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From Rick Winscot <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] [Binding] Logo - final tweaks
Date Fri, 27 Jan 2012 18:48:31 GMT
Font licenses have specific requirements on how, when, where, and in what quantity fonts /
font characters can be included in designs. Including / embedding a font in-total or significant
quantity in any design will likely violate re-distribution clauses ( depending on the license
in question ).

Converting the characters that are used in a design to outlines eliminates the need to include
/ embed any part of the font in a design ( this also makes designs portable ). The newly created
line-art, as part of a design, is now a derivative work.

Can someone copyright a font?

Yes! Fonts are 'HUGE' assets in the computer world. Have you ever heard of

Rick Winscot

On Friday, January 27, 2012 at 1:17 PM, Jeffry Houser wrote:

> > The logo should be in vector format to facilitate scaling... and to establish the
logo as a derivative work. You shouldn't include / embed any fonts in-total as that will likely
result in copyright infringement.
> You lost me on the last few lines
> How would having the logo in vector format establish it as a 
> derivative work? And what would it be derivative of?
> And can someone copyright a font? You just blew my mind. I suppose 
> it is a design in fixed form... I wonder how many fonts fall are unique 
> enough to warrant copyright protection.
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