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RE: Reed Elsevier Law suit.
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- Subject: RE: Reed Elsevier Law suit.
- From: Ivy Lee Anderson <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 19:24:29 EST
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At 02:33 PM 2/28/00 -0500, you wrote: >it would certainly be interesting to know exactly who or what is suing them. Anybody know--who can tell us? >Chuck Hamaker I believe the lawsuit referred to is one brought by Jurisline <http://www.jurisline.com/>, an advertising-supported website that makes court opinions freely-available. Jurisline extracted public domain information from Lexis-Nexis CD-ROMs and made it available through its website, then sued L-N (presumably after being instructed by L-N to desist) on the premise that public domain material isn't subject to copyright protection and therefore cannot be restricted by license. The case smells rather like Pro-CD vs. Zeidenberg to me, and I suspect its outcome will ultimately help the database protectionists. A summary can be found at <http://www.lawnewsnetwork.com/practice/iplaw/news/A15514-2000Feb7.html> Ivy Anderson Coordinator for Digital Acquisitions Harvard University Library Office for Information Systems 1280 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 404 Cambridge, MA 02138 -.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.- voice: (617) 495-3724 fax: (617) 495-0491 mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org