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Re: 'impact' ttf license?

thanks to all of you for the information.


On Wed, Mar 15, 2000 at 05:02:26AM -0800, Joseph Carter wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 15, 2000 at 12:17:04PM +0100, Stefan Ott wrote:
> > i'm planning to package a perl tool i made (available at
> > http://tools.desire.ch/perlbeat) which includes some gifs using the IMPACT
> > (windows) truetype font.
> > now i wonder if this is ok, because i don't know about impact's license.
> > does anyone?
> Distribution of rendered fonts is legal provided that you aquired the font
> rendered legally.  That is to say, if you have a legal copy of a font you
> are entitled to use it.  Case law for this predates computers by at least
> 100 years and comes from the day that fonts were made of metal and put
> into printing presses.
> -- 
> Joseph Carter <knghtbrd@debian.org>               GnuPG key 1024D/DCF9DAB3
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> <jgoerzen> stu: ahh that machine.  Don't you think that something named
>            stallman deserves to be an Alpha? :-)
> <stu> jgoerzen: no, actually, I'd prolly be more inclined to name a 386
>       with 4 megs of ram and a 40 meg hard drive stallman.
> <stu> with a big fat case that makes tons of noise and rattles the floor
> * Knghtbrd falls to the floor holding his sides laughing
> <stu> and..
> <stu> double-height hard drive

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