{copyright} concerns copyright issues, the "right to copy" or "right of ownership" of a product or idea

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Is possible to add an unnoticeable “signature” to a PDF in order to track its copies? [duplicate]

Suppose I want to generate 100 apparently identical PDF files, where I hide some kind of key, in order to distribute them among 100 different people. Now I detect an online shared copy of the document ...
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Legal concerns in using/modifying/releasing codes [closed]

In order to meet my needs, I copied 2+62 lines from a .sty file available from the Internet, and removed 10 lines, and added 12+18 lines of codes, resulting in a total of 84 lines in a new .sty file. ...
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How to follow the “Knuth license”

I want to use some of the code from manfnt.mf. Perhaps my situation is best summarized by this (draft) commit message (slightly edited to look okay when processed as markdown): New file dbend.mf ...
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Open source fonts in LaTeX

Which LaTeX fonts are open source? Someone told me they are all, but I am not sure...
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Using LaTeX, can we prevent others from editing pdf file properties? [duplicate]

After opening a .pdf file with Adobe Acrobat, go through menu File->Properties->Description tab, we can see the fields such as Author, Subject, Title, Keywords etc. If the .pdf file is created with ...
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Non-copyrighted free to use template similar to the AIP template?

https://www.sharelatex.com/templates/journals/aip/ Is there a similar template to this which isn't copyrighted?
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How to add page with restriction notice?

How can I add on my thesis a page that has a restriction notice just after the cover page? There is a similar question but for adding copyrighting stuff on the footnote. I don't want to have a ...
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Copyright metadata into Adobe Reader using pdflatex

Ok, first of all I'm quite aware there are a couple of question that address this issue. More in specific: How to add copyright information to PDF metadata Eliminate/Edit PDF properties added by ...
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Copyright of LaTex Templates? [duplicate]

I have a LaTeX template produced by Elsevier, "elsarticle-template-3-num.tex", which I have used to typeset a document. I want to distribute the compiled .pdf that I have typeset. Does the copyright ...
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How to insert copyright line on Title Page? [duplicate]

I am new to LaTeX. would like to insert the copyright on the title page of my ebook. This is what I want it to look like (centered in the middle of the page): Title, Author, Copyright (copyright ...
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How does xelatex change an image [closed]

I have a particular logo image saved as a pdf file that I can include fine with pdflatex, but when I compile with xelatex the compilation fails. I think the issue is essentially the same as in this ...
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Creative Commons Licence

I'd like to insert a CC license on a manuscript (a book or report). I've seen the page for downloading the CC icons, and also some questions asked in the forum CC logo and Generate CC information. ...
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Footers are disappearing when adding text “behind” title page

I have a "book" with a cover and several chapters and appendices. I need to add some text and images (publishers) "behind" the cover. So I tried the \newpage command after the title page. It worked, ...
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Book - information page

I have a question regarding the latex book class. I want to add a page (in the frontmatter) with information regarding copyright, ISBN, edition information, publisher, number of copies, year of ...
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How can I publish a document that uses resources I don't personally have access to?

The high-resolution/vector images of many institution logos are held under copyright and strict restrictions. I don't have access to these logos personally, and I've been unsuccessful in asking for ...
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Using graphics from others' publications [closed]

I don't know the correct forum to ask this, but if I am doing research and find a very nice graphic I would like to use in my paper, can I cut and paste and cite?
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Changing copyright notice of theme

In this question about adding visual style and pizzaz one person gave an answer with a link to a package (grid.sty) whose documentation contains a style that suits me a lot. I would like to use it in ...
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Using TeX in a report generator - Legal question

I would like to be able to generate a (dynamic) report automatically using TeX. My proposed solution is simple: A user clicks a button and The apropriate TeX code is generated (on runtime) and saved ...
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A compact LaTeX template for sig conferences that does not produce a permission block [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove the copyright box on a paper that uses the ACM sig-alternate.cls class file? I am editing a paper with LaTeX and I use the template sig-alternate.cls, ...
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How to add copyright notice (in a box with borders) at bottom of first page?

I want to add a box with some copyright statement at the bottom of my paper. What is the easiest/best way to do this? Ideally, the box would have the width of the text, and be horizontally centered. ...
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Secure the pdf produced by Latex [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set security options to create PDF using pdflatex I was wondering if there are any provisions for securing the pdf generated by Latex? I mean secure it from ...
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Copy right of style files, e.g. Cambridge University Press's

Just started using LaTeX so pardon my ignorance here. I was wondering whether style files created for example by Cambridge University Press are free to be used for commercial purposes (a book, ...
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Is this copyright information sufficient for distributing theme files?

I need to distribute theme files to several colleagues, and the templates I'm working off of all have this header: Copyright year by name <email> This file may be distributed and/or modified ...
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Is there a poisonous interaction between memoir, hyperref, and hyperxmp?

In another, now rather confused, question, I'm struggling to get copyright information into a PDF produced by memoir. The investigations so far have led to this problematical MWE: % !TEX TS-program ...
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How to add copyright information to PDF metadata

The Last(?) Word I have now accepted @MatthewLeingang's answer. This directs me to the hyperxmp package, which appears to be the simplest solution (for me as a very-end user). The fact that this ...
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How to replace all pictures by white rectangles?

I have a long document (800 pages) with lots of pictures (300 pictures). I have to produce a version of this document without the pictures (for copyright reasons). The solution I have found so far is ...
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How to add an author name or copyright symbol on each page in memoir class?

I am using the memoir document class to write my first book in calculus. How I can display my name, for example, on each page?
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How to remove the copyright box on a paper that uses the ACM sig-alternate.cls class file?

The ACM provides a LaTeX template called sig-alternate.cls (webpage, class file). The current version is 2.4 released in April, 2009. I would like to submit a paper for review using this class file. ...
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Multi-line footer for single page

I need to add a copyright notice to my paper, and do not want it to break the layout, so I want to place it into the footer/header area of the initial page. Text may be multi-line. It should be ...
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How to add a copyright page to the report class.

How do I add a copyright page, just after the title page in the report or book class? (Like in standard books about a block of a copyright license at the bottom of the page).
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Is it actually illegal to TeX `texbook.tex`? [closed]

At the top of texbook.tex, it is written: % This manual is copyright (C) 1984 by the American Mathematical Society. % All rights are reserved! % The file is distributed only for people to see its ...