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[ARSCLIST] OT: Copyright and typefaces
Copyright can be asserted for both PostScript and TrueType fonts:
PostScript is printable and subject to human interpretation; TrueType is
an executable program. Needless to say, the commercial faces have
copyright notices in readable form within their headers.
The oddity arises when one uses a program to construct a font of one's
own. I have used several such and each has embedded a copyright notice
in the product - asserting that the rights belong to the publisher of
the program used. It's as though Shure had the rights to a recording
made with their microphones.
Since the PostScript file can be edited with a text editor, one could
easily change the notice to assert rights of the person who created it -
but is that legal? I wonder whether the original assertion is valid.