[Rd] R datasets ownership(copyright) and license

Hadley Wickham hadley at rice.edu
Thu Apr 5 15:08:59 CEST 2012

> And you need not look so far afield for that particular lack of rationality. In the US, databases are covered by the Database and Collections of Information Misappropriation Act of 2003 (http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/108/hr3261) which says almost exactly the same thing; that a database that took a lot of time and effort to collate is protected against reproduction 'in commerce' without authorisation.

That bill died: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/108/hr3261


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Department of Statistics / Rice University

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