From: Gilbert Sneed (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Jan 22 2007 - 04:37:26 CST
I do not know how it complies with the copyright laws, but I think there is
a mean to get back illustrations and texts from a .pdf. The program to use
is KWord from the KOffice Office suit package.
This package is a Linux KDE dependant package. In version 1.6.1 (latest
available version) it can open .pdf for input. In such a case, it can read
all informations and you can then use them as if you had created them,
either graphics (I think it is in .gif format) or text elements.
2007/1/19, Hans Aberg <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> On 19 Jan 2007, at 18:31, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> > http://www.typeright.org/feature4.html
> The WIPO Copyright Treaty, Article 4:
> says that "computer programs are protected as literary works...". So
> that include computer fonts, then.
> Essentially what is protected is the parts of the work that makes it
> creatively unique, it seems: There was a court case in the US, where
> the Beastie Boys paid a flutist copyright money for inclusion into
> their work a sequence of notes he played on a recording. Then the
> composer claimed copyright of this sequence of notes. The judge,
> however, ruled that the sequence of notes was too short to be
> creatively unique from the composing point of view. (Sorry, I do not
> have a reference, but it is, or was, on the Internet.)
> So, as a common law principle: a work may involve more than one
> copyright holder, but only the parts or portions of the work that is
> creatively unique is protected by copyright.
> Now, when it comes down to fonts, they should be likewise protected,
> but it can be tricky to figure out how. "Normal exploitation of the
> work", seems to imply that one who buys it has the right to create
> work with it, as that is a long established practice with fonts, and
> the public likely, giving only consideration to the font copyright,
> has the right to freely copy such work, but does not have the right
> to use the font itself to create new works. The owner of a copy has
> the right to sell that single copy, as that is the case of books, but
> subsequently, the new owner only has the right to use that particular
> single copy (or, rather, handle it within the scope of normal
> ownership, which may include lending it to someone).
> That is just my guess.
> Hans Aberg
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