[free-sklyarov] _Alice_ read aloud

Ben Ford ben at kalifornia.com
Fri Aug 24 20:40:27 PDT 2001

Christopher R. Maden wrote:

> 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

This is BS, if you ask me.  Who reads a book for the typography?

Besides, that's just like code.  If I write a program then you come 
along and reformat it, colorize it, change indent style, etc.  It is 
_still_ my work!


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