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Re: Downloadable fonts and image replacement

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 17:13:03 +0100
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <20060425161303.GD32642@us-lot.org>

On Tue, Apr 25, 2006 at 03:07:16PM -0400, Kelly Miller wrote:

> > There are plenty of fonts with open licenses that are perfectly
> > good for most purposes, so a DRM-based solution isn't high on my
> > wish list.

> The problem here is that if a user wants the font, what will stop them
> from downloading the ttf file?

Why is that a problem?
> IMO, we need a special encrypted format that can be used to encode fonts
> on the 'Net, so that downloading and using doesn't work.

We've got one, it hasn't proven popular.

So do we also need special encrypted formats for images, text, markup,
etc, etc?

David Dorward                                      http://dorward.me.uk
Received on Tuesday, 25 April 2006 16:13:14 UTC

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