The more you know: font licensing edition

October 12th, 2009  |  Tags:

In what is surely an act of cosmic retribution for Jay Leno’s increased profile, The Font Bureau has filed suit against NBC for copyright infringement. I don’t know what’s more implausible: that NBC somehow doesn’t have a creative-department-wide license for Interstate, or that, as Chris Foresman implies, the incidence of copyright infringement (which is currently handled properly by the courts) somehow could be construed as a reason to break every application and operating system that can currently use OpenType fonts in order to enfeeble the format with DRM.