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Newspaper Articles Not Copyrightable In Slovakia 86

Yenya writes "In Slovakia, newspaper articles can be freely aggregated and archived, and are not worth copyright protection. The district court in Bratislava, Slovakia, stated in the case between news publishing house Ecopress and a news monitoring company Storin, that while the news articles manifests traces of creativity, it is not enough to be considered worth protecting the authors rights (English translation)."
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Newspaper Articles Not Copyrightable In Slovakia

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  • Re:In Slovakia.... (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 10, 2012 @06:54AM (#38649104)

    You seem confused. The copyright of facts and the copyright of newspaper articles are two distinct things.

  • Re:Interesting (Score:4, Informative)

    by LordLimecat ( 1103839 ) on Tuesday January 10, 2012 @12:01PM (#38651726)

    When you say "illegal war", you mean "military activity not authorized authorized by congress?"

    Because heres the huge irony of all these bashing statements about "Bushe's War" being illegal getting +5 interesting: All of Bush's military activity was explicitly authorized [] by Congress, in one case by a landslide []. The huge irony here is that Obama voted "yea" for both.

    The same, unfortunately, cannot be said for Obama, despite his vocal opposition to non-authorized military activity-- Libya was not approved by Congress (though it was by the UN; I guess that trumps constitutionality requirements in Obama's book).

    To be clear, I am not against the intervention in Libya-- I can give Obama credit where credit is due; but there is some HUGE hypocrisy from a guy who stated
    "The president does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation."
    and even more so from those who ignore Libya and continue blithely attacking Bush. At least Obama had the good sense to shut up about Bush's "Kinetic Military Actions" being unconstitutional; yall should take a page out of his book.

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