Transferring information

From: Thomas Goodey (
Date: Tue Aug 04 2009 - 01:00:38 UTC

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    On 4 Aug 2009 at 6:56, Robert Holdsworth wrote:
    > ... we are not supposed to post info from that site [Space-Track] in here owing to
    > restrictions. However I think it can safely be said... 
    Who said that? Of course you can publish any information you like, anywhere, no 
    matter where you get it from. You cannot directly copy the mode of expression 
    of copyrighted information, of course, but the information itself is not 
    protected by copyright. In other words, if it is a fact (or even a mistaken 
    fact) that satellite X is on an orbit specified by the numbers A, B, and C, you 
    can freely publish that fact (or mistake) anywhere you choose, expressed in 
    your own words.
    Thomas Goodey
    Theories, theories, myriads upon myriads of
    them, streamed over me like wind-borne leaves,
    like the contents of some titanic paper-factory
    flung aloft by the storm, like dust-clouds in 
    the hurricane advance of the mind.
    ---- Olaf Stapledon, 'Last Men in London'
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