Re: this is what I got in the mail.
|From:||John Cowan <cowan@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, March 16, 2003, 19:56|
Robert B Wilson scripsit:
> what about the fact that your text would be a derivative work of sally's
> grammar and dictionary?
It would not; there is no copyright in words, and following grammatical
rules doesn't make your work a derivative of the grammar. Do you think
that every C program ever written is a derivative of Kernighan and Ritchie's
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan firstname.lastname@example.org
To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all. There
are no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language
that they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful.