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Re: CSS3 @font-face / EOT Fonts

From: Brad Kemper <brkemper.comcast@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2008 08:03:14 -0800
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <5A8A1C8D-5B16-45CE-80CC-4B0D4F290CB3@gmail.com>
To: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>

On Nov 6, 2008, at 12:22 AM, David Woolley wrote:

> Brad Kemper wrote:
>> On Nov 4, 2008, at 10:23 AM, Thomas Phinney wrote:
>>> 2) That the web font file NOT work on Mac and Windows OS as a  
>>> regular system-level font if dropped in the system fonts folder,  
>>> without any other processing.
>> This seems to suppose a large class of users that know how to  
>> install fonts, but don't know how to find and download a utility  
>> for stripping off the wrapper.
> It changes the provable offence from _reckless_ copyright  
> infringement to _deliberate_ copyright infringement, so, whilst it  
> may not discourage most teenagers, and many older domestic users, it  
> is probably a strong deterrent to the less honest business user, of  
> which there will be many.  It is basically removing the ability to  
> claim, in mitigation, that you thought it was legal to install the  
> font. and the possibility of removing mens rhea.

I don't think so. You can't say that you assume you have republish  
rights to a font just because you extracted it from a browser cache  
file, or because you found a link to it in a CSS file. In that case  
you are deliberating extracting it from where it existed for other  
purposes, just as you would be doing if you stripped the root string  
from it.
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