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Serif wars

The article "Serif Wars: An Argument for the Protection of Typeface Design" by Lillian Abbott Pfohl from Liverpool. NY, discusses typeface protecting in the USA. Quotes: "The only reported decision squarely addressing the issue, Eltra Corp. vs. Ringer, held that typeface designs are uncopyrightable." [...] "Pirated designs will not benefit the public. Rather, new designs that take into account the needs of the new technology will provide the most benefit to the public, and copyright protection has long been the incentive of choice to encourage new graphic work." [...] "Typeface designs should be incorporated into the American scheme of copyright protection as works of authorship. To best press their case in Congress, typeface designers should focus on the incentive copyright provides to create the new designs required by computer-based media. The incentive of exclusive use for a set period of years should spark the design of more typefaces, with fairly little loss of access for the American public."

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