On Mon, 16 Apr 2001, Greg Stein wrote:
> Not so paranoid.
> Generally, a copyright exists on something written by somebody, whether they
> declare it or not. And in the absence of a license which *gives* you rights,
> you have none with respect to that work.
> [ a copyright holds all rights. licenses relaxes specific rights. ]
Additionally, creating a work while heavily referencing another work can
technically cause your new work to be considered a derivative work. I
don't know how fine the boundary has been defined, but the argument has
been made that if you use the same algorithms or implement compatible
API's, a case can be made for calling it a derivative work. Yay IP law.
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:28 2006