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scanahand copyrights

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:06 am
by bobcdy
I noticed in my recently purchased Scanahand Pro that when I create a scanned font, there is a copyright notice by Scanahand for the font as show in FontCreator? Does this mean that High Logic has the copyright for all fonts created by Scanahand?

Re: scanahand copyrights

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:50 pm
by Erwin Denissen
No, we just add some text to it. The text is something like:

Made with Scanahand. Copyright © YourName 2011. All Rights Reserved.

Re: scanahand copyrights

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:09 pm
by DennisW
Is that even a legal copyright or would it hold up in court? Or do you have to actually file a copyright for your fonts? I've always wondered too about who owns the fonts or if they are public domain?

Re: scanahand copyrights

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:21 am
by Erwin Denissen
Unless you know otherwise, you should assume all fonts to be copyrighted works. If you have created a font yourself (without using anything from other fonts), it is your property.

In the US (and probably in several other countries) use of the copyright notice is nowadays optional. It is still wise to add a copyright notice, as it informs the public that the font is protected by copyright, and identifies the copyright owner.

Note: I'm not a lawyer, so the usual disclaimer applies here as well :wink:

Re: scanahand copyrights

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:28 pm
by Dave Crosby
All you have to do in the USA is write Copyright or use the symbol,your name and date. It is yours!
See: Font Law: