[free-sklyarov] Internet News: Monotype says that Adobe is in the copy protection circumvention business

Richard M. Smith rms at computerbytesman.com
Wed Sep 4 09:45:21 PDT 2002

Adobe Takes Font Partners to Court

The move comes after Agfa Monotype, in May, accused Adobe of violating
the DMCA -- though it did not call Adobe by name, referring to it only
as "a software developer." 

In May, Monotype said Adobe's Acrobat product improperly alters its
fonts and sets their embedding bits at level 4, meaning that those who
receives a document using that font can install that font on their
computers without ever having to license the font from Monotype or its
subsidiary. Monotype said the software does this, even when the font's
creator has deliberately set its embedding level at level 1 (no
embedding at all) or level 2 (embedding for viewing and printing, but
not editing). 

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