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Old 05-24-2010, 04:13 PM   #46
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Originally Posted by mdmorrissey View Post
Actually all dictionaries, most anyway, should be public domain since the actual information in them hardly varies.
Do you mean "should" as in "it would be beneficial if they were" or "they are likely to be"? Because compiling dictionaries is a lot of work, and most contemporary dictionaries are certainly not in the public domain.

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Furthermore, as in most other areas these days, there is so much freely available info on the internet
Yes, yes there is. But then again, this is something where I'd be glad to pay a little penny for some quality material. YMMV.

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that trying to copyright basic knowledge such as definitions, etymologies and translations of individual words seems not only antiquated but even immoral.
Immoral? You don't say.
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