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Re: OPES and XSLT
- From: John Cowan <email@example.com>
- To: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2001 11:05:05 -0400
Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> Contract law is the emerging governing force. My guess is that as has been
> said in the past, one has to assert all claims prior to publication.
That is a patent-law rule, and irrelevant to copyrighted material.
> means stating explicitly what other systems can do with your copyrighted
Because if you don't, they cannot copy, distribute, modify, publicly
display, or publicly perform the work, except according to legal
provisions for fair use/fair dealing.
> The real problem is enforcement which must start at the
> the source to ensure any subsequent party is subject to the contract.
No contract is required.
Don Park wrote:
> 1. who owns the copyright on transformed data? At what threshold does
> butchering stops and originality starts?
Transformed data is a paradigm case of a derivative work. Assuming
the original is subject to copyright at all (which it may not be),
the right to transform belongs to the original creator unless
delegated or sold.
> 2. is the legal protection at the consuming end or at producing end?
I'm not sure what this means. Are you asking which *law* applies,
or who is it that has the right to sue? If the latter, the producer.
> 3. what about transforming or modifying common parts of copyrighted material
> like HTML during transit ? Is it illegal to inject popups at routers?
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