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Re: Question About GNU General Public License

From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: Question About GNU General Public License
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2004 17:19:12 -0500
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David Kastrup writes:
> But it is clearly a derivative (even a mechanical derivative) of a
> creative work, and so the copyright for the original creative work
> applies.

No.  If it contains no protected expression it can contain none of the
original author's protected expression and therefor no copyright applies.
John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, Wisconsin

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