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RE: CSS3 @font-face / EOT Fonts - new compromise proposal

From: Thomas Phinney <tphinney@adobe.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2008 21:17:15 -0800
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <6D096C8718FA4241B934489A5E1CE1420118D9B1F9F3@nambx04.corp.adobe.com>

I asked:
> > 3) Why is nobody worried about access control being a DMCA-covered
> issue? Not just for fonts, but for any resources that use it? Is it
> because the answer to my question #2 above is "yes"?

Boris Z responded:
> Because there is no issue of additional controls on access here.  The
> data is public (modulo cookies, etc).  If you access it via wget (or
> heck, telnet to port 80) you will get it (again, modulo cookies).
> Since
> the data is only being exposed to those explicitly authorized to get it
> (everyone, the user with cookies, etc, depending on the site
> configuration) there is no circumvention of anything going on.
> At least as far as I can see.

And what stops somebody from writing a patch to an open source browser that changes that? That is, exactly the same scenario that was posited as being an issue with obfuscation....


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