[OpenFontLibrary] Font, design copyrights
dave at lab6.com
Fri Nov 7 11:14:23 PST 2008
2008/11/7 Christopher Fynn <cfynn at gmx.net>:
>> I don't see any reason typefaces first released in the UK or Europe
>> would enjoy any copyright protection in the U.S. All typefaces (not
>> fonts) are automatically and immediately public domain in the U.S.
> Because it seems that under international copyright conventions
> countries have agreed to respect each others copyright. So if something
> is created in the UK and copyright there it should also be copyright in
> the US ~ whether or not a creation of the same sort created in the US
> would be copyright there. At least this is how the working of the
> conventions was explained to me.
This makes sense to me.
Please improve :-)
>Germany ... France ... Italy
After knowing which countries have typeface design copyright, the next
fact to establish is the length in time for each country. That's the
really important information, I think.
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