The Copyright Act preempts the GPL

Alexander Terekhov TEREKHOV at
Mon Feb 9 17:53:20 UTC 2004

John Cowan wrote:
> Questionless.  But machines don't compile code, people use 
> machines to compile code.  Similarly, you can use the GIMP 
> to colorize a photograph (thus creating a derivative work), 

Absent some additional "creative input" (e.g. selection of
color) from human being, I wouldn't consider it a derivative
work. I don't think that my screen saver which does pretty
funny transformations of screen pictures creates any 
derivative works. (work-for-hire? slavery? oh-my-god! ;-) )


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