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Re: copyright question

I am not so sure about this, because, once digitized, it easily becomes a
database and the protection of databases is not the same as copyright. But
I am not a lawyer and I would prefer letting other, more knowledgeable,
voices take over at this point. In passing, this is part of the fuss over
the European directive on databases and its transpostion in US copyright

Jean-Claude Gu�don

On Fri May 7 2004 04:56 pm, adam.chesler@rcn.com wrote:

> JSTOR is not "locking up" anything:  they're merely taking the initiative
> to put this material into their proprietary digital service.  If the
> source material is in the public domain, anyone else could do the same
> thing and make it freely available.  The fact that JSTOR chooses to charge
> for access to their service, and the fact that many people find the added
> value of said service worth paying for, doesn't preclude alternative
> services from developing:  they're not removing the content from the
> public domain.
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> Adam Chesler
> American Chemical Society
> E-Mail:  a_chesler@acs.org