I'm blanking out here .

Is there some open/free typefaces for the Web that y'all know about? I see a few at and want to use these as flagship ones in

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@Alonealastalovedalongthe on github != open. it's effectively coyprighted by the repo owner by default (I learned this recently)

Ughhh. Though they have links to licenses for each font in this case

@Alonealastalovedalongthe yeahh :( I'd still give it a look and get it from the source if possible.

thanks for linking me! :doge:

@jalcine @Alonealastalovedalongthe

Sorry (not sorry) to be That Guy about this, but this is a huge deal to me, that so few know this consequence of a country being party to the Berne Convention: Copyright springs into existence automatically.

@jalcine @Alonealastalovedalongthe

people use the word like a verb, sometimes, like it's something you *do*: Infinitive form, 'to copyright', he/she/it copyrights, you/we/they copyright, etc

but that's not it: It's the default state, once a qualifying work is created, basically. You just make it and BOOM copyright is immediately there.


Yeah. I see that kind of thing a lot.

But here's the thing: It's not a choice an artist makes, at least right off the bat. They can't help it, it's not their fault that copyright sticks to their stuff like some kind of legal afterbirth.

What they can do is license their work. But people hate on that whole process so much that many don't want to bother.

Which means the locked-down, long-lived legal default wins.


@jalcine @Alonealastalovedalongthe

Maybe fair use rights & right-of-first-sale confuses people if or when they hit the walls of copyright restrictions.

Plus, the US acceded to Berne comparatively only recently. The time when one did have to act specifically to put a work under copyright remains in living memory. Easy to see how some may have passed on stale info.

Plus, there are plenty of other intricacies to get caught up in.

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