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Re: Forward: Re: On the possibility of changing the license of Adobe CMap files

On Thu, Jan 29, 2004 at 07:10:52PM +0000, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 29, 2004 at 10:19:56AM -0500, Brian Thomas Sniffen wrote:
> > The comparison is made to altering the ascii mapping -- but the ascii
> > mapping is not copyrightable.  It's just a sequence of characters, as
> > valid as any other and preferred only because of broad adoption.
> > 
> > Are these CMap files actually copyrightable as creative works?
> Glancing at them... probably not. This is sweat-of-the-brow stuff.

Adobe is probably busy "lobbying" to get a certain bill passed which
will rectify that little "defect" in U.S. copyright law.


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