derivative work

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Artistic or literary work derived from one or more existing works which, to be copyrightable, must contain sufficient element of originality that makes it a new work in its own right.

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I was not impressed anymore because I realized that it was a derivative work and not something wholly independent on itself.
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The website designer uses derivative work often when he uses an image and adds his own details to that image.
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Cat Stevens didn't buy The Flaming Lips argument that their "Fight Song" was a true derivative work, and sued accordingly.
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