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RE: RE: How Many Trees? (WAS: URGENT: Immediate ethical issue)
Subject:RE: RE: How Many Trees? (WAS: URGENT: Immediate ethical issue) From:"GeneK" <gene -at- genek -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:05 May 2003 13:23:47 PDT
The *results* of research cannot be copyrighted, only the
specific words, images or other media that are produced to
convey them can be. Unless research produces some
patentable technology, process or product, once the results
are published they become public domain.
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Mon, 5 May 2003 15:00:37 -0500 Gillespie, Stephen (Contractor)?wrote:
See, that's where I make a disconnect - the fact (as previously ascertained
by someone else) that "there are 10,380 pine trees in Yosemite" is just the
kind of specific (but) NON-common knowledge that most people would NOT know
or assume - thus, it's copyrightable. Likewise, if person came along and
took the whole body of (someone else's) research.
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