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Re: Question About GNU General Public License

From: Isaac
Subject: Re: Question About GNU General Public License
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2004 21:20:14 -0500
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On Tue, 13 Jul 2004 15:17:14 +0200, Alexander Terekhov <> wrote:
> Isaac wrote:
> [...]
>> Cases like Sega and Connectix which I believe have been mentioned already in
>> this thread support the argument that linking to a library does not
>> necessarily create a derivative work based on the library.
>> Cases like the Teddy Ruxpin case involving third party tapes for a
>> talking moving bear and Duke Nukem involving third party game levels
>> for a video game support the opposite contention.  In those case the
>> court found that the third party infringed despite the fact that
>> none of the original work appeared in the derivative works.
> Do you have access to 
> "Christian H. Nadan, Note, A Proposal to Recognize Component 
>  Works:  How a Teddy Bears on the Competing Ends of Copyright 
>  Law, 78 Cal.L.Rev."   

No I don't.  Is that a proposal to put the making of derivative works
outside of the exclusive rights reserved to copyright holders?


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