Let's say I have access to a... certain... database. I want to make it accessible to the general public, since I believe it would serve the public interest.
The content is non-creative - numeric public knowledge facts, so it wouldn't be protected under copyright law. It also doesn't contain personal data.
I know that some countries in the world protect databases with specific laws. This is the case in the European Union and the UK for example, but not on the US.
If I currently have this data stored on a computer within the US, can I license it under the Open Database License and release it to the public?
Would it make a difference if I'm not physically located in the US, or am not a US citizen?
Even if there are possible legal consequences for me, would the general public be able to legally use the database?