Re: EOT & DMCA concerns

On Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 8:11 PM, Thomas Lord<> wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-08-03 at 16:08 -0700, Thomas Phinney wrote:
>> If I were representing a type foundry, being
>> aware of this I sure as heck wouldn't try to initiate DMCA action
>> against a browser vendor for ignoring root strings in EOT Classic
>> fonts. Of course, people can initiate legal actions on any basis they
>> like, but I would be surprised to see any in this case.
> A very simple solution is for the EOTL backers
> to make a positive statement that other browsers,
> if they are going to do EOTL because of a MUST,
> then SHOULD support all of EOTC (and have patent
> protection in doing so) because that rounds out
> the degree of compatibility with IE<=8.

I'm not seeing how that follows.  Can you elaborate why supporting
EOTC has any effect, positive or negative, on EOTL's risk of DMCA


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