[Freebase-discuss] Trading Symbols in Freebase, Suggest, Topic Blocks
raymond.yee at gmail.com
Wed Jun 2 16:01:36 UTC 2010
Do you have the scoop on whether DUNS # are encumbered? They are
certainly distributed publicly by the US federal government, for
example, on recovery.gov:
If the Feds can send the stuff around (and there's no mention of
encumbrances on DUNS # at http://www.recovery.gov/Pages/copyright.aspx),
can we upload that data to Freebase?
On 6/2/10 11:51 AM, Reilly Hayes wrote:
> Stocks and bonds in the U.S. are identified by CUSIP, which is the property of S&P. The exchanges have no stake in this. ISIN, which is the international identifier, is based on CUSIP for U.S. securities. It is likewise encumbered.
> I believe S&P defends the licensing scheme via copyright. I assume their rationale is similar to that for the Westlaw case law numbering scheme, but I don't know.
> On Jun 1, 2010, at 2:27 PM, Kurt Bollacker wrote:
>> How is it encumbered? By copyright? contract? trademark? patent? I'd
>> be very interested in hearing the argument (other than legal bullying)
>> for names of things not being in the public domain.
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