Re: EOT-Lite File Format

On Thu, 2009-07-30 at 19:07 -0700, John Hudson wrote:
> Thomas Lord wrote:
> >> A DRM-enabling mechanism is something that 
> >> restricts use of a font by a user agent. 
> > You have a usable font file but the standard
> > says "you MUST NOT use it" -- yes, that is DRM.
> No, that is not DRM.
> DRM is a *business model* made possible by technical measures. There is 
> no business model that exploits the rejection as invalid of an EOTL that 
> fails to conform to the spec for that format. In what way is this 
> managing rights?

Because a browser which (sanely) ignores
such a requirement is, by virtue of the existence
of such an important standard, either commercially
harmed by being "deliberately non-conforming" is
is outright construed in a court of law as a 
circumvention device.


> JH

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