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From: "John F. Chandler" <>
Subject: Re: Copyright infringement!?
Date: Tue, 8 Sep 1998 15:10 EDT
In-Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org message of Mon, 07 Sep 1998 17:07:47 -0500
Simple facts cannot be copyrighted. It's as simple as that. Even
formerly "secret" facts are just facts, once they've been revealed.
That being said, you should remember several things: courtesy dictates
that you acknowledge the help you received in obtaining the facts you
have, scholarly prudence dictates that you reveal your sources for your
facts, and the PRESENTATION of facts CAN be copyrighted.