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Old 05-03-2010, 10:41 PM
Frank Lin PIAT
 
Default Bug#579675: ITP: goban -- Goban screensaver / copyright issue

On Thu, 2010-04-29 at 22:36 +0400, Al Nikolov wrote:
>
> * Package name : goban
> * URL : http://draves.org/goban/
> * License : GPL

>From what I understood, the package contains a copy of some games that
were recorded during some tournaments.

The records are retrieved from [1], but the website mention:
The databases on this site are a service to the Go Community:"The
databases have been compiled by Jan van Rongen and are his
copyright. They can be distributed freely, as long as this
copyright statement is distributed with them. The databases
shall not be made part of any [non] commercially available
database collection of games of go without the written
permission of Jan van Rongen."

1. Do you think Jan van Rongen actually owns some copyright on
those files (I am not sure if he played any of those games)

2. If Jan van Rongen owns some copyright, I am afraid the games
are non-free (are they).

> Description : Goban screensaver
>
> Replays historical games of go (aka wei-chi and baduk) on the screen.

Regards,

Franklin

[1] http://www.xs4all.nl/~rongen17/


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Old 05-04-2010, 06:43 PM
Tollef Fog Heen
 
Default Bug#579675: ITP: goban -- Goban screensaver / copyright issue

]] Frank Lin PIAT

| The records are retrieved from [1], but the website mention:
| The databases on this site are a service to the Go Community:"The
| databases have been compiled by Jan van Rongen and are his
| copyright. They can be distributed freely, as long as this
| copyright statement is distributed with them. The databases
| shall not be made part of any [non] commercially available
| database collection of games of go without the written
| permission of Jan van Rongen."
|
| 1. Do you think Jan van Rongen actually owns some copyright on
| those files (I am not sure if he played any of those games)

That's probably not relevant. Even if they're not copyrightable by
themselves, there are database rights to be taken into consideration.

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