http://dafont.com/en/top.php Notice the “beautiful” font, notice that it is identical to a familar font?
Both “Beautiful ES” and “Splendid ES” are rip-oﬀs of Bickham Script, which is protected by US Design Patents 407,108 and 426,570. This deﬁnitely infringes our patents. They didn’t even change the em square either, so it’s easy to see that the outlines seem to be stolen too (modulo conversion to TrueType), which would violate our copyright as well. I’ve pointed our legal and anti-piracy folks at it. T
Im glad Thomas, I love the orginial, and I was disturbed at how it could be on their “top100” and be so obviously and completely stolen. I was going to throw it to you speciﬁcally, but I ﬁgured you’d see it on the post.
Wow. Taking on Disney, Coca-cola, Pepsico and McDonalds, all at the same time? That’s pretty impressive.
Urp, right, Splendid is something else. But “Beautiful ES” is deﬁnitely Bickham Script. Should have looked more carefully. T
Thomas Adobe has a far bigger problem. I’m getting e-mails about one a week from people selling Photoshop CS for $79. Adobe should have a place on their site to be able to report the emails who follow this ripoﬀ practice. It annoys me I pay full freight for Adobe products and someone rips them oﬀ like this.
If you see such an oﬀer and want to report it, send an email to “firstname.lastname@example.org” (as listed on our Web site) Thanks! T
Also for piracy see the BSA.
Sadly, this post is ﬁtting as today is World Intellectual Property Day! Not kidding. http://www.wipo.int/about-ip/en/world_ip/2004/index.html
Will do Thomas, lets get rid of the pirates
Stephen said The other Bickham is Champignon. I beg to diﬀer. Champignon is a digital version of ‘Champion’ by Francois Boltana. I have samples of both in my Script Font ID Guide.
Mike you know how I said I get these illegal software oﬀers about once a week, well I got two today and forwarded the emails to the address you posted.
Sorry Mike I ment Thomas
Stephen tell be about your new image (its new to me). Exactly what is the guy holding (a head?).
Oh, if you’ve got an hour or so I could list all the rip-oﬀs that are available on DaFont. It’s pretty depressing…
The Splendid ES I see now looks to be something else. Perhaps Storm’s Splendid Quartett Italic.
Maybe Thomas got the names mixed up. The other Bickham is Champignon. I see plenty of other knockoﬀs on that page alone.
For example: Park Avenue, Shelley Allegro and Aquiline, and many others that I wish I had more time to ID right now.
> and many others that I wish I had more time to ID right now. Heh. I’ve toyed with the idea too, but there’s a couple of thousand fonts on there…
Thanks for correcting me, Mike. You’re right.