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Re: CSS3 @font-face / EOT Fonts

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2008 08:22:05 +0000
Message-ID: <4912A92D.6030802@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>

Brad Kemper wrote:
> 
> 
> On Nov 4, 2008, at 10:23 AM, Thomas Phinney wrote:

> 
>> 2) That the web font file NOT work on Mac and Windows OS as a regular 
>> system-level font if dropped in the system fonts folder, without any 
>> other processing.
> 
> This seems to suppose a large class of users that know how to install 
> fonts, but don't know how to find and download a utility for stripping 
> off the wrapper.

It changes the provable offence from _reckless_ copyright infringement 
to _deliberate_ copyright infringement, so, whilst it may not discourage 
most teenagers, and many older domestic users, it is probably a strong 
deterrent to the less honest business user, of which there will be many. 
  It is basically removing the ability to claim, in mitigation, that you 
thought it was legal to install the font. and the possibility of 
removing mens rhea.

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