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Re: Copyright in Bibliographic records?

	Just to note that regardless of the copyrightability of the
underlying data, there can be a copyright in the compilation.  So that in
the case of a bibliographic utility, it could protect its database from
being duplicated regardless of the copyrightability of the individual

	As an aside, after the recent WIPO Conference at which a proposed
treaty protecting databases was tabled, a Recommendation Concerning
Databases was issued ( ) that will
certainly affect libraries as both licensors and licensees. It proposes an
extraordinary session during the first quarter of 1997 to draft a schedule
for continuing work on a Database Treaty. 

- Jonathan Franklin
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