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Re: PJ lies about Terekhov--again

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: PJ lies about Terekhov--again
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 14:25:24 -0500
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Alexander Terekhov wrote:
Well, the High-on-Crack Court is of opinion that replacing OS bootloader
constitutes creation of a derivative work that needs permission from OS'
copyright owner because "[w]ithout a bootloader, Mac OS X would not
operate." Do you share that absurd 'legal' reasoning, dear Hyman?

The court referred to precedent in D&B v. Grace. Think of it
as a book - if someone takes a book and prepares a new one by
replacing some chapters of it with chapters of his own, is the
result a derivative work? This court decided yes. Whether or
not this is good is up for debate, but it is not wrong on its

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