Am I breaking copyright if use the Billboard Hot 100 chart on my own website but in a different format and adding data, I created, to it.
On the website I am displaying this modified chart and letting users interact with it. The interaction is a form of gamification.
I have read this article which says:
Charts, graphs, and tables are not subject to copyright protection because they do not meet the first requirement for copyright protection, that is, they are not “original works of authorship,” under the definitions in the Act.
The state of law seems really muddy on this topic and I would be grateful for some clarification.
Further clarification - what I am using is:
- The list of songs for that week's billboard chart. So only the names of the songs, without particular ordering.
- The facts whether the song has risen or fallen compared to the previous week.