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Re: More GPL questions

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: More GPL questions
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 18:56:56 +0200

David Kastrup wrote:
> I have here a secondary literary work covering "Ulysses", consisting
> pretty much exclusively of annotations.  

Uh moron dak.

... copyright law requires that a derivative work incorporate protectable 
elements of a copyrighted work. See Country Kids 'N City Slicks', Inc. v. 
Sheen, 77 F.3d 1280, 1284 (l0th Cir. 1996) (plaintiff must show that 
defendants "copied" protectable elements of the copyrighted work), citing 
Gates Rubber Co. v. Bando Chem. Indus., Ltd., 9 F.3d 823, 831 (l0th Cir. 
1993) (there must be "copying by the defendant of protected components of 
the copyrighted material"). See also H .R. Conf. Rep. No. 94-1476, at 62, 
reprinted in 1976 U.S.C.C.A.N. 5659,5675 ("the infringing [derivative] 
work must incorporate a portion of the copyrighted work in some form "); 
Madrid v. Chronicle Books, 209 F. Supp. 2d 1227,1235, n.4 (D, Wyo. 2002), 
citing with approval Alcatel USA, Inc. v. DGI Technologies, Inc., 166 
F.3d 771,787, n.55 ("infringing [derivative] work must incorporate a 
sufficient portion of the pre-existing work"); Vault Corp. v, Quaid 
Software Ltd., 847 F.2d 255, 267 (5th Cir. 1988) (infringing derivative 
work must incorporate portion of copyrighted work); Litchfield v. 
Spielberg, 736 F.2d 1352, 1357 (9th Cir. 1984).


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