February 27th, 2012 by Jim Kidwell
This January, TBS and Titleboy Films were sued by type foundry +ISM for the alleged misuse of the font Anthropolymorphics.
The font was used in the promotional materials for the Falling Skies television show. +ISM alleges that it has no record of a font purchase, and still that it’s standard license doesn’t cover promotional use.
While the original creative work was developed by Titleboy Films (dba Prologue), the lawsuit includes mention of both Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and Turner Network Television. +ISM is seeking the destruction of all offending materials.
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