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Re: Licensing question about the BSD

From: Bruce Lewis
Subject: Re: Licensing question about the BSD
Date: 05 Aug 2005 15:01:20 -0400
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Alexander Terekhov <> writes:

> 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. 

All I'm reading is that in both cases a new copyright exists,
contrary to your statement:

> A non-derivative compilation (i.e. "not based" in the 
> derivative sense under copyright law on some other compilation) have 
> its own its own copyright statements, not derivative works.

I think I'm getting past the "expose fallacies for the benefit of
newcomers" stage and getting into a "feeding the troll" stage.  You
won't read much more of me in this thread.

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