[mb-style] Later version vs. Derivative work

symphonick symphonick at gmail.com
Mon Jul 25 13:36:03 UTC 2011


On Mon, 25 Jul 2011 15:10:31 +0200, Frederic Da Vitoria  
<davitofrg at gmail.com> wrote:

> Maybe there are two "derivative works". I'd say there is a general
> abstract (in the OOP sense of the word) derivative work which would
> include anything which is different from the original work. And an
> actual (instanciated :-) ) derivative work. I believe these are
> completely different. When I hear "derivative work", I understand
> something which is quite different from the original, something which
> precisely would be too different from the original to be named "other
> version". Your Variations are a perfect example of this. I would call
> a transcription for piano of a violin concerto an "other version", not
> a "derivative work".
>

+1



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