] I think there is some substance to the sweat of the brow
] argument, but the devil is in the details.
] But of course, thats not going to happen, because thats not
] really what these people are interested in.
In the same way that Metallica is concerned with the album format, this is all about protecting the ability to control the presentation of collections of facts. People get upset when they see someone else remixing their facts to paint a picture they did not themselves intend to present.
There seems to be this perception present in certain people, that when your work is remixed, something is destroyed in the process.
It can be seen as information control jealousy, but that leaves out much. There is massive value present in collections of disparate facts based on some yet non-existant measure of how hard it was to collect the facts and their scarcity.
RE: Wired News: Hands Off! That Fact Is Mine