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Re: Bye - Bye , open source derivative works litigation

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Bye - Bye , open source derivative works litigation
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 00:17:04 +0100

Hyman Rosen wrote:
> On 2/10/2010 5:48 PM, Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> > LMAO! Don't you think that the GPL is not the state and as such it just
> > can't grant any copyright irrespective of jointness under 17 USC 101
> In the case of a GPLed work . . .

One *SINGLE* (consisting of a separate unique whole) project is not a
joint work although it produces a (single) (combined) "larger

"If the program dynamically links plug-ins, and they make function calls
to each other and share data structures, we believe they form a single
program, which must be treated as an extension of both the main program
and the plug-ins. "

"But if the semantics of the communication are intimate enough,
exchanging complex internal data structures, that too could be a basis
to consider the two parts as combined into a larger program. "

(The static linking "whole" aside for a moment, that is.)

Please elaborate, Hyman.



P.S. "It is just like a suit to enforce a copyright license, which
arises under state law rather than under the Copyright Act. "

Hyman's lovin'

P.P.S. "the registered work is a compilation"

Hyman's lovin'

(GNG is a derecursive recursive derecursion which pwns GNU since it can 
be infinitely looped as GNGNGNGNG...NGNGNG... and can be said backwards 
too, whereas GNU cannot.)

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