[talk-au] repurcussions of IceTV decision

John Smith deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 14 10:44:03 GMT 2010


On 14 February 2010 20:32, John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com> wrote:
> http://www.smartcompany.com.au/intellectual-property/20100212-sensis-loses-case-to-protect-copyright-of-yellow-pages-and-white-pages.html

>From the webpage:

Dolphin says the key for database companies is to add some sort of
"creative spark" or point of difference if they want to protect their
database.

In the IceTV case, that creative spark involved adding a few lines of
commentary to television listings.

"The creative spark was having paid a bunch of students to sit on the
couch, watch the television and record what was on."

"It might only be three lines, but you're off and racing."




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