Wed, 03 Mar 2004 17:35:33 GMT

Hands Off! That Fact Is Mine. Congress is considering a bill that would allow companies to copyright databases and other sets of information. Critics say the bill would circumvent the core of copyright law, which says no one can own a fact. By Kim Zetter. [Wired News] [A blog doesn't need a clever name]


it is unclear to me that they own the fact, which could be reproduced outside of the media… what they own is the fact that held in the media. sort of like a secret, you own it if you don't tell anyone, but if you tell then you can't control it or own it.