[LINK] Timezone database suit dropped

Rick Welykochy rick at praxis.com.au
Fri Feb 24 05:48:18 AEDT 2012

Kim Holburn wrote:

> Astrolab realises it can't copyright historical facts:
> https://www.eff.org/press/releases/eff-wins-protection-time-zone-database
>> In a statement, Astrolabe said, "Astrolabe's lawsuit against Mr. Olson and Mr. Eggert


   "... was based on a flawed understanding of the law. We now recognize that historical
    facts are no one's property and, accordingly, are withdrawing our Complaint. "

How does the above statement in law sit with companies like Monsanto claiming
patent rights to existing DNA in plants. Such DNA is "histortical fact".


Rick Welykochy || Praxis Services

There is no reason that one's identity should be broadcast loud and clear in
cyberspace when such behaviour in meatspace would be completely unacceptable.

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