subclassing and derivative works

Alex Rousskov rousskov at
Thu Nov 4 16:09:26 UTC 2004

On Thu, 2004/11/04 (MST), <donnalcwalter at> wrote:

> 1. Under these circumstances, does the "subclassing" requirement of
> Dfw mean that PP is a derivative of Dfw in a stronger sense than
> "merely linking"? (Or is subclassing in this situation the same as
> linking: no stronger, no weaker?)

For object-oriented languages I use, there is no serious technical  
difference between "linking" and "subclassing". The latter is simply a  
"better" way to do the former. I do not know whether lack of technical  
differences is translated into lack of legal differences.


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