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Re: Copyright of previous public domain

I'm certain Shirley is correct; I weighed in without being aware of the
packaging or presentation of the content. Trying to subject the
limitations recited in the license to applicable copyright law really
serves to defer a definitive determination on the protections or status of
the content vis a vis copyright.  It is an attempt by both parties to
agree upon benign language now, to get the license executed, while banking
on the fact that either the issue will likely never become justicable, or
if it does, it will be decided in their favor.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Shirley Lambert" <SLambert@scarecrowpress.com>
To: <liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu>
Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2002 7:57 AM
Subject: Re: Copyright of previous public domain

> I think the issue here might be the copyright on the format of the
> material rather than on the content itself. The vendor has spent the money
> to digitize and presumably index the material, and the argument can be
> made that such effort is protected.
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