Derivative works and international copyright
sujita at mimos.my
Tue Apr 8 09:38:33 UTC 2003
I'm a little confused on this issue, would appreciate list members'
Assumption : The issue of whether linking to a library constitutes a
derivative work or not depends on a court ruling it to be so, which has
not happened yet.
(please correct me if I'm wrong)
Question : If a court in country A decides that linking is indeed
creating a derivative work, can a court in country B decide the
opposite? If both countries are signatories of the Berne Convention,
should country B automatically accept country A's definition of
copyrighted work? If not, and if a court in country B decides the
opposite, can authors in country A protect their copyright (linking of
libraries = derivative work) in country B?
Research Engineer, Open Source Development, MIMOS Berhad, Malaysia.
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