With absolutely no legal knowledge, my feeling is that that threshold is not met when the originator feels it necessary to post their feelings on twitter.pld wrote: ↑Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:20 amDoesn't that first require some definition of "at what point a work is stand-alone enough to be considered not just adapted, but protectable in its own right"? If one exists. I understand the hoopla about the Buchla modules much more than say Supercell.forestcaver wrote: ↑Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:47 amHonest question: why are you defending this lack of respect for Emilie’s wishes (ie the violation of the licence and original designer’s clear wishes and intentions). Do you think that everyone should take MI designs, adapt and then close source them, or do you think this exemption should only be for grayscale?
Another good test may be the man on the Clapham Omnibus (a useful ethical test - actually a legal test in the uk - when the average eurorack user thinks it’s wrong essentially)
It’s a good question and I dont know the answer. The purist/absolutist in me wants to say “never”, but if you use the same value resistor then are you violating it? :-)