[cc-licenses] Regarding SA and "strong copyleft" question
peter.brink at brinkdata.se
Fri Mar 2 08:42:34 EST 2007
drew Roberts skrev:
> On Friday 02 March 2007 05:15 am, Antoine wrote:
>>> So, the BY-SA decided not to apply to collective works but the GPL
>>> decided to
>>> apply to collective works. ??? Is that right?
>> "Collective works" and "collections" are not the same thing.
>> A collective work is a single cohesive work that has been worked on by
>> several people. A collection of works is, well... a collection.
>> As Rob I think the GPL's "mere aggregation" is equivalent to the
>> CC-by-sa's "collections".
> Well, can a collective work get a copyright on the collective work? Can a
> collection of works get a copyright that covers the collection?
When several people co-operates and together creates a work _and_ there
is no way of telling who's done what, i.e. one cannot separate the
team-members contributions from each other, then those people get a
joint copyright to the collective work.
When someone collects several otherwise independent works, the collector
may, as long as his selection is original, get a copyright to his
_selection_. NB! This copyright does not extent to the selected works!
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