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A&S Font Robbery

Discussion in 'Fonts and Typography' started by sardocs, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. sardocs

    sardocs Active Member

    Jun 17, 2005
    pender harbour bc
    A client sent me this link to show me what he wants on the back of his new yacht. It looks like "Captain John" has a font that is "borrowed" from our friend Steve at A&S.

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  2. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

    Mar 25, 2006
    Mars Florida
    How do you know the font wasn't bought and paid for? I must be missing something.
  3. sardocs

    sardocs Active Member

    Jun 17, 2005
    pender harbour bc
    Well, I bought the font as "Cricket" from A&S. They are reselling it as Jazzy. Maybe there is no issue, I just thought it seemed funny to see it listed with a different name.
  4. royster13

    royster13 Very Active Member

    Apr 3, 2009
    Montrose BC
    I rename font as well.....Do not want others to have an easy way to figure it out.....
  5. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

    Feb 27, 2007
    I was just on a free font site and saw that very same font under a different name.
  6. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

    Sep 11, 2003
    Olympia, WA
    Please supply a link to it or at least contact Steve C so he can do something about it.
  7. Steve C.

    Steve C. Very Active Member

    May 22, 2003
    I appreciate the attention to this matter. Capt. John's is a regular customer
    of Signfonts. He has paid for all the fonts he uses. It appears that he is offering
    it as a choice for Boat lettering and not a font for sale. Not sure about the
    name change, but I will contact him to see what is the deal. Pretty sure it
    is nothing to be concerned about. but I am thankful when friends let me know
    about font theft. BTW, I think he is a member here.
  8. Jackpine

    Jackpine Major Contributor

    In found a couple of sites and contacted Steve. He is appreciative for the heads up.
  9. Steve C.

    Steve C. Very Active Member

    May 22, 2003
  10. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

    Oct 19, 2009
    BTW, your fonts ROCK!, I use the ones I got from you all the time and plan to get some more soon!
  11. bjones

    bjones Member

    Nov 1, 2007
    Shouldn't jump to such fast conclusions and make accusations, it's not anyone here's job to publicly police things like this unless you are absolutely positive what you are stating is true. Now you know the person did purchase the fonts, but really that's nobody's business but his and now there's a thread on the internet forever painting him in a bad way. (I have no idea who captain john is by the way)

    Nothing wrong with looking out for each other, but un-provable knee jerk public witch hunts are not cool IMHO. If you must, take it private to the person concerned.

    Sorry to have such a reaction to this, but it seems more and more prevalent on just about every site I frequent for people to do this and too many good people doing the right thing end up getting hurt by it even though the original intent is in itself meant to be good.

    One real question I have from it all though that really has me curious, if I pay for a font and I choose to offer it as an option in artwork (not selling the font itself, just creating artwork that uses it which usually is part of a font license) does it really matter what I call that font or can I give it a name that fits my company's theme when used? The customer doesn't know it's real name or care really, they just want something 'retro' or whatever.

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