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Text & Typography - March 2012

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 10:56 AM
Monthly Article, featuring each month's Daily Deviations, as well as links in and outside of deviantART.com!
In this edition you will find DDs featured by pica-ae from the Text and Typography galleries on deviantART.




Daily Deviations March 2012


this is playground by iqx STEAM ENGINE by GraphicTravelling Some people can by dualform
Disney Alphabet by alecalcano Phi Typeface - Poster 4 by caBG Triangles by aniadz
Sweet2 by Nio0n Kill Suicidal Thoughts by k-raki passion by ibrahimabutouq
Speak No Evil Typography by lok-ng


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nymphont Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Someone submitted my font Champagne & Limousines, and I reported it to dA, and they declined to remove it, saying I needed to file a DCMA take-down with them through email with them. It's odd because in the past they have always done this for me. Further still, I can tell this is the same person who had done this before, with a new account. In that instance it was removed after I reported it.

I of course own the copyrights, and redistribution of my font is not permitted in the terms for the font. In addition of being a permission issue, it is also a misrepresentation, as the person is only offering the regular style of the font, when it is a complete font family, intended to remain in tact, and it's an outdated version of the font.

I think they declined it because in the additional text box, I may have 'gone out of pocket,' by mentioning that this has been an issue for-ever on dA (regarding font submissions in general) and suggesting to counter the problem, perhaps when someone submits a deviation to the stock and resources font folder, they be informed that they must have permission to redistribute the font, and then they must acknowledge that they do in fact, have permission. They could do this with a check box or radio button for example.

I don't know, in any case, I was just supprised that they did not remove it, since they always have in the past. I can cite several locations where my authorship of the font and ownership of it's copyrights. One being my own submission to deviantART. And I did provide them that info in my report as well.

Is this how it is now? DeviantART does not respect the copyrights of fonts now? If so, that's pretty sucky in my opinion. Your insight would be greatly appreciated.

I mention this here because you link to the article on reporting deviations, and of course this pertains to typography so I assumed that perhaps font copyrights might be considered a concern here too. Thanks in advance.

~Lauren
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Sorry for the late reply, as you know I was on vacation.

This blog may explain some things, that concern this issue: [link] (tho its not exaclty refering to that)

As I am not totally up to date with those things, it may have changed in the last month, I would always suggest you send a ticket to the Help Desk :)

I always thought the DCMA was only a second option, especially used by people who do not have a dA account and therefore cannot use the report system.

The font gallery suffers from a lot of copyright violations, people even submit the fonts that are pre-installed on their PCs to the gallery, assuming those are "free fonts" :|

I hope this helped you a bit :)
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nymphont Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It helps but it I am still pretty distressed by this... thank you.
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I didn't reply in a while… did the issue get solved? If not, let me know, maybe I can help more than before :)
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nymphont Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much. No, the deviation is still there [link] If you could help I would greatly appreciate it :D
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I am collecting copyright violations in the fonts gallery at the moment, so if you come across other people who uploaded your fonts, please let me know :)
Not sure how long it will take to have the deviations in questions removed, but I hope it wont be too long
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nymphont Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aww, you rock. Thank you so much! I totally understand that it could take a while to remove such deviations, :D so no worries :D I will let you know if I come across any others. Thanks again so much :D
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I will try my best to make that gallery a bit cleaner :nod: :huggle:
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4EverYoungKid Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Awesome. :icondancekittyplz:
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
:XD:
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