[mythtv-users] Re: EPG in Australia?

ffrr ffrr at tpg.com.au
Tue Oct 25 06:55:55 EDT 2005

Ben Buxton wrote:

>Myles Eftos <madpilot at gmail.com> uttered the following thing:
>In which jurisdiction was it that a court determined that a collection
>of factual information cannot be copyrighted? It might have been
>australia, though I'm not certain.
>I would say that the "copyright" on guide data is not concrete (except
>for reviews contained within).

That would be my initial assumption.  If no 'work' or 'artistic' input 
is contained in the item, there would be nothing to copyright.

Look at it this way, the title of the show, the artists names, the 
rating, the length, etc, are all copied into the guide. from the 
information supplied by the people who made the show, by the person 
preparing the guide.   The layout and presentation may be copyrightable, 
but that is not being used here, just the info contained within.   All 
that leaves is the info pertaining to what show is on when.  The 
schedule.    I find it hard to see how that could be copyrightable either.

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