contributing new font package for xorg
alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Thu Aug 11 12:33:56 PDT 2005
On Iau, 2005-08-11 at 09:49 -0700, Jesse Barnes wrote:
> > [I say "may" because US case law places some limitations on the
> > ability to copyright fonts.]
> Like what?
I'd disagree with his description a little but in the US copyright on
fonts deals with the font not neccessarily use of the font - so a bitmap
containing the word "Hello" in monotype is not neccessarily a derivative
work. Including the font itself into the document is however. This
became a bit of a problem with .ps and a huge problemw with PDF. PDF
tries to deal with it by having comedy 1bit DRM to control font access
in applications that listen to the flag.
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