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Briefly, Search Engine Watch points to NationMaster, a stats service. How about slurping this in to Swivel? A key question: copyright around statistics - how does it work? As far as I know, statistics are facts and thus can't be copyrighted.
December 12, 2006 in statistics | Permalink
You're probably right (but I'm no lawyer). It would explain why stat services usually put clauses in their terms and conditions that restrict users from disseminating the data they provide. They fall back on contract law when IP law fails them.
Ken Dyck |
December 12, 2006 at 10:13 AM
German copyright law extends copy to so-called "databases", if "there was significant effort in acquiring, checking or presenting the content" (§76c UrhG). That might apply to statistics too.
(But US copyright law is probably a lot different than german law)
Florian Laws |
December 12, 2006 at 10:42 AM
Any idea if its possible to access data from Nationmaster.com or Statemaster.com for data mining and visualization purposes?
July 29, 2008 at 03:35 PM
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