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Re: Licensing question about the BSD

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Licensing question about the BSD
Date: Fri, 05 Aug 2005 19:24:08 +0200

Bruce Lewis wrote:
> Alexander Terekhov <> writes:
> > It applies the entire inseparable derivative work. Stop confusing
> > derivative works with non-derivative compilations where each
> > constituent work can be under its own license.
> You'll have to lobby congress to change "compilation or derivative work"
> to just "compilation" in Title 17 chapter 1 section 103(b).  Until then
> I will remain "confused".

You must be reading something that isn't there. The "independent"
status of the new copyright with respect to preexisting copyright(s) 
in the sense that it "does not affect or enlarge the scope, duration, 
ownership, or subsistence of, any copyright protection in the 
preexisting material" is the same in both cases. 


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