[sword-devel] DSS (Biblical Dead Sea Scrolls based upon DJD translations)

jhphx jhphx at cox.net
Tue Nov 13 16:43:23 MST 2012

On 11/13/2012 11:40 AM, Andrew Thule wrote:
> "A work consisting of editorial revisions, annotations, elaborations, 
> or other modifications, which, as a whole, represent an original work 
> of authorship, is a “derivative work” which is clearly the case here. 
> This module contains annotations, elaborations, and other 
> modifications and is clearly not the same as Oxford University Press' 
> 39 volume published works "Discoveries in the Judean Desert" so 
> automatically qualifies as derivative work by definition. However, 
> people would rather argue than read law and case law.

I don't recall anyone suggesting that the problem was that your work was 
not derivative. No, just the opposite. There is a problem even if it is 
derivative. You can copy something or a portion of something without 
modifying it. That would be a non-derivative copy. Or, you can copy 
something, or a portion of something and modify it. That would be a 
derivative copy. Either way it is a copy as in copyright.

Works under copyright are protected from having derivative works made of 
them, unless it is a case covered by an exemption to copyright, such as 
fair use, but not all derivatives are fair use.


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