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Re: Xpdf fuckware



* Craig Sanders (cas@taz.net.au) wrote :
> On Mon, Mar 12, 2001 at 07:16:33AM -0600, Dwayne C. Litzenberger wrote:
> > On Sun, Mar 11, 2001 at 12:44:09PM -0800, Brian Frederick Kimball wrote:
> > > Adam Langley wrote:
> > > 
> > > > "Error: Copying of text from this document is not allowed. Use
> > > > -ignoreperms option to do so anyway"
> > > 
> > > But the whole point of this discussion is that in many cases copying of
> > > text IS ALLOWED, despite the author's unreasonable wishes (fair use,
> > > yada yada).  Please change the error message.
> > 
> > "Error: The author has requested that copying of text from this document be
> > forbidden.  Use -ignoreperms to do so anyway."
> 
> how about:
> 
> Error: the author of this pdf document has no respect for your fair-use
> rights and is part of the world-wide conspiracy to change copyright
> into "usageright". use -ignoreperms to stand up for your rights. use
> -iamacringingslave to yield.
Only if USER_HAS_SENSE_OF_HUMOUR is set to true. Else debian
would doubtless get sued for libel by someone[1]. :)

-Thom
[1] Hey, we should make this part of POSIX. Then it would be
easy to push Linux to corporate types - just set it to off and
have boring, microsoftian error messages :P 

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