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Engineer

Hi,

Is it OK to use a publically freely available content on a website to be shown on a mobile device application? That mobile device application can be free, paid, or with support of advertisement.

The copyright information of the website with content is being used did not mention anything about this usually.

Aot of sites show the same content.

For example, football scores. Is it OK to use football scores from many websites and show them in a mobile application and charge for it?

Thanks

Dwij


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Advocate

No. One cannot use the contents freely available on a website to give information to the public at large without the permission by the owner of website. The free availibility is only for personal use of the person using the website. For publishing the same, one has to get permission. Otherwise it amounts to infringement.


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Advocate

I do agree with my friend Suchitra. Freely available do not mean free to infringe the copyright. The website content are copyrightable like any literary works from the time they are posted on the website and you cannot reproduce it, copy it, download it without the permission of the owner. Your unauthorised use may violate the copyright. 

 
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Engineer

Thanks,


But things like score of a football match. Is this thing also copywrightable? I agree about the content being the property of the website owner but reading scores it and then restating it, is it not legal?

These things are publicly available on web sites across the internet, on radio, TVs, NEWS, do they all get permission from the ones organising the match?

Please give it a thought. Thank you.

 

Dwij

 
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I FEEL THE SAME DOES NOT AMOUNTS TO VIOLATION OF COPYRIGHT AS THE SAME AMOUNTS TO CURRENT EVENT AND AMENABLE TO BE INTERPRETED UNDER S.52 OF INDIAN COPYRIGHT ACT, 1957 WHICH LIST OUT CERTAIN EXCEPTIONS WHERE IN aCTS DOES NOT AMOUNTS TO VIOLATION OF COPYRIGHT.  FIND THE RELAVANT SECTION AS UNDER:-

52.Certain acts not to infringement of:- (1) The following acts shall not constitute an infringement of copyright, namely : ---

(b) a fair dealing with a literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work for the purpose of reporting current events ---

( i ) in a newspaper, magazine or similar periodical, or

( ii ) by radio-diffusion or in a cinematograph film or by means of photographs;

ITS A MATTER OF PROPER INTERPRETATION THATS THE REASON, WHY MANY WEBSITES, TV ETC SHOW CONCURRENTLY

NO BODY CAN HAVE COPYRIGHT OVER CURRENT EVENTS, ONLY THING IS ONE CAN HAVE COPYRIGHT OVER THE UNIQUE MANNER IN WHICH YOU HAVE PUBLISHED AS AN ARTICLE, USING ONE'S SWEAT OF MIND.

 


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Advocate

Sir, I do agree with concurrent transmissions which cannot be protected under copyright. But Dwij is asking about copying the info from a free website and then giving updates on mobile sets. It is not concurrent broadcasting. He can do so by other means to know the football scores like hearing it in a radio or by watching TV.. But he is particularly asking about taking scores from a website because it is easy for him to transmit the same to mobile sets. I May be wrong in interpretation. Pl enlighten me if I am wrong. I dont think free information available on website can be used to make profit by anybody. Where is sweat of mind in this case? :)

 
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Engineer

Actually I am not using any one particular website, there are many that I surf and then provide the data.

For the football event, I can get the data from any website, that is freely providing this, that does not have any right over the content either as it is a current event so why can't I sell it?

My users are free not to purchase my application if they feel like.

-Dwij

 
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Engineer

Also, the content is taken and then re-entered in my own way for the application to read properly, so i am not at all using anything unique to them that website is hosting the content.

 
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Advocate/IP Attorney

Hi Dwij,

If you are picking the data randomly from websites that do not say anything about copyright, that thatz okay.

While you are going to start a service, which is likely for public use, and you are charge your customers for using the service, how do you prove that the information available through your service is authentic and if there are any discrepancies, your customers can make you liable for the same!

I definitely believe that you need to follow stipulations before creating such a service and such stipulations will include all the things we discussed below.

Cheers!

 

 

 

 
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Advocate

@ Raghavendra Sir,


Pl let me know why one has to refer to different sites just to report football scores updates? Is it not enough that the person use a site in which info is freely available? It is just a proceess of applying a software to convert the info and deliver to mobile sets.  I dont see any need of application of mind to give footall score updates.

 
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