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Re: EOT-Lite File Format

From: John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2009 19:07:38 -0700
Message-ID: <4A7251EA.9070900@tiro.com>
To: Thomas Lord <lord@emf.net>
CC: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, www-font <www-font@w3.org>
Thomas Lord wrote:

>> A DRM-enabling mechanism is something that 
>> restricts use of a font by a user agent. 

> You have a usable font file but the standard
> says "you MUST NOT use it" -- yes, that is DRM.

No, that is not DRM.

DRM is a *business model* made possible by technical measures. There is 
no business model that exploits the rejection as invalid of an EOTL that 
fails to conform to the spec for that format. In what way is this 
managing rights?

JH
Received on Friday, 31 July 2009 02:08:20 GMT

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