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Asking for fonts
« on: June 16, 2010, 10:00:06 PM »
I need to ask everyone NOT to create posts asking if others have a certain font or even asking in existing threads. While I know it can be very convenient it is also illegal and I don't need the font police showing up at the B4Print doorstep.
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Re: Asking for fonts
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2010, 07:13:29 AM »
Oooooh, Some people are in trouble.
Is it some kind of fine or a brief stint in the House of Many Doors?
Has anyone ever really gotten in trouble for this type of of thing?   Just wondering.
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Re: Asking for fonts
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2010, 07:49:07 AM »
Well, not much wondering to do.   b4p is a public forum.   Given a stationary target, I'm sure there are a few of the bigger foundries with the motivation to pursue it if they saw the right opportunity.
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Re: Asking for fonts
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2010, 08:37:08 AM »
Seriously though, is their a fine if a person gets busted.
I don't know anyone who has ever been busted for this kind of thing or pirated apps.
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Re: Asking for fonts
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2010, 09:50:19 AM »
yep, they were in Dallas a few years back and busted a few printers for illegal fonts and software.
I personally was stunned, believing it (the font police) to be an urban legend.
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Re: Asking for fonts
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2010, 10:09:18 AM »
Yeah, I knew better.

My bad.
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Re: Asking for fonts
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2010, 10:58:55 AM »
10 lashes with a wet noodle!


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Re: Asking for fonts
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2010, 11:50:18 AM »
Next time I'll just PM everyone and ask individually  :evil:
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Re: Asking for fonts
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2010, 12:12:55 PM »
It was a few years back but I remember software companies make a major offensive.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/124377/us_companies_fined_for_using_illegal_software.html

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Re: Asking for fonts
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2010, 12:16:07 PM »
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Re: Asking for fonts
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2010, 12:29:19 PM »

It was a few years back but I remember software companies make a major offensive.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/124377/us_companies_fined_for_using_illegal_software.html

Way back at an ad agency I worked for a disgruntled fired employee ratted us out to someone about installing multiple versions of Illustrator, PhotoShop, etc with only a single license. Some auditors came out and had us install a piece of software and then print out what we had installed and a list of serial numbers. Essentially, we only did it on his computer so he could preview layouts. It was OS7 or 8 at the time, and we were constantly annoyed by the license issue because when he had it open, we couldn't open ours because of the popup ('this application is already installed and running on another computer on the network'). We were happy to remove the install, and the auditors didn't make a big deal out of it; I don't even think we were fined.

Around the same time, my roommate took our cable box to someone who put a chip in it that got use free movies channels and pay-per-view. Right before a Tyson fight, the cable company sent out a bullet, but the bullet destroyed good boxes as well as illegal ones. They ended up visiting each customer and replaced their set top box. Later I got served with papers in a lawsuit by the cable co. for having unlawfully altering my box. I could pay them $2,500 and they'd drop the charges or face them in court and maybe have to pay up to $25,000. I chose to ignore it, and nothing ever came of it. Never showed up on my credit report. Never appeared as a judgement against me. Never got a notice to appear.

I think they immediately filed documents, so they could pursue later... but then they caught so many people, and had so much paperwork, they just gave up. Either that or they sold out to another cable co., who did nothing with the suit.
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Re: Asking for fonts
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2010, 02:05:43 PM »

I need to ask everyone NOT to create posts asking if others have a certain font or even asking in existing threads. While I know it can be very convenient it is also illegal and I don't need the font police showing up at the B4Print doorstep.


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Re: Asking for fonts
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2010, 02:09:05 PM »


I need to ask everyone NOT to create posts asking if others have a certain font or even asking in existing threads. While I know it can be very convenient it is also illegal and I don't need the font police showing up at the B4Print doorstep.


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Re: Asking for fonts
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2010, 02:11:13 PM »
Yeah, well I've given a lot more than I've got, so burn me from both ends.
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Re: Asking for fonts
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2010, 02:14:46 PM »

Yeah, well I've given a lot more than I've got, so burn me from both ends.


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