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Re: Bye - Bye , open source derivative works litigation

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: Bye - Bye , open source derivative works litigation
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 17:51:45 -0500
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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

Joint authorship exists only when all authors intend
that it should.
    A “joint work” is a work prepared by two or more authors
    with the intention that their contributions be merged into
    inseparable or interdependent parts of a unitary whole.

In the case of a GPLed work, all authors are releasing their
work under a specific license. If those authors intended to
create a joint work, the license would say so. But it does not.

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