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Re: New work on fonts at W3C

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 08:04:36 -0700
Cc: "Levantovsky, Vladimir" <Vladimir.Levantovsky@MonotypeImaging.com>, www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <70339A13-C534-40CD-81D4-5ECB4F7CB85C@gmail.com>
To: Patrick Garies <pgaries@fastmail.us>

On Jun 17, 2009, at 12:41 AM, Patrick Garies wrote:

> Levantovsky, Vladimir wrote:
>> This is another reality of the world we live in. The new EULA grants
>> new rights and with them comes a new set of restrictions.
>> Unfortunately, we cannot grant new rights to customers without having
>> them agree to abide by certain restrictions in the new EULA. In this
>> particular case, it has nothing to do with money.
> Do these new rights and restrictions mean re-purchasing a font for  
> full price (as opposed to some upgrade fee)?
>  Patrick Garies

The article said "repurchased", not "upgraded", so I am assuming full  
price, just as the music companies re-charged you for a CD even if you  
already bought the LP, and for the MP3 (or equivalent) if you already  
bought the CD. It's another way to monetize old stock that has already  
saturated the market. Format change = new money for old property.

 > Fonts that were licensed prior to the availability of the new EULA  
will need to be repurchased, if EOT rights are desired.
Received on Thursday, 18 June 2009 15:05:16 UTC

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