[sword-devel] John Gill

Paul Gear sword-devel@crosswire.org
Wed, 05 Jul 2000 18:01:40 +1000

Chris Little wrote:
> See the US Copyright Office circular entitled "Copyright Registration for
> Derivative Works" (http://www.loc.gov/copyright/circs/circ14.pdf) for the
> rules on "derivative works".  My favorite passage of the circular is: "To be
> copyrightable, a derivative work must be different enough from the original
> to be regarded as a ?new work? or must contain a substantial amount of new
> material. Making minor changes or additions of little substance to a
> preexisting work will not qualify the work as a new version for copyright
> purposes. The new material must be original and copyright-able in itself.
> Titles, short phrases, and format, for example, are not copyrightable."  In
> other words, roman to arabic, corrections, & formatting aren't even
> copyrightable.

Ah, but i think you'll find that inserting the correct Strongs numbers
or Greek morph codes into a KJV would be enough to constitute this (at
least for the courts).

"He must become greater; i must become less." - John 3:30