[sword-devel] Re: Copyright and STRONGS

Jerry Hastings sword-devel@crosswire.org
Mon, 10 Jul 2000 17:21:27 -0700

That is very sad. They could at least be accurate about what is clearly 
copyright by others, and what they are claiming is theirs. It sounds like 
they are claiming a copyright on the compilation as a whole. But I don't 
know what they are thinking.


>That depends on how you look at it. I was told by ICR when discussing
>licensing with them that "everything on that disc" was copyrighted by the
>OLB. This would presumably include the PD works by Ernie etc. But it is
>possible that was simply an overstatement (and given that the NAS and NIV
>etc are on there, that would be obvious). Their contract specifically states
>that if one uses over 50% of the same material that is on the OLB, then the
>royalty is jacked up to 50% automatically, just for being a similar product,
>even though all that material is public domain and anyone ought to be able
>to use it. Competition is a serious concern of theirs, I think.