[Foundation-l] Clearing up Wikimedia's media licensing policies

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Fri Feb 9 01:54:39 UTC 2007

David Gerard wrote:

>b. "Derivative Work" means a work based upon the Work or upon the Work
>and other pre-existing works, such as a translation, musical
>arrangement, dramatization, fictionalization, motion picture version,
>sound recording, art reproduction, abridgment, condensation, or any
>other form in which the Work may be recast, transformed, or adapted,
>except that a work that constitutes a Collective Work will not be
>considered a Derivative Work for the purpose of this License. For the
>avoidance of doubt, where the Work is a musical composition or sound
>recording, the synchronization of the Work in timed-relation with a
>moving image ("synching") will be considered a Derivative Work for the
>purpose of this License.
>(Is a resizing an abridgement? A condensation? Is it "any other form"?)
If resizing creates a disallowed derivative, and you and I are viewing 
the picture on different sized monitors, which of us is breaching the 
contract? :-)


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