derivative work

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In copyright law, a derivative work is a work that is based on a previous work in some way.

The derivative work might build upon the previous work, change it, or reformat it.

Some examples of derivative works are audiobooks based on written manuscripts, e-book files created from a master manuscript, and second editions with corrections and changes.

The right to create derivative works is one of the economic rights of the person who holds the copyright to the original work.