derivative work


: a piece of intellectual property that substantially derives from an underlying work

Note: Use of a derivative work that is derived from an underlying copyrighted work is infringement if the permission of the copyright owner is not obtained.

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“Derivative work.” Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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