[talk-au] repurcussions of IceTV decision

edodd at billiau.net edodd at billiau.net
Thu Feb 11 06:15:07 GMT 2010

> On 11 February 2010 14:19, David Murn <davey at incanberra.com.au> wrote:
>> Doesnt all content have an identifiable author, or at least copyright
>> holder?  Unless its computer generated that is.
> The copyright holder isn't always the author, although in the case of
> Channel 9/Telstra they should have auditing systems in place to be
> able to identify the authors, but again they wouldn't be the copyright
> holder. Although if they couldn't identify the employees who updated
> what I guess they don't.
just on this point
Telstra could not identify the authors
Most was computer generated
Alterations were done by contractors not employees
and Her Honour decided that there was neither author nor authors
as there was no collaboration between them
entries had to conform to rigid formulae (the Rules)
Verification was done to confirm that the Rules were intact, and rigid
Rules are the antithesis of intellectual input and creativity.
No-one knew who had written the Rules either.

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