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Re: CSS3 @font-face / EOT Fonts

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2008 21:54:04 +1300
Message-ID: <11e306600811060054j503005caj8c97f8e313ea35f8@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Thomas Phinney" <tphinney@adobe.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Thu, Nov 6, 2008 at 1:28 PM, Thomas Phinney <tphinney@adobe.com> wrote:

> If people want to actively pirate fonts and strip DRE information out of
> them, they can and will. But having such info in the fonts there means that
> people will have to knowingly do something that most people think is wrong,
> and experience (PDF, SWF) and survey data both suggest that most people
> won't go so far.
>

Downloading a resource (font, image, script, or text) from someone else's
server and republishing it on your own server, without checking licensing,
is also something "most people think is wrong". The same-origin restriction
requires this action, so why isn't it a high enough barrier?

Rob
-- 
"He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are
healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his
own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all." [Isaiah
53:5-6]
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