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Bug 713504 - media-fonts/tengwar-fonts unclear license, removed upstream
Summary: media-fonts/tengwar-fonts unclear license, removed upstream
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal major (vote)
Assignee: Licenses team
Depends on:
Reported: 2020-03-19 17:31 UTC by Jonas Stein
Modified: 2020-03-19 17:42 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Jonas Stein gentoo-dev 2020-03-19 17:31:08 UTC
The original upstream page
"This Content has been removed at the request of the Tolkien Estate."
As far I see was the original font by "Tolkien Estate". 
It was somehow reverse engineered and distributed with an unclear non-commercial license. Distribution and mirroring was not explicitly allowed.

-> last riting.

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2020-03-19 17:42:45 UTC
Hm, the Tengwar were created by Feanor in the First Age (Y.T. 1250), so certainly any copyright has expired by now? :)