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To the question "So my question is, what is the difference between me using FontLab to design my own version of say, Times, using say, the Adobe variant, as my "template" and all the other foundries doing more or less the same thing for all their versions of Times? What makes it unethical for individuals but ok for type foundries?", Richard Kinch replied in March 2003: "It isn't a logically consistent or defensible position, but the position of US font copyright advocates seems to be that you can't copy their Bezier curve control points directly, or derivatively. If you come up with ("fit") your own original curve data to create your version of the same shape, using analogs or bitmaps, then that's OK. The presumption is that you can have slightly different shapes that yield the same visual result, and that somehow choosing such a curve-fit variation is a creative process of human authorship. Hah."

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