Re: There's a simple solution - fork Wikipedia
There are 1000s of pages like this on WP
What, other than the image is copyrightable? Seems to be exactly the same as the US phonebook case.
How about this of which there are 100,000s similar all ripped from zoology databases:
Or pages like this of which there are again 100,000s similar all of which are straight rips from geographic databases:
Then there are 100,000s of pages like this ripped from sporting almacks:
what is copyrightable here:
The fact is that out of its 5 million pages the number of pages that are actually susceptible to copyright are few and far between. Then there is all the stuff that is derived from the 1911 EB and the catholic encyclopedia and other public domain sources. What would make those page copyrightable now?