pla writes: Cory Doctorow reports (and
FontFeed confirms, with
better fact-checking) that the French governmental agency in charge of enforcing their new "Three Strikes" Law, Hadopi, has made
use of not just one, but two unlicensed fonts in their official logo.
One of these, "Bienvenue", exists only as a privately owned font
designed exclusively for France Telecom with no licensing terms available whatsoever. Hadopi claims they never intended that version
of the logo for release — Despite having registered it (complete with infringing fonts) as a trademark two months ago. For the other font used
in their logo (including both the original and the replacement), "Bliss", they didn't purchase a license to use it until the very day they found it necessary
to release a non-infringing replacement logo.