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  1. Qt
  2. QTBUG-33853

PDF produced by QPrinter contains Nokia/Digia copyright

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: P3: Somewhat important
    • Resolution: Done
    • Affects Version/s: 4.8.5, 5.0.0
    • Fix Version/s: 4.8.6, 5.2.0 RC1
    • Component/s: GUI: Printing
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      Description

      Using QPrinter in Qt 4.8 to produce a PDF document yields a Nokia copyright in the metadata of the generated file (specifically the producer field):

      (C) 2011 Nokia Corporation and/or its subsidiary(-ies)

      I traced this back to QPdfEnginePrivate::writeInfo(). Looking in Qt 5 I see the same thing only the copyright holder has changed to Digia:

      (C) 2012 Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies)

      I am not a lawyer, but this seems to imply that Nokia/Digia is asserting a copyright claim to content I created. Now preceding the copyright notice is the Qt version (from QT_VERSION_STR), which got me thinking that perhaps a trademark claim was trying to be asserted on the name "Qt" but was incorrectly executed as a copyright claim.

      I think the copyright notice in QPdfEnginePrivate::writeInfo() either needs to be removed or changed to a trademark notice.

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            johnlayt John Layt
            Reporter:
            jkehres Jeff Kehres
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