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W3CThe World Wide Web Consortium is an international group where member organizations, a full-time staff and the public work together to develop Web standards. The mission of the W3C is “to lead the World Wide Web to its full potential by developing protocols and guidelines that ensure long-term growth for the Web.”

Monotype Imaging joined the W3C to help establish and standardize a secure font format for font embedding on the Web. We hope that these efforts ultimately lead to more typographic freedom for Web designers. Monotype Imaging offers an end user license agreement permitting EOT font embedding of our Linotype®, Monotype®, ITC® and Image Club™ selections into non-commercial Web sites. Separate licensing for commercial Web sites is also available. Read the announcement.

BSAMonotype Imaging is a member of the Business Software Alliance, an organization that promotes a safe and legal digital world. The BSA is the voice of the world’s software industry before governments and in the international marketplace. The BSA educates consumers on software management and copyright protection, cyber security, trade, e-commerce and other Internet-related issues.

Monotype Imaging has teamed up with the BSA to promote font software licensing awareness, which can be summed up through eight golden rules, produced by several font and technology suppliers including Monotype Imaging and Microsoft. Monotype Imaging’s free, downloadable Fontwise® Fontcheck™ font counting tool is available to help discover the number of fonts on your computer. The tool may also be downloaded from the BSA’s software asset management Web site.

FASTThe Federation Against Software Theft operates a font software group chartered to raise awareness of fonts as intellectual property and licensable software. The group offers free information and impartial advice to individuals, companies and organizations on font licensing and risk assessment.

FAST remains the only organization in the world that represents both software publishers and their customers. FAST has successfully lobbied the British parliament for changes in the Copyright Act of 1956 to reflect the needs of software authors and publishers. The work of FAST has influenced directly the way software copyright law and investigations are conducted in several countries.

Monotype Imaging Ltd. has joined forces with FAST to tackle the issue of unlicensed font software.

SOTAThe Society of Typographic Aficionados is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion, study, and support of all things related to type – its history, its development, its designers, its admirers and its use in the world of print and digital imagery. The goals of SOTA are to further the development of type, typographical information and typography and to appreciate on multiple levels the attributes of type, typography, design, the book arts and calligraphy. A major vehicle that allows SOTA to pursue its goals is through its annual conference, TypeCon, held in a different city each year.

Allan Haley, director of words and letters at Monotype Imaging, is the chairman of the SOTA board of directors.

AtypiThe Association Typographique Internationale is the nonprofit global forum and focal point for the type community and business. Members of ATypI include typeface and graphic designers, publishers, art directors, educators, calligraphers, stone-cutters, software writers and suppliers, and manufacturers and vendors in the graphic arts industry.

ATypI focuses on several areas in addition to goals of preserving the culture, tradition and history of type and typography. Subjects include promoting contemporary digital fonts, encouraging outstanding typography and typographic design, campaigning for the protection of typeface designs, offering an arbitration service for issues raised between members, influencing legislators around the world, running conferences, and publishing journals, newsletters and other publications.

In addition to its membership, Monotype Imaging has been a sponsor of ATypI’s annual type conference.

TDCThe Type Directors Club is an international organization for people devoted to excellence in typography, both in print and on screen.

The TDC works to raise the standards of typography and related fields of the graphic arts, and to provide inspiration, simulate research, further education, and disseminate information relating to the typographic arts. The TDC awards scholarships to promising students of typography. Typographic luminaries such as Matthew Carter, Ed Benguiat and Hermann Zapf have been awarded the TDC medal for their contributions to the life, art and craft of typography. The TDC also sponsors an annual typographic competition and publishes the quarterly Letterspace newsletter.

Allan Haley, director of words and letters at Monotype Imaging, is a past president of the TDC.

AIGAAIGA, the professional association for design, is committed to furthering excellence in design as a broadly-defined discipline, strategic tool for business and cultural force. AIGA is the place design professionals turn to first to exchange ideas and information, participate in critical analysis and research and advance education and ethical practice.

Founded as the American Institute of Graphic Arts in 1914, AIGA today represents more than 16,000 designers through national activities and local programs developed by 48 chapters and more than 150 student groups.

Allan Haley, director of words and letters at Monotype Imaging, is director of AIGA Typography, an AIGA organization. Monotype Imaging has also been a sponsor of AIGA’s annual conference.

WynkynThe Wynkyn de Worde Society took its name from William Caxton’s journeyman, Wynkyn de Worde, who became the first printer to set up shop on London’s famous Fleet Street.

Members of the society make up a wide spectrum of people dedicated to excellence in all aspects of printing and the various stages of its creation, production, finishing and dissemination. The society has continually looked beyond the ever-changing techniques of the world of printing to the proliferating spheres of communication.

Contact us to find out more or inquire about Monotype Imaging’s memberships in various industry organizations.


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