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TorgoX (1933)

TorgoX
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Journal of TorgoX (1933)

Sunday June 27, 2004
02:02 AM

Fonts

[ #19527 ]
Dear Log,

What brought this font thing on is that as I was walking to the store the other day, I came up with the idea that "in the future, people will be about as likely to pay for music as they are now to pay for their fonts!".

And then I thought, wait, do other people pay for fonts? Sometimes? Never? Anyway, now I know.

Anyway, my simile doesn't exactly work well -- millions of people don't exactly say "I just saw the best sans font the other day!!!".

But I do think there's a wee bit of irony in the fact that the US is all gung-ho for DRM on software, and hell, even on genes; but that the US is one of the countries that doesn't allow patenting typefaces.

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  • ...the US is one of the countries that doesn't allow patenting typefaces.

    Are you sure the U.S. doesn't allow for a design patent [216.239.57.104] on typefaces?