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From "Lawrence Rosen" <lro...@rosenlaw.com>
Subject RE: Comments on GPLv3
Date Tue, 12 Jun 2007 01:01:30 GMT
Martin van den Berndt wrote:
> Aggregation != collective work afaik (although I still need to study the
> license in detail)..

In what ways do you think they are different? To some extent you are right,
because one can aggregate in a non-copyrightable way such as by simple
alphabetizing or by arranging a collection in chronological order. (The
phone book is a classic example.) There isn't enough expressive content in
such simple collections to turn the aggregation itself into a collective
work for copyright purposes. But other than for that technical reason, I
don't understand why you think that GPLv3's term "aggregation" isn't what
copyright law refers to as a "collective work."

/Larry




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