Re: Copyright Loremasters?
- There may or may not be creative genius at at work in it, but taking someone else's characters is just that: taking someone else's characters and building on a structure and reputation someone else has put in place. Copyright re: derivative works remains a two-edged sword.
-- Lynn --
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Westermeyer GS11 Paul W" <paul.westermeyer@...> wrote:
> The Flashman novels by George MacDonald Fraser are based on a character from Thomas Hughes' 'Tom Brown's School Days' and Fraser's novels, IMO, far surpass the progenitor in literary quality. Most 'classic' literature is derivative work, if it was good enough for Homer it really should be good enough for us, IMO.
> Originality is laudable, but we should not demean the creative genius required to take someone else's character into new directions.
- Yes, as David says, it's a great story. The closing sentence is particularly memorable -- but there's no way to share it with anyone without spoiling the story. It's not that often I call something a masterpiece, but "The Ugly Chickens" is one.--John R.On May 9, 2011, at 8:23 AM, Mem Morman wrote: