>If there were no value in the selection process, then you might just as >well run off hundreds of grids from a public domain program and put >those into your public database. If there is value in the selection >process, then the results of that selection can probably be copyright.
I didn't find this aspect of "value" mentioned in any copyright law. How would you disprove it , when e.g. someone says randomn numbers are of value for him and some were more valuable than others ?