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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?

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

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