 February 2010 10:37, David Murn <davey at incanberra.com.au> wrote:
>> Thats probably a good thing.  'skills' also includes knowing how the OSM
>> licence works, and clicking on the 'terms of use' link on the page you
>> linked...
> Except copyright law in Australia since the IceTV ruling is unlikely
> to cover simple databases of fact.

Just to reinforce this point, a case concluded today asserted that
Telstra/Sensis no longer have copyright for the Yellow and White Pages
Databases specifically in light of IceTV. There had been a previous
case involving those datasets concerning a company called Desktop
Marketing Systems (no prizes for guessing why they would like to rip
off phone books) that had subsisted for several years with the view
that copying the whole phonebook (even when presented in a different
form) was copyright infringement.

Analysis: http://ipwars.com/2010/02/10/no-copyright-in-telephone-directories-downunder/
Ruling: http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/FCA/2010/44.html

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