From: Hans Aberg (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Jan 19 2007 - 11:36:52 CST
On 19 Jan 2007, at 13:46, Thomas, Alan A CIV NSWCDD, K71 wrote:
> Is it possible to obtain the electronic form of the
> graphics (e.g., language characters) for Unicode scripts?
> I can download the script charts in PDF format, but I
> cannot cut the graphics from those charts and paste them elsewhere
> or create an image file, due to restrictions on those files.
One can convert the PDF to PS, which does not support copy protection
schemes I think, and then back to PDF again.
Those of you living in the US might have a problem with the PDF2PS
program, as local copyright law prohibits schemes that circumvent
copy protection schemes.
On the other hand, the WIPO copyright treaty, Article 10 (2):
says that countries should not pass legislation that conflicts with
"normal exploitation of the work".
So, apparently, the US government has passed legislation in violation
of the treaty it has signed, in view of that the copyright holder
only has the distribution rights of the work, and does not have the
right to control use of individually owned copies, nor the use of the
information in it.
But this is only something for those located in the US to ponder
about, as it there no international copyright law, what I know.
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