[XeTeX] Arial and Times New Roman license?

Kārlis Repsons karlis.repsons at gmail.com
Tue Dec 22 11:59:00 CET 2009

looking with otfinfo at the files of those fonts (which eneded up in my Linux 
without requiring me to accept anything) show me what is in the attachment. 
Among other things it states: "You may not copy or distribute this software"! 
But I'm not sure what is the real, effective license of it? Monotype Imaging 
Inc. EULA as found at http://www.fonts.com/Legal/EOT_Eula.htm? (the provided 
license URL is dead).

So what is it, do I really have font distributed with Linux or through some 
package management system, which explicitly says, it can't be distributed?!
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Family:              Times New Roman
Subfamily:           Regular
Full name:           Times New Roman
PostScript name:     TimesNewRomanPSMT
Version:             Version 2.82
Unique ID:           Monotype:Times New Roman Regular:Version 2.82 (Microsoft)
Description:         This remarkable typeface first appeared in 1932 in The Times of London newspaper, for which it was designed.  It has subsequently become one of the worlds most successful type creations.  The original drawings were made under Stanley Morison's direction by Victor Lardent at The Times.  It then went through an extensive iterative process involving further work in Monotype's Type Drawing Office.  Based on experiments Morison had conducted using Perpetua and Plantin, it has many old style characteristics but was adapted to give excellent legibility coupled with good economy.  Widely used in books and magazines, for reports, office documents and also for display and advertising.
Designer:            Monotype Type Drawing Office - Stanley Morison, Victor Lardent 1932
Designer URL:        http://www.monotype.com/html/mtname/ms_welcome.html
Manufacturer:        Monotype Typography
Vendor URL:          http://www.monotype.com/html/mtname/ms_timesnewroman.html
Trademark:           Times New Roman® Trademark of The Monotype Corporation plc registered in the US Pat & TM Off. and elsewhere.
Copyright:           Typeface © The Monotype Corporation plc. Data © The Monotype Corporation plc/Type Solutions Inc. 1990-1992. All Rights Reserved
License URL:         http://www.monotype.com/html/type/license.html

This typeface is the property of Monotype Typography and its use by you is covered under the terms of a license agreement. You have obtained this typeface software either directly from Monotype or together with software distributed by one of Monotype's licensees.

This software is a valuable asset of Monotype. Unless you have entered into a specific license agreement granting you additional rights, your use of this software is limited to your workstation for your own publishing use. You may not copy or distribute this software.

If you have any question concerning your rights you should review the license agreement you received with the software or contact Monotype for a copy of the license agreement.

Monotype can be contacted at:

USA - (847) 718-0400            UK - 01144 01737 765959
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