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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Transformativeness - L.H.O.O.Q.
... 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 ...
Derivative Work - Example
... Since many films are based on novels or scripts they are classed as derivative works ... where the 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 ...
Fan Art - Copyright - United States
... 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 ... Display and distribution of fan art that would be considered a derivative work would be unlawful ... American copyright 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.
... of Appeals, 1992) was a court case which established the rights of users to modify copyrighted works for their own use ... alleging that Game Genie made a derivative work, violating Nintendo's copyright in their video games ... a purchased 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
... of linking is mostly irrelevant to the question about whether a piece of software is a derivative work more important is the question about whether the software was ... 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 ... If not, then I would argue that it is not a derivative work," and lists numerous other points regarding intent, bundling, and linkage mechanism ...

Famous quotes containing the words work and/or derivative:

    Because I have work to care about, it is possible that I may be less difficult to get along with than other women when the double chins start to form.
    Gloria Steinem (b. 1934)

    When we say “science” we can either mean any manipulation of the inventive and organizing power of the human intellect: or we can mean such an extremely different thing as the religion of science the vulgarized derivative from this pure activity manipulated by a sort of priestcraft into a great religious and political weapon.
    Wyndham Lewis (1882–1957)