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Re: EOT & DMCA concerns

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2009 20:45:49 -0500
Message-ID: <dd0fbad0908031845i4a077defs8064340666e0a312@mail.gmail.com>
To: Thomas Lord <lord@emf.net>
Cc: Thomas Phinney <tphinney@cal.berkeley.edu>, John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>, www-font@w3.org
On Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 8:11 PM, Thomas Lord<lord@emf.net> wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-08-03 at 16:08 -0700, Thomas Phinney wrote:
>> If I were representing a type foundry, being
>> aware of this I sure as heck wouldn't try to initiate DMCA action
>> against a browser vendor for ignoring root strings in EOT Classic
>> fonts. Of course, people can initiate legal actions on any basis they
>> like, but I would be surprised to see any in this case.
>
> A very simple solution is for the EOTL backers
> to make a positive statement that other browsers,
> if they are going to do EOTL because of a MUST,
> then SHOULD support all of EOTC (and have patent
> protection in doing so) because that rounds out
> the degree of compatibility with IE<=8.

I'm not seeing how that follows.  Can you elaborate why supporting
EOTC has any effect, positive or negative, on EOTL's risk of DMCA
action?

~TJ
Received on Tuesday, 4 August 2009 01:46:57 GMT

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