[cc-community] Can you "wrap" a By-ND work?

Greg London email at greglondon.com
Thu Sep 4 20:10:20 EDT 2008

If someone had a CC-ND work that was pure text,

    "See spot run"

you probably wouldn't be concerned if you included
it on a website with stuff above and below it:

    Here's a cool poem I found:

    "See spot run"

    Kind of neat, eh?

i.e. that shouldn't be considered a derivative.

I would think that if the original video is clearly
demarked at it's beginning and end, and you put your
stuff clearly before or after those demarcations,
then it wouldn't be a derivative.

I have slightly different views on copyright, though,
so the law may not line up with my opinion.


> Hi all,
> Quick question (I hope):
> It's been established that you can transcode a By-ND video from one
> format to another. Presumably, you can include it in collections of
> videos.
> What if it is included *entire* inside of a "wrapper". IOW, if you add,
> say, a title card at the beginning and end with the logo for the video's
> host, an introduction (either a title-card or a person doing the
> introduction), and any attribution data.
> I think that *might* fall into the realm of "fair use" or "collection",
> but I thought I'd ask for an opinion.
> Be aware, I'm not attempting to alter the video by juxtaposition or
> anything -- I just want to include it in a series of other videos, and
> want to give it a uniform "wrap".
> A related question is whether it can be included along with a series of
> other videos in a longer presentation (I'm guessing that is also a
> "collection", even if the videos are technically one video stream?)
> Cheers,
> Terry
> --
> Terry Hancock (hancock at AnansiSpaceworks.com)
> Anansi Spaceworks http://www.AnansiSpaceworks.com
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