Derivative Work

In United States copyright law, a derivative work is an expressive creation that includes major, copyright-protected elements of an original, previously created first work (the underlying work).

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Derivative Work - Example
... Since many films are based on novels or scripts they are classed as derivative works ... film's copyright has lapsed but the underlying work is still covered, the film cannot be freely distributed without the permission of the original author on whose work the film was ...
Transformativeness - L.H.O.O.Q.
... the Mona Lisa With a Moustache, is an example of a highly transformative work that accomplishes its transformative effect with what seems to be a minimum of added material ... has been described as the most famous derivative work in the world, perhaps because of its widespread use for pedagogic purposes ... Marcel Duchamp created the work by adding, among other things, a moustache, goatee, and the caption "L.H.O.O.Q." (meaning “she has a hot tail”) to Leonardo’s iconic work ...
Fan Art - Copyright - United States
... However, fan art using settings and characters from a previously created work could be considered a derivative work, which would place control of the copyright with the owner of that original work ... Display and distribution of fan art that would be considered a derivative work would be unlawful ... law allows for the production, display and distribution of derivative works if they fall under a fair use exemption, 17 U.S.C ...
Lewis Galoob Toys, Inc. V. Nintendo Of America, Inc.
... which established the rights of users to modify copyrighted works for their own use ... infringement, alleging that Game Genie made a derivative work, violating Nintendo's copyright in their video games ... movie thus the altered game content did not constitute the creation of a derivative work as Nintendo had argued ...
GNU General Public License - Linking and Derived Works - Libraries - Point of View: Linking Is Irrelevant
... the method of linking is mostly irrelevant to the question about whether a piece of software is a derivative work more important is the question about ... He states, "The primary indication of whether a new program is a derivative work is whether the source code of the original program was used, modified, translated or otherwise changed in any way ... If not, then I would argue that it is not a derivative work," and lists numerous other points regarding intent, bundling, and linkage mechanism ...

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