[freeciv-data] Re: [Freeciv-Dev] Re: Cevo2 -still copyrighted pics in th
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On Wed, May 22, 2002 at 08:31:50AM +0200, Per I Mathisen wrote:
> On Wed, 22 May 2002, Reinier Post wrote:
> > > I haven't looked at it, but I do _not_ agree that "different enough" is
> > > OK. If a copyrighted work by Microprose was used as the original, it is
> > > not OK, no matter how much extra pixels you add to it.
> > Copyright law speaks of "derivative work" after all.
> > (Dutch copyright law does so in Dutch. I'm sure all countries
> > subscribed to the Berne convention use similar terms.)
> IANAL but AFAIK the copyright holder has the sole right to make derivative
No, that's not right. Copyright law does not obstruct the making of
anything, only the copying. The copyright holder must give his
permission for the copying of derivative works.
What exactly a derivative work constitutes is anybody's guess.