In Sync

Evan Prodromou evan at
Wed May 26 16:47:36 EDT 2004

>>>>> "GOB" == Glenn Otis Brown <glenn at> writes:

    >> If she gives this movie away for free saying it also syncs with
    >> "The Wall", is that copyright infringement?

    GOB> no

That's very interesting! As a copyright amateur, I would have probably
said that the movie was a derivative work of the song "The Wall"
(although perhaps "The Wall" wasn't the best choice of an example
here, since it's a song, an album, _and_ a movie).

Another example might be writing lyrics for an instrumental piece of
music, or alternate lyrics for an existing song. I'd say that was
derivative work; it seems I'm probably wrong.


Evan Prodromou <evan at>
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