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HR 3261: Database and Collections of Information Misappropriation Act [Jan. 28th, 2004|09:06 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
In stupid law news, HR 3261, the "Database and Collections of Information Misappropriation Act", approved Jan 21st by the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, allows databases to be copyrighted, even if they're just collections of otherwise-available facts, quotes, etc.

So, uh, better not crawl LiveJournal for data.... that's now illegal.

*rolls eyes*
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[User Picture]From: deveiant
2004-01-29 09:06 am (UTC)
I wonder if it's a reaction to this: http://www.techlawjournal.com/topstories/2003/20031125.asp

Is it just me, or is there a disturbing trend nowadays for companies to go buy a congressman if they lose out in the courts?

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