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Directory Structure Copyrighted?
bateman_ap

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Msg#: 2279 posted 10:39 am on Nov 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

Was just wondering, is a directorys structure copyrighted? Obviously the contect inside is but how about just the catagories?

 

mathguy

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Msg#: 2279 posted 8:30 pm on Nov 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

I know the ODP copyright statement specifically mentions directory structure. They state "[editors] hereby assign to Netscape the copyright in any material (whether link descriptions, email, communications, directory organization, or otherwise) "

[editors.dmoz.org...]

Copying another directory's taxonomical structural is probably not a good idea. Finding out how similar you could make a directory without running the risk of being sued is something you probably need professional legal advice to answer. Given this board's TOS I wouldn't hazard to provide any advice on that.

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