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Re: My solution of webfonts problem

From: Dave Crossland <dave@lab6.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 11:47:30 +0200
Message-ID: <2285a9d20804220247g29e3cfccydd55d5d778e9766c@mail.gmail.com>
To: "John Daggett" <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Cc: "Paul Nelson (ATC)" <paulnel@winse.microsoft.com>, www-style <www-style@w3.org>, freyjkell@gmail.com

2008/4/21 John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>:
>
>  > Doing so would have some legal implications
>
> I think this is only practical if the license data within fonts
> accurately reflects the EULA that applies to those fonts.

I think this is not practical because DRM bits can never match the
complexity of EULAs. There will always be cases where the license/law
says one thing and the DRM says another.

Also, it is not possible to distribute a free software DRM
implementation, because of laws fulfilling obligations under article
11 of the WIPO copyright treaty adopted on 20 December 1996 or similar
such as the DMCA, unless the license disclaims them - like the GPLv3
section 3.

I doubt WebKit and Mozilla will be moving to the GPLv3, so anything
with license data in fonts, other than including the text of the
license, is going to be a problem.

I am not a lawyer, this is not legal advice.

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Regards,
Dave
Received on Tuesday, 22 April 2008 09:48:30 GMT

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