Re: TECH: Fonts on the Web? (was Re: Kjaginic: 8 points of articulation)
|From:||deinx nxtxr <deinx.nxtxr@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, October 4, 2008, 12:40|
> [mailto:CONLANG@listserv.brown.edu] On Behalf Of Mark J. Reed
> > That disgusts me.
> Well, Adobe wanting to be paid for the use of their work doesn't
> disgust me. They had to pay the artists who developed the fonts,
> after all. But like the MPAA and RIAA, they definitely haven't
> adapted well to the technological advances in this area. One doesn't
> expect people to have to pay for a license just to read a piece of
> hardcopy printed with one of their fonts, after all. But the
> distinction between display and authoring is difficult to maintain
> when the display is via browser. In the absolute it's impossible, in
> fact, much like playing music or showing video or sensitive text while
> preventing the user from saving it.
And all of them would probably have less of a problem with copying if they priced
their wares more resonably.