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Re: Downloadable fonts and image replacement

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 21:38:30 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200604252038.k3PKcop01291@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

> Why are fonts so different from other types of files?

Basically because they are re-usable in so many different documents, and
it is relatively difficult for the copyright owner to catch people 
misusing them.  Also, font formats largely pre-dated serious DRM
technology so are more difficult to protect than, say, MP3s.
Received on Tuesday, 25 April 2006 20:39:56 UTC

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