Is inherited class a derivative work?

Rob Myers robmyers at
Wed Oct 24 12:54:19 UTC 2001

on 24/10/01 1:44 pm, Michael Beck at mbeck1 at wrote:

>I don't know, but if had a super-cool grid class,
>I certainly would like the copyright to protect me from anyone
>buying my grid, creating a subclass, and then marketing it against

Unless they distribute your code without negotiating a deal with you (which
is piracy), people will still need to buy your class in order to use the
oo-derived class. So this would drive sales of your work and increase your
profits rather than reduce them.

- Rob.

Rob Myers
"I never made a painting as a work of art.
 It's all research" - Picasso.

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