Is inherited class a derivative work?
cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Sun Oct 14 05:20:44 UTC 2001
David Johnson scripsit:
> A derivative work must contain at least portions of the original work.
I know what you mean, but that's poorly worded. Translations, for example,
don't contain any literal portion of the original, but are paradigm cases
of derivative works.
> Dependency alone does not constitute derivation.
Just so. A classic instance is the C Answer Book, which contains answers
to the problems in K&R. Although it absolutely depends on K&R for its
meaning, it is a completely independent work from the copyright standpoint.
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