The Extensis Community Blog
April 29th, 2013 by Edward Smith
We have posted a recording of the What’s New in Portfolio Server webcast, where you can see how easy it is to personalize Portfolio Server for a perfect fit within your organization or team.
If you’re new to Portfolio Server or digital asset management software, the beginning of the video also contains a brief intro on why you might need a DAM system and how Portfolio Server solves file management problems and improves efficiency.
There is limited time left to view our webcast with Pixar’s font expert, Terry Lee Moseley. The webcast covers Pixar’s entire creative workflow, and how server-based font management fits into their work.
The webcast recording expires on May 5, 2013.
So, if you or one of your colleagues would benefit from the vast experience that Pixar has, be sure to view the webcast today.
If you’re a sport photographer, with the major league baseball season just underway, it’s time to think about how you can quickly find that “money” shot from the thousands of images you’ve taken.
Using a digital asset management system like Portfolio Server helps sports teams quickly file, organize and convert photos, videos and other types of files. The Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers, Minnesota Twins, and others rely on Portfolio Server to quickly find and distribute their team photos and videos.
We recently created a resource to help MLB teams and other sports organizations get started with digital asset management for their sports photography collections: sports photography resources. Check it out and enjoy a slice of apple pie while you’re at it.
April 22nd, 2013 by Jim Kidwell
Interested in all things mobile, design, back-end and front-end development? Join me next week in Las Vegas for some in-depth investigation, and probably a little bit of play time, at Future Insights Live.
I’ve been able to grab a discount code that will save you 10% off registration. Just use my name, “James” in the promo code field when you register, and whiz-bang you’ve got your discount.
I’ll be speaking about how “Typography is the New Black” in the Design track of the second day of the conference. I hope to see you there!
April 22nd, 2013 by Jim Kidwell
Recently in the District Court of Lod, Israel, a lawsuit for NIS 5 Million ($1.4 US Dollar) was filed against Microsoft Corporation for intellectual property infringement of copyright for the font “Hadassah.”
The suit alleges that Microsoft copied the font when it was creating Hadassah monotype, and Hadassah Guttmann, which are included with the Microsoft Windows operating system and Microsoft Office.
A hefty sum, this case highlights the fact that copyright laws vary from country to country. Fonts are protected like computer software in the United States, with the software itself being the copyrighted material. In other countries, Israel included, the graphic forms themselves can be copyrighted, and thus this lawsuit.
As a creative professional, keeping yourself safe from lawsuits over creative material is important to understand how and where your work will be created and used. Understanding the copyright laws of the country where you work is critical. What you can do with a specific font is most often covered by your end user license agreement, yet cases like this extend beyond any license. Be wary of copying existing creative work when developing new creative works, as even though the physical shapes can’t be copyrighted in the US, that isn’t always the case in other countries.