I want to redistribute a work licensed under CC BY-ND 3.0.
The license summary says about ND (NoDerivatives):
If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material.
It says that "Merely changing the format never creates a derivative.".
But what about leaving parts (except for copyright notices) out? Does this count as "remix, transform, or build upon"?
A book released under CC BY-ND 3.0 consists of an introduction (which contains the licensing information and a copyright notice) and three chapters.
I want to distribute chapter 2 only, so I make a verbatim copy of it.
I copy the licensing info and the copyright notice from the introduction.
I create a PDF of it.
Now this PDF only contains content exactly as written by the authors (so I didn’t change any words or added some myself), but it does not contain everything the authors wrote in the original work.
Is this allowed?