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

Andrew Thule thulester at gmail.com
Wed Nov 14 11:28:41 MST 2012

Jerry, with respect to Copyright law 'derivative' work is permitted as fair
use.  This has been the problem with this whole thread, people are willing
to recognize the module as dervative work but refuse to believe the law
permits derivative work as 'legal'.  (I've posted the links to both US and
Canadian Copyright law so you can check yourself)

What reasonable discussion is there when people refuse to believe the Law?

Under the law, if a work qualifies as dervative work it is legal.

On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, jhphx wrote:

> 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.
> Jerry
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