[free-sklyarov] _Alice_ read aloud

Christopher R. Maden crism at maden.org
Fri Aug 24 17:45:27 PDT 2001

The publisher of the Adobe eBook edition of _Alice in Wonderland_ posted 
this explanation to The eBook Community mailing list, forwarded without 
permission and without comment:

>To: ebook-community at yahoogroups.com
>From: pete at suba.com
>Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2001 09:55:15 -0600
>Subject: [ebook-community] RE: Various
>[Michael Hart's WEB-LAW reference to the Anti-DMCA Index]
>"26. Number of restrictions placed on 'Alice in Wonderland' (public domain)
>eBook:  5
>I guess I would like to reiterate that this version of Alice is not public
>domain but is a unique new work and copyrightable. My work on recapturing
>Carroll's exact typography and design was probably more exhaustive than his
>original work. It's copyrighted for that reason. But since the original
>work involved far more than just typography, I give it away as a tribute to
>Carroll's contribution. Since my work can't easily be detached from
>Carroll's in this form, my copyright gives me the right to control its use,
>but I keep it open. I certainly did not ask that the "Read Aloud"
>restriction be set on it, and Adobe has said that it was an accident in
>this case.
>Peter Zelchenko (pete at suba.com) Chicago, Illinois

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