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Re: Fonts WG Charter feedback

From: Christopher Fynn <cfynn@gmx.net>
Date: Tue, 07 Jul 2009 01:40:48 +0600
Message-ID: <4A525340.6010402@gmx.net>
To: www-font <www-font@w3.org>
CC: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>


Håkon Wium Lie wrote:
...
> Personally, I'm not comfortable with formats that add more licensing
> information, even if the corresponding standard says it can be
> ignored. It seems quite easy to construct a case where the browser, by
> ignoring digital rights in the files, breaks DMCA-like laws and is
> therefore a "circumvention device". I'm not convinced that the
> standard would trump the law in court.

Then why are you comfortable with TTF/OTF linking since that format 
could at any time add more licensing information?

- CF
Received on Monday, 6 July 2009 19:41:57 GMT

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