Derivative Works

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Derivative works are those based on one or more already existing works, This includes any work in which the editorial revisions, annotations, elaborations, or other modifications, including translations, represent, as a whole, an original work of authorship.

Only the original author or copyright holder has the right to prepare derivative works or to authorize someone else to create a new version of that work. Seek permission from the original author or copyright holder before preparing derivative works, or consult with your local General Counsel's office.
Last updated: June 24, 2010