Re: [ANE-2] ANE-2 Archives ?
- walter mattfeld wrote:
> I would like to know what Yahoo's policy is on the "archiving" of its lists.Though there is a limit of space, it seems to be huge. And, judging from the
> Is there a "limit" on the archival space ? If the list should fold (heaven
> forbid!) is its archive erased or preserved ?
way that Yahoo has preserved such XTalk sponsored seminars with Dom Crossan and
Jimmy Dunn, it seems that as long as someone maintains a list, its archives
Jeffrey B. Gibson, D.Phil. (Oxon)
1500 W. Pratt Blvd.
- "As for the ANE archive, I've downloaded the entire archive and hope to put this online"
It would seem clear that OI does not have a copyright in the individual postings, because it is not their author, nor have the respective authors assigned their rights to OI. OI might claim a copyright in the compilation of the postings, but this alleged compilation consists of every posting made during the relevant time period, in the order of posting. Hence there is little or no selection or arrangement involved in the compilation, and it would therefore appear to be on a par with the unoriginal compilation of all telephone numbers arranged in alphabetical order of subscriber names that the Supreme Court considered in the Feist case and held unprotected against copying.
Even if there were (there isn't!) a copyright in these archives, you might argue that your use is a privileged 'fair use,' because it is scholarly, non-profit, and 'transformative' in that it provides a useful function to ANE-2 users that was otherwise unavailable. (This argument would be strengthened if the ANE and ANE-2 databases were combined so that a search engine could search both at one time, or if some other new functionality were made available that users would not otherwise enjoy. If ANE makes the archive unavailable, that too would fit into this concept.)
THIS IS NOT A FORMAL LEGAL OPINION AND YOU SHOULD NOT ACT IN RELIANCE UPON IT, AS SUCH.
Richard H. Stern