Please, never cite the 1988 decision of the US copyright office without highlighting even more that they dramatically revised that decision in 1992 (arguably reversed it, in effect, for modern digital fonts), just three years and four months later.Scott-Martin Kosofsky said:
This University of California Davis law review article, from 2009, offers a pretty good overview of U.S. copyright law in regard to fonts and typeface design, as well as other aspects of U.S. law that bear upon it: https://lawreview.law.ucdavis.edu/issues/43/1/articles/43-1_Lipton.pdf. The 1988 decision of U.S. Copyright Office on the copyrightability of digital typefaces can be read here: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Policy_Decision_on_Copyrightability_of_Digitized_Typefaces.
Yes, lots of bugs have been reported, and lots of bugs that get fixed. Just to give you some idea, in the past month we have averaged 30+ bug fixes per week. So if you think you see a fair number of bugs reported in the forum, well, sure. But there have been a ton of things fixed as well.Josh_Finklea said:Hmm, so tons of bugs and missing features posts daily on the Fontlab 6 forum, and it jumps straight from alpha to retail release?