Two important issues...
Andrew C. Greenberg
werdna at mucow.com
Wed Feb 19 11:58:45 UTC 2003
At least one district court has held that bit-map fonts are not
protected under the Copyright Act. This case has been widely cited,
but there hasn't been litigation since then directly on point, so far
as i know. It is probably correctly decided.
However, there may be licensing issues -- as a recent Federal Circuit
court has held that a license may be used to create protections beyond
the scope of the Copyright Act. Thus, how you got hold of the bit-map
fonts may impact their protectabilitiy.
On Tuesday, February 18, 2003, at 12:58 PM, tblanchard at mac.com wrote:
> Is there an analysis of the license anywhere online? IOW did Andrew
> write a paper of something I can go read?
> On Tuesday, February 18, 2003, at 05:41 PM, Alan Kay wrote:
>> Everyone --
>> Recall Andrew's opinions that bit-map fonts are sharable and cannot
>> be restricted. I think this is a nonissue.
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