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Re: Fonts WG Charter feedback

From: Jason CranfordTeague <jason@brighteyemedia.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2009 13:23:33 -0400
Cc: <cfynn@gmx.net>, <www-font@w3.org>
Message-Id: <7259A0BD-3C4B-41E5-BE1A-0F686CEC5C58@brighteyemedia.com>
To: "Levantovsky, Vladimir" <Vladimir.Levantovsky@MonotypeImaging.com>


On 2 Jul 2009, at 12:56 PM, Levantovsky, Vladimir wrote:

> On Thursday, July 02, 2009 1:47 AM Christopher Fynn wrote:
>>
>> While font vendors may be pushing for it, in the long run, is a new
>> web-only font format going to be any more effective at "protecting"
>> fonts than various audio formats have been at "protecting" music?
>>
>
> I am not sure about music in general, but I think that iTunes is a  
> good
> example where the technology, the users and the content providers  
> strike
> a (nearly) perfect balance, which makes everybody happy as a result.
> Yes, I regret sometimes not being able to directly transfer the music
> files I purchased on iTunes to other devices, but I find this
> inconvenience a small price to pay for having a service such as iTunes
> provided to me, and for having a great collection of top-rated artists
> with wide range of choices available to all users.


Bur of course, Apple removed DRM restrictions in iTunes for music a  
while ago, and you can now transfer newer purchases between as many  
devices as your heart desires:
http://www.macworld.com/article/138000/2009/01/drm_faq.html
Received on Thursday, 2 July 2009 17:24:17 GMT

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