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Update: Harry Potter and the Stolen Font Lawsuit

I noted previously the ridiculous lawsuit against NBC for using someone’s “font” on Harry Potter merchandise, even though fonts are not covered by copyright, because “the software that generates computer-generated fonts are” covered by copyright. So apparently if “NBC Universal used the Cezanne Regular font software when designing merchandise” then they may be liable; but “if the designers traced the font, or reproduced it in some other manner,” they didn’t use the software so are not liable.

Well we have an update: NBC Universal settles dispute over use of “Harry Potter” font. Such a wonderful use of scarce resources.

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