I work on a website that is backed by a database with a lot of product information. Much of this information is user generated.
I would like to know if there are any copyright issues around crawling the web for more product information, given that the entries are simply facts.
A typical database entry might look like:
Some Toy name, Some manufacturer name, Release date
Is it possible that any site that has compiled this information (but made it freely available via their website) could claim that it was copyrighted by them? I understand that if the presentation of the data was the same they might claim copyright infringement, but the presentation of that data is unique to the app I am working on.