Legal Commentary on the case of Founder VS P&G and Chinese Character, II
—Analysis on the law Nature of the Works of Word Stock
Today’s essay follows “Legal Commentary on the case of Founder VS P&G and Chinese Character, I”
(2) The Founder Word Stock is the composite works
The Stock here refers to the Founder Word Stock composing all the individual words in it rather than the stock software. The new works come from the selection or arrangement of the existing works is called the composite works. In our opinion, it’s necessary for Founder to apply the copyright registration for the whole Stock since only focusing on the determination of the copyrighted works over the Stock Software or the individual words is not enough. And such registration could benefit the protection over the Stock against any other infringement, such as to print a book or magazine in the script in the Stock with no license.