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Re: Web Fonts

From: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2006 13:16:34 +0200
Message-ID: <44E5A192.9050708@disruptive-innovations.com>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: W3C Style List <www-style@w3.org>

Henri Sivonen wrote:

> Håkon Lie pointed out in his XTech presentation that according to 
> research by an unnamed corporation, there are 500 free ($0) fonts on the 
> Web. You don't need a DRM scheme with free-as-in-beer fonts. If the 

Håkon only forgot to mention that in that set, the fonts people use the
most are "free" copies of existing commercial fonts...
Only geeks like us have heard about those free fonts. Make them famous
and widely distributed and the copyright owners will sue the copy
makers. The question is not "will they sue?", the question is "when?".

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