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Re: non-free firmware in kernel modules, aggregation and unclear copyright notice.



On Wed, 13 Apr 2005 01:53:43 -0400 Raul Miller wrote:

> The definitions overlap.
[...]
> But collective works that have their own copyright are derivative
> works, and derivative works that have more than one original work are
> collective works.

Thanks for the clarification.
In its light, I'm coming to the following conclusion:

 US copyright      italian author's right ("diritto d'autore italiano")
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 compilation work  <--->           collective work ("opera collettiva")
 derivative work   <---> creative elaboration ("elaborazione creativa")

In the USA, a compilation work is a collective work has its own copyright and thus is also a derivative work.

I hope to get it right... or am I confused?

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