Re: Sole-source or sole-provider Internet databases: intellectual property or anti-trust issue?
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on August 30, 1999 at 03:40:08:
In Reply to: Sole-source or sole-provider Internet databases: intellectual property or anti-trust issue? posted by Frank Black on August 28, 1999 at 13:38:34:
: How important is the sole-source distinction between Internet database owners with real competition and database owners who have effective sole-source distribution of a kind of information? Have the courts made *any* distinction regarding public or for-profit re-use of sole-source information? Is this a copyright or anti-trust issue? In other words, has any sole-source Internet company or non-profit had claims of copyright violations rejected based on anti-trust codes, or is this not possible?
: I've been searching for days for this information, and all I've got so far is an HR passed in March that hasn't been advanced by the Senate. It addresses the sole-source issue in very vague language, and it seems as though this legislation would leave the sole-source issue essentially in the hands of common law rulings.
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