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Topic: Asking for fonts (Read 11194 times) previous topic - next topic

Asking for fonts

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
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.
Son you better watch your back when a poor man gets the blues.

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Reply #2
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
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.
Son you better watch your back when a poor man gets the blues.

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Reply #4
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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Reply #5
Yeah, I knew better.

My bad.
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Reply #6
10 lashes with a wet noodle!


arrrrrrg!
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Reply #7
Next time I'll just PM everyone and ask individually  :evil:
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Reply #9
Sorries.... :sad:
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Reply #10

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

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.


Guilty here. No problem Joe.
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Re: Asking for fonts

Reply #12


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.


Guilty here.


FONT THIEF!! BURN HIM!!

Re: Asking for fonts

Reply #13
Yeah, well I've given a lot more than I've got, so burn me from both ends.
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"I look forward to the sweet release of death..." Dave, on behalf of all Prepress

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