NSW Premier on open access to timetables

copyright, originality, transit sydney Image from Trainview. Last week I wrote that RailCorp had threatened the makers of an iPhone app that shows public transit timetables with copyright infringement. Asher Moses reported on Monday that NSW Premier Nathan Rees has "indicated he would override RailCorp's decision and force the bureaucracy to meet the mobile software[…]

Originality and Transit Sydney: Australia’s low standard of originality claims another victim

copyright, originality, transit sydney, fair use, icetv, dms v telstra, subsistence Asher Moses is reporting today that RailCorp have threatened to sue the developer of Transit Sydney for infringing copyright in their public transport timetables. Transit Sydney is an iPhone app, sold through the store for $2.49 ('just to cover costs'). It provides a display[…]