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Re: figlet fonts - GPL-ok?

On 18-Aug-01, 22:46 (CDT), Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org> wrote: 
> Bitmapped fonts are not copyrightable in the United States.
> Hinted fonts, because they contain what could be construed as
> algorithmic or programmatic constructs, are copyrightable.

That sounds more like a distinction for a patent than a copyright. I
can copyright a painting (or rather, copyright applies to paintings,
photography, and other visual works). Has there been a published
decision that copyright doesn't apply to bitmap font?


Steve Greenland <stevegr@debian.org>
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