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Subject: Re: Copyrights & Typefaces
From: Richard Weltz <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Discussion of Type and Typographic Design <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 3 Mar 2000 15:23:52 EST

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In a message dated 03/03/2000 3:11:39 PM Eastern Standard Time,
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> Note that the "black book" is discussing copyright, and this is also what
>  Dick is writing about. In some cases, the underlying design is protected by
>  design patent, which is entirely different from copyright. Many of the
>  faces about to be released as OpenType fonts do have U.S. and international
>  design patents (either granted or pending), as do a sprinkling of other
>  faces in common use today.


Wasn't, if memory serves, Lydian one of the first faces to be granted a
design patent?

-- Dick Weltz, Spectrum Multilanguage Communications, NYC
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