On 30 Jan 2004, at 15:09, Ross Scaife wrote:
> Do members of this list believe that, for legal purposes, implementing
> TEI-XML markup on an e-text that previously lacked it creates
> essentially a new edition?
> And likewise, would substantially extending already existing TEI
> markup create a new edition?
Unless there are lawyers on this list, I don't think anyone can say
with certainty that LEGALLY X=Y. Even the lawyers I know would pad
such statements in a cloud of disclaimers.
Considering that IANAL, I think it also pretty much depends on your
jurisdiction and on which laws you're referring to.
For instance, if you're talking about copyright; from what I
understand, if you as much as nod in the general direction of a work
in Germany, you have created a derivative work (that was a joke, and
is not to be taken literally), whereas in the USA you have to make a
more substantial effort.
Anyhow, that is all IMHO, even though I did not say anything.
My best advice, therefore, is yet to come: for legal matters, go see
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