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Re: Licensing Fonts

From: Isaac
Subject: Re: Licensing Fonts
Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2005 20:38:42 -0600
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On 27 Mar 2005 17:08:21 -0800, Geoffrey Washburn <> wrote:
> Yes, the status of the resulting typeface is somewhat complicated.  My
> cursory investigation indicates that typefaces are not protected in the
> United States based upon the 1976 Copyright Revision.  However, the
> United States has also obligated itself to respect the intellectual
> property rights of various other countries under international
> treaties.  Therefore, it is plausible that the typeface could be
> protected in the United States if is protected by another country.

I would not expect that to be the case.  Most likely, US law would govern
what subject matter would be protectable in a US court. 


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