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

Seth David Schoen schoen at loyalty.org
Wed Sep 4 10:30:04 PDT 2002

Richard M. Smith writes:

> Adobe Takes Font Partners to Court
> http://www.internetnews.com/bus-news/article.php/1456481
> 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). 

I believe the author of this article is mistaken, and the incident in
May was actually about the "embed" program, not Acrobat:


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