Posted Aug 25, 2012 23:18 UTC (Sat) by giraffedata
In reply to: Copyright protection
Parent article: Mobile patent wars: Google goes on the attack
Well sure — restored, remastered, re-edited, translated into another language. That's creative content and deserves a new copyright. We were talking about merely reprinting.
If a phone book doesn't enjoy copyright protection (which we know from the famous 1991 US Supreme Court Feist decision, which said merely printing names and phone numbers in alphabetical order is not creative enough to deserve copyright), then I can't see how a second press run from the same galleys that produced the first gives you a second copyright. Or a re-typesetting of the same notes you find in 100-year-old sheet music.
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