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Re: DLL Copyright

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: DLL Copyright
Date: Tue, 16 May 2006 15:10:51 +0200

Jacob JKW wrote:
> > DLL copyright: author #1, author #2.
> So in other words, the copyright on the DLL should read: (C) 200X
> Auth#1, 200Y Auth#2?


> > app copyright: author #2 (assuming that app doesn't contain any protected
> > expression from source code to an executable by author #1).
> >
> > bundle copyright (on a compilation work under copyright law): author #2
> > (let's put aside originality hurdle).
> I probably could have stood to have been slightly more specific,
> Although the app links dynamically to the DLL, the app itself is
> largely just an interface to the object wrappers (also created by
> author #2) in the library.
> Example: Calculator (say) app written by author #1. Author #2 scraps
> author #1's interface, adds a few minor features, creates object
> wrappers, coverts the app into a DLL, and builds a new interface that
> links to the library at run time.
> To me it doesn't seems 100% kosher for author #1 to lose the copyright
> on the bundled app as the application engine is his work.

Author #1 doesn't lose the copyright on his work. A bundle is a new 
work. Here's an example.

"The Software is a collective work of Novell."


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