Re: Copyright wording for PDF's

Subject: Re: Copyright wording for PDF's
From: "Brierley, Sean" <Brierley -at- QUODATA -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 1999 16:52:54 -0500

I missed this thread. However:

I can think of one reason to want a copyright: to stop someone sending the
PDF to press and selling discount printed books.

Aside from that, is there a reason to want to limit the number of copies
from PDF? Isn't losing control of the printing part and parcel of using the
medium? Obviously, you ought protect your work with a copyright. However, is
limiting the number of copies practical?

sean -at- quodata -dot- com

>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>From: Tracy Boyington [mailto:tracy_boyington -at- OKVOTECH -dot- ORG]
>>>Sent: Friday, March 26, 1999 4:45 PM
>>>To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
>>>Subject: Re: Copyright wording for PDF's
>>>> So, we were toying with the idea of having the copyright
>>>text say something
>>>> to the extent that it is OK to make copies from the PDF as
>>>opposed to making
>>>> a copy of the PDF and then taking that to a copy center
>>>and having mass
>>>> copies made.
>>>> Additionally, my boss wants to put some kind of "This
>>>manual is copyright of
>>>> DSC", or something along those lines, on the bottom of
>>>every other page of
>>>> our manual.
>>>If you *really* want to prevent your customers from making
>>>500 copies at
>>>Copies R Us, a line like this will probably prevent it,
>>>since most (if
>>>not all) copy centers will not copy the document without written
>>>permission from the copyright owner. Of course, that won't stop them
>>>from *printing* as many copies as they want, or using their
>>>own copier,
>>>but it will slow them down :-).

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