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From Aahit <aah...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Derivative Works
Date Wed, 20 Feb 2013 11:50:15 GMT

The definition of a derivative work is a subject of much debate and it
varies by jurisdictions. All these complex definitions have already
addressed by the Berne Convention and WIPO Copyright Treaty.

Considering that you are a tech guy, Derivative work is:

1.      Alteration of the existing work – e.g. modifying the lines.

2.      Combining new work to the existing work – e.g. adding new code to
existing code.

Hence, in both the circumstances it will be considered as a derivative
work. See below for further explanations:

[image: Inline image 1]

I hope this help clarifying your doubts.


Aahit Gaba

In-House Counsel,

Lyra Infosystems Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore


On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 11:23 AM, Prashant Shah <pshah.mumbai@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> What classifies as Derivative work ? If there is a software 'X' under
> APL 2.0 distributed by Company 'C'. I download 'X' and make some fixes
> and still distribute it as 'X'. Does it become a Derivative Work ? If
> I make major modifications and distribute it as 'Y' under a different
> license does that make it a Derivate Work ?
> Regards.
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