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If someone created a work in 2009 and gave a few people rights

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If someone created a work in 2009 and gave a few people rights to create derivative works from it which are almost completely different, if someone unrelated to the original work steps in years later and buys the original 2009 work, does he get rights to the derivatives?

Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Alex J. replied 3 years ago.

Alex J. :

Hi, Thank you for your question and welcome. My name is AJ and I will assist you.

Alex J. :

Are the parts of the original work identifiable in the new works? Kind regards AJ

JACUSTOMER-zdotjxnl- :

Hello, yes, but rights to the original work were given to the creators of the derivative works long before the original was sold, and it was sold without knowledge of the derivative creators.