dalguard - 5:51 pm on Dec 5, 2001 (gmt 0) selected text quote: "An example of a protectable grouping of facts would be a database of Internet locations for selected legal
If it's the exact same set of links in the same order, I think it's protected under copyright law as a compilation. See [bitlaw.com...]
articles. Each location consists merely of factual information,
namely that a particular article can be found at a particular URL location on the Internet. There is no copyright protection for
each location. Therefore, while the individual locations can be
copied by others, if an entire database of locations (or a substantial portion of the database) were copied, the copyright in the compilation would be infringed. The creative, original expression that is being protected is the selection of locations for the database. If the locations were divided by topic in the database, the organization of the database would also be protected."
selected text quote:
"An example of a protectable grouping of facts would be a database of Internet locations for selected legal