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  • Might have been Quinn Keaveney of www.quitetype.com.  He made our microsite for Halyard and the condiment packets for Omnes Widths promotion.
  • I think you guys are all being way to hard on Google.  What you're describing is the natural outgrowth of a permanent beta mentality.  I like that their fonts are in different states of doneness.  We can't do this ourselves because we're stuck in a …
  • but... when you give a deep discount remember that you're doing them a favor.  That means you don't have to "give away the store".  It can be non exclusive so that what they do pay helps you to get close to a retail release.
  • Depending on who the client is they may be able work in that role.  Sometimes there's a commissioning designer who really understands fonts and can do it.  But in an ideal world someone is on the team who has the fluency to tell you if you're gettin…
  • I will say you want a Cyrillic expert.  We learned something interesting when we did an expansion of Omnes to four new scripts (two of which will be available through Adobe soon).  You're not exactly matching the look of the font but the feel.  That…
  • It has come to my attention that a claim of copyright infringement needs to be enforced where the violation happened.  After learning that it hit me like a lightning bolt that all the high profile cases that were brought as copyright were not just b…
  • They contacted us last year.  The request for the files gave me pause too but I eventually gave them a limited license.  I think the benefit of being on a well respective list outweighs any risk.  
  • @Mark Simonson As I understand it having done research but not being a lawyer: Basically yes, to elaborate... A work that is eligible for copyright has it by default upon publishing.  You have to file in order to seek redress in a court.  If you fi…
  • I hope I'm not about to embarrass myself...  I'm business side and I know very little about the technology.  But I also know that stupid questions from lay people can be useful in this sort of conversation.  So, a thought experiment: I'm really stu…
  • John- Understood.  And that is not under threat at the moment, right? Joyce 
  • John - I'm not making an argument that copyright protection is superfluous.  I know my history. Instead, I'm making a nuanced point that might not be coming through on this medium.  I'll spell it out.   Again, I'm not an attorney, so grain of sal…
  • Scott  - I've managed more than 30 license enforcements- most very large.  We never once uttered the word copyright .   In my experience the sort of infrigers you refer to are much more likely to have too little licensing rather than none at all.…
  • It is not true that we'd have no legal protections without copyright law.  We'd have contract law.  It would mean some shifts in thinking for some people but it's hardly a death knell for the industry.  That doesn't mean it isn't worth trying to hav…
  • A 20 minute solo talk not on the "sexy" intellectual eulae content stuff?  20 minutes on how to use the documents to manage the client in the process of negotiations and completion of a project?  Stuff like how to diplomatically discouraging them fr…
  • @Thomas Phinney that's the best compliment anyone could give me.  May I one day earn the right to put "incredibly sane" on my grave stone. A process note :  we do have a word version of our eula (and standard addenda) that the client's attorney can…
  • @Robin Mientjes may you go a long time before you encounter it!  It is possible to have big clients and not have them try to rewrite your EULA.  It's just a random thing.  
  • @Robin Mientjes I do think there's another reason to have a robust and well written EULA (which includes both legal vetting and general clarity for lay people).  It means that you can be tougher with attorneys who want to edit your EULA.  This is …
  • @Johannes Neumeier I want so much to agree with you.  Perhaps having a bad EULA does alienate people... but I can tell you for certain that the people who tell me they love our EULA are almost never big spenders.  This is true even when it's a lic…
  • @Adam Ladd I think it's very reasonable to determine the worst case scenario and then make a risk assessment.  That can't really be done here with us.  You need to find a legal expert you trust and go through that process with them. However, I woul…
  • My understanding is that the reason has to do with the prominent use and an idea that it should cost more.  If I'm right means it has nothing to do with any legal concerns. Of course, I'm no attorney and this is the sort of thing it's likely differe…
  • I definitely disagree that no one ever pays in the range of 1 Million dollars for a font license - even a timed one.  And my bet is that anyone who says otherwise is parsing very carefully in order to justify their answer.  @Dave Crossland, where'…
  • @Cory Maylett :  First, violating a contract is not quite the same as breaking the law, so how about not throwing around the word "illegal" haphazardly? Second, my goal is to sell retail font licenses to the largest range of people possible.  If a…
  • @Cory Maylett  We all loose if the retail market goes away or becomes perceived as only for those who can not afford "better".  The passive income of retail sales beat the limited commodity of our time which we sell when we do exclusive custom proje…
  • @Cory Maylett  anything that scares potential game changingly large customers off is definitively bad PR.  
  • Thanks for posting this.  I've seen the articles about avoiding licensing costs.  I think it's clear we as an industry are accumulating bad PR.  Ug
  • @james montalbano - any idea why?