databases

Europe's Database Right: A scary concept

By libertyc
February 13, 2013 // 6 Comments

Techdirt has a write-up on something I had never heard of–a special copyright introduced in 1996 which protects the contents of databases, even if all the works they list are public domain. The case Techdirt profiles involves a company which wanted to obtain some government records from the [...]

Interactive Visualization: The Growth of Newspapers Across the U.S. 1690-2011

By libertyc
July 29, 2011 // 0 Comments

From Stanford University’s Rural West Initiative: This visualization plots over 140,000 newspapers published over three centuries in the United States. The data comes from the Library of Congress’ “Chronicling America” project, which maintains a regularly updated directory [...]

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