Would distributing a vocabulary list for a copyrighted work violate the copyright of the original work?
posted 3 years ago
I am considering the scenario where a vocabulary list is produced for a movie or book through the use of an automated program, perhaps with the manual cleanup. I get the impression that the copyright status of the list itself is a bit unclear in terms of whether it is copyrightable or not (as seen in other questions), however, that is not my question. I am wondering whether the author of the original material which was referenced (ie, the author or publisher of the book or movie that was examined) would have any claim of copyright infringement against the producer of that list. I am interested in the answer worldwide, although, for EU, US, Canadian, and Japanese law is probably the most important jurisdictions to my purposes.