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Re: the truth which dare not speak it's name

From: Thomas Phinney <tphinney@cal.berkeley.edu>
Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2009 12:05:18 -0700
Message-ID: <f49ae6ac0907081205p16b18954uf089fee2d1a9b947@mail.gmail.com>
To: Christopher Fynn <cfynn@gmx.net>
Cc: www-font <www-font@w3.org>
On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 11:32 AM, Christopher Fynn<cfynn@gmx.net> wrote:
>
> A business might commission a font as part of its "image" or "branding" and
> just like their trademark or logo they may want to protect it in order to
> keep it exclusive.
>
> While this is a concern I'm not sure if it is a real issue. If someone uses
> a font they have exclusive rights to on their website, and then someone else
> copies and uses it on their own website, or in a publication, couldn't the
> first party take legal action against the second just like they could if
> somebody used their trademark?

The first party which owns the font is then in much the same situation
as a font vendor policing unauthorized usage. It's just a bit easier
for them, as pretty much any usage other than their own (or that of
agents working on their behalf, should be obvious) is presumably
unauthorized.

Regards,

T
Received on Wednesday, 8 July 2009 19:06:01 GMT

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