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Re: EOT-Lite File Format

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2009 21:16:23 -0500
Message-ID: <dd0fbad0907301916y4fd3fedbkaa08899378f7d040@mail.gmail.com>
To: John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>
Cc: Thomas Lord <lord@emf.net>, John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, www-font <www-font@w3.org>
On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 9:07 PM, John Hudson<tiro@tiro.com> wrote:
> 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?

Hudson's got it.  There are no Rights being Managed, Digital or
otherwise, in any way by such a check.  Thus no DRM.

~TJ
Received on Friday, 31 July 2009 02:17:18 GMT

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