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(Boing Boing)   Goldman Sachs releases its own font Goldman Sans, forbids criticism of Goldman Sachs with it. LGT criticism of Goldman Sachs using Goldman Sans   (boingboing.net) divider line
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2020-06-26 3:29:44 AM  
4 votes:

BolloxReader: padraig: NotARocketScientist: Because what this world needs to save it from all it's troubles, is a new font.

/can't tell most of them apart.
//It's like being tone deaf but in print.

Netflix create its own font to stop paying royalties for using Gotham.

On a financial point of view, it makes sense.

Releasing it for public use with a "we can alter this license whenever we want" is downright predatory. I mean really evil. Im expecting that in two years they will update it to "$1000 per web page" paid license, effective five business days after public notice is printed in the New York Times, perhaps as a crossword puzzle hint.


The correct font for text referring to Goldman Sachs is *always* gonna be Comic Sans...
 
2020-06-26 3:21:18 AM  
3 votes:

padraig: NotARocketScientist: Because what this world needs to save it from all it's troubles, is a new font.

/can't tell most of them apart.
//It's like being tone deaf but in print.

Netflix create its own font to stop paying royalties for using Gotham.

On a financial point of view, it makes sense.


Releasing it for public use with a "we can alter this license whenever we want" is downright predatory. I mean really evil. Im expecting that in two years they will update it to "$1000 per web page" paid license, effective five business days after public notice is printed in the New York Times, perhaps as a crossword puzzle hint.
 
2020-06-26 8:20:36 AM  
2 votes:
Goldman Sachs is a criminal organization.
 
2020-06-26 9:47:37 AM  
1 vote:

Linux_Yes: Tyrone Slothrop: Goldman Sachs is a criminal organization.

They own quite a few congressmen too. They r front and center on capital hill.


They also have a shiatty legal department.  The "you can't disparage us using this font" bullshiat is about as enforceable as some of the 1990's video EULA's.  Even if you could find a judge that would listen to that one without laughing, you could just as easily change a couple pixels in the font and do it anyway - as long as it's not commercial use (and especially if it's parody) you'd still be screwed with any attempted enforcement.  This kinda stupid absolutely screams outside of the allowable scope for a licensing agreement.  At about 200db.
 
2020-06-26 7:21:09 AM  
1 vote:
Just wait until they lock it up in a vault and refuse to let anyone use it like that asshole did with Vantablack.
 
2020-06-26 3:27:42 AM  
1 vote:

BolloxReader: padraig: NotARocketScientist: Because what this world needs to save it from all it's troubles, is a new font.

/can't tell most of them apart.
//It's like being tone deaf but in print.

Netflix create its own font to stop paying royalties for using Gotham.

On a financial point of view, it makes sense.

Releasing it for public use with a "we can alter this license whenever we want" is downright predatory. I mean really evil. Im expecting that in two years they will update it to "$1000 per web page" paid license, effective five business days after public notice is printed in the New York Times, perhaps as a crossword puzzle hint.


I agree with you, but I see it more as a "while we are doing this, why not..." by a bunch of typical lawyers. Because I don't think even they think newspapers around the world are going to rush using it.
 
2020-06-26 2:47:45 AM  
1 vote:
Because what this world needs to save it from all it's troubles, is a new font.

/can't tell most of them apart.
//It's like being tone deaf but in print.
 
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