[cc-community] public performance and GPL
zotz at 100jamz.com
Fri Jan 13 13:29:32 EST 2012
On Friday 13 January 2012 12:55:38 Alan Cox wrote:
> > > But the collection isn't a derivative and so shouldn't be under the
> > > copyleft.
> > I disagree. Who says so? Just because the FSF folks have determined that
> > being a derivative is the proper demarcation of what should and should
> > not be affected by copyleft with respect to code, that does not mean
> > that "derivative" is the proper demarcation for all fields.
> The FSF didn't determine this. Copyright law determines this.
This statement is incorrect in this context. Copyright law prevents making
copies. We can use copyright law to restrict making copies except in certain
The FSF determined that for code, making exact copies was unrestricted as long
as the license on the exact copies was passed along. They decided what
modified copies could also be made if the same license was used.
> > Then let those who want to use BY-SA works in collections without all
> > parts being Free push the lawmakers to change the law so that collections
> > do not get copyright protection "as collections" so that they can do what
> > they want.
> Copyright law is already bounded by derivative work boundaries. They
> don't need to change the law. Amazon can ship you two books by rival
> authors in the same box and the authors can do nothing about it.
Please Alan, the box does not get copyright protection.
*** PLEASE NOTE *** I am only speaking of those certain boxes that do get
copyright protection in law. We can disallow the making of copies for
inclusion into copyright protected boxes and allow the making of copies for
inclusion in boxes that do not get copyright protection.
If not, please explain why not.
all the best,
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