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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Adding CC licenses to PDFs

Nathan Yergler, Cogniview Brings CC Licensing to PDF Output, CC News, July 11, 2007.  Excerpt:

This has already been picked up by at least one blogger, and Iíve been remiss in not blogging it earlier. Cogniview has developed an open source tool for embedding CC license metadata in PDF output. You can find a screencast and download information on their website....

Comment.  For publishers who insist on using PDFs, this is good news.  But my hope is that publishers will adopt CC licenses and drop PDFs. 

Update. I should have been clearer: I don't mind if publishers use PDFs, provided they offer an HTML alternative.