STATUS: My goal today is to work through ALL emails in my inbox. I probably have 8 hours of work ahead of me just on that. It’s very sad when I get a little behind on it.
What’s playing on the XM or iPod right now? WHO’S CRYING NOW by Randy Crawford
I do find it funny that when I talk about contracts, I get the fewest number of comments to the entry. Now I understand that folks may still be reading the blog entry even if they aren’t commenting but I do equate number of comments with general interest in the topic.
But I’ve got one more entry on derivative works before I lay this topic to rest (for a little while anyway). And that’s to talk about fiction. For me, I rarely do nonfiction so I wasn’t as worried about the ramifications of this clause in regards to that. It’s also more conceivable to figure what could be considered a derivative work in the NF realm.
I do fiction. So I’m particularly interested in what might be considered a derivative work in this realm. I had a sneaky suspicion that I already knew.
And I was right.
For fiction, it could be conceivably argued that a comic book or graphic novel is a derivative work based off of the original novel.
Not that I agree even remotely. But it could be argued and that’s exactly what I did not want to hear.
Because to make it clear whether it would or would not be considered a derivative work, my guess is that would have to be challenged and determined in a court of law.
Once again, let me add my disclaimer that I’m not a copyright attorney, and I’m not dispensing legal advice or legal opinions here. These are simply my musings on how this clause could be interpreted.Macmillan