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Re: Question About GNU General Public License


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Question About GNU General Public License
Date: 18 Jul 2004 23:31:52 +0200
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<address@hidden> writes:

> In gnu.misc.discuss David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:
> 
> > My eyesight seems to get worse.  I fail to see a quote of a court
> > ruling stating that extracted symbol tables would not fall under
> > the original copyright.
> 
> I'm pretty sure a symbol table would fall under the "phonebook"
> ruling that a table of facts presented in obvious
> (i.e. non-creative) format and ordering cannot be considered a
> creative work.

Who claimed that it was?  But it is clearly a derivative (even a
mechanical derivative) of a creative work, and so the copyright for
the original creative work applies.

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum


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