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Re: Licensing pictures within an application

MJ Ray writes:

> Michael Poole <mdpoole@troilus.org> wrote:
>> MJ Ray writes:
>> > "Influenced by" seems a rather weaker example than my one of an
>> > expression leading me to write another particular expression.
>> > Are you claiming a work whose expression is part-determined by
>> > another expression is not necessarily a derivative of it?
>> In the absense of a definition for "part-determined", I cannot answer.
>> It seems a considerably stricter condition than your original "knowing
>> that expression led me to write a new large expression a particular
>> way". [...]
> The meaning should be exactly the same: the previous and known
> expression leads one to pick from a limited (but maybe large)
> number of ways to write a second expression that makes sense,
> and it is written in one of those ways.

Then the answer is no: that is not by itself sufficient to make the
second expression legally a derivative of the first.  Why would that
be sufficient reason to establish derivativeness?

Michael Poole

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