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From Andreas Lehmkühler (JIRA) <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-332) Can we claim fair use for some of our test files?
Date Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:34:01 GMT

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Andreas Lehmkühler commented on LEGAL-332:

I guess LEGAL-331 gives all the needed answers.

Well do you have the license to the text underlying the scan? Is it a copyrighted work? What
is the text of?
Just for the sake of completeness: no we don't have a license, the work is copyrighted, the
text excerpts are from two books and one specification.

> Can we claim fair use for some of our test files?
> -------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: LEGAL-332
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-332
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Andreas Lehmkühler
> Levigo has donated their JBIG2 plugin to the PDFBox PMC, see PDFBOX-3906. The source
includes a couple of binary testfiles. All are JBIG2 bitstreams created with different parameters.
The content of those testfiles isn't relevant for the tests itself.
> Some of those testfiles contain copyrighted stuff and the origin project doesn't have
a license to use them. The question is, can we claim "fair use" for those files as
> - most of them just include *one or two* scanned pages of a larger document containing
many more pages
> - one of the files is a dithered *low resolution* image of Ally McBeal aka Callista Flockhart
which can be found all over the internet
> Can we claim "fair use" for those files? And if so, are we allowed to include those testfiles
in our source repository?

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