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From Justin Erenkrantz <jus...@erenkrantz.com>
Subject Re: Licence required in javadoc output?
Date Thu, 20 Jan 2005 20:16:20 GMT
--On Friday, January 21, 2005 7:01 AM +1100 Glen Stampoultzis 
<gstamp@iinet.net.au> wrote:

> Could you explain what a compilation copyright is?

AIUI, the ASF has the copyright on the collective work as we distribute it 
(i.e. compilation/release).  However, we don't necessarily hold the 
copyright of the individual files themselves.

The analogy we've received from Robyn and Jason is an edited book of 
collected works by a variety of authors.  The 'editor' holds the copyright 
on the entire book, but the original authors retain copyright over their 
stories.  Infringement against a specific work within the collection (i.e. 
one story) must be contested by the original author not the editor. 
However, infringement against the entire collected work can be contested by 
the editor.  -- justin

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