Re: [Rd] R datasets ownership(copyright) and license

From: Hadley Wickham <>
Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2012 17:36:30 -0500

> I would expect such rationality (factual data not being copyrightable) in
> the US, Canada, Europe and Australasia, so they're not likely an issue.  And
> I doubt any such country would try to impose their laws on someone living
> and working elsewhere.  In many parts of Asia, where I have lived and worked
> at least, copyright violation is rampant, and the perpetrators face no real
> consequences; at least none I could see.

My understanding is that rationality is not the case in Europe - see e.g.


Assistant Professor / Dobelman Family Junior Chair
Department of Statistics / Rice University

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