> Speaking of amateurish, I was under the impression that a typeface design
> is not protected at all, only the name (which is trademarked) and the
> code of a digital font (which is copyrighted). Is this right?
I have read something similar on the other type-list, but I do not know for
sure. Below is a posting that someone made on the other type-list when
the subject of copyright came up not long ago. I haven't had time to
check it out yet, but may be useful info.
Ken (see below)
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Subject: [Typetalk:1217] Re: Type rights.
Date: Thu, 29 Feb 96 09:18:00 -0500
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I would urge people to take a look at the discussion of this issue in
the comp.fonts FAQ (http://jasper.ora.com/compfont/FAQ/) before
weighing in. The topic has been done nearly to death on comp.fonts,
with contributions from such luminaries as Chuck Bigelow (co-designer
of the Lucida family, among many other typefaces), and the current
version of the FAQ contains a well-researched article. There is a lot
of factual information, and it would be nice if this were considered
before a lot of opinions about what ought to be true; this isn't a
perfect world, but it's pretty well documented.
BTW, anyone not familiar with the stuff at jasper should cruise over
there and take a look...
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