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Re: Two large groups of non-free fonts in main.

Nick Phillips <nwp@nz.lemon-computing.com> writes:

> On Tue, Dec 24, 2002 at 01:22:40AM -0500, Anthony DeRobertis wrote:
> > On Mon, 2002-12-23 at 20:36, Terry Hancock wrote:
> > 
> > > Do you mean by this that the US Copyright office does not recognize bitmap 
> > > fonts as "copyrightable work"?  (If so, this would be good to know).
> > 
> > The copyright office does not recognize fonts, period, as a
> > copyrightable work.
> Worth pointing out also that whatever the US or any other jurisdiction
> recognises as copyright, Debian tries in general to respect the wishes
> of the creator regardless.

For certain things, not for others.  In the case of fonts, the point
is that there really is no "creator", legally speaking.

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