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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Please don't make all research results CC-BY. AFAIK, collections of data are not subject to copyright under US law (the original case had something to do with phone books), but IANAL. Claiming that copyright applies to them, even if your intent is to make the results available, just normalizes the claims of malicious actors who would like data assemblages to be subject to copyright.

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