I recently stumbled across an answer to a question stating that certain content could not be copyrighted.
I wonder if this is also the case for collections of vocabs found online. Can they be copyrighted? Are they intellectual property?
Does it make a difference if the vocab list has a title?
If the original author of the vocabs gives me permission to use them in certain ways (licenses them and grants me certain rights), am I allowed to obtain them from the platform they uploaded them to (if the vocabs are publicly available there) or does the platform need to consent as well?
Edit: to clarify what kind of lists I'm talking about, here's their "format" (if it matters):
- A (quite short) title
- Sorted (not alphabetically, order chosen by copyright holder) vocab and translation + eventually annotations in vocab or translation
Random example by me (in the spirit of, but not one of the collections I'm talking about):
- Title: "Some Connectors for Argumentative Texts"
- Vocabs like: thereafter (english vocab) (causal) (annotation): demnach/demzufolge (german vocab) (wie "because of this") (annotation)