Global Move by Leading Magazine Publishers Safeguards Against Costly Lawsuits; Select Extensis’ Universal Type Server 3 for Font Compliance Management

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Washingtonian Magazine, MetroCorp and Future Publishing Have Selected Extensis’ Universal Type Server to Ensure Font Compliance and Avoid Multi-Million Dollar Font Lawsuits as Recently Experienced by NBC

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Before we had Universal Type Server, we always bought licenses for our entire staff; Type Server has made it possible to buy fewer licenses by making font management easier.

Extensis®, a division of Celartem Inc., today announces that three leading magazine publishers are using Extensis Universal Type Server® to manage and distribute fonts to their publishing groups across the globe to secure font compliance across their organizations.

Font license agreements are just as strict as other software license agreements and come with substantial legal implications for misuse. NBC was recently served with a lawsuit for $2 Million by the Font Bureau Inc. (Brooklyn Office of the U.S. District Court, Case 1:09-cv-04286-SLT-JO), a typographic design firm, which alleges that the network infringed the firm’s fonts in marketing material used to promote its shows.

Companies across the world rely on Extensis Universal Type Server to ensure font compliance and avoid these costly oversights.

Washingtonian Magazine, MetroCorp (publisher of Philadelphia Magazine and Boston Magazine) and Future Publishing have all recognized the benefits of a server-based solution over decentralized font management solutions in ensuring font compliance.

Ed Haynes, IT Customer Services Manager at Future Publishing states, “We publish over one hundred titles and Universal Type Server gives us consistency across all of them and provides us with font usage reporting, which is essential for us to monitor our compliance.”

As font use is a key element in the day-to-day running of these publishers, a system that ensures consistency and efficiency without inhibiting creativity is vital.

Colin McSherry, Associate Art Director/ Mac Tech Support at Philadelphia Magazine agrees, “Universal Type Server allows us to delegate a large portion of font management responsibilities to a server that monitors font compliance.”

According to Paul Chernoff, Director of Information Technology at Washingtonian Magazine “Universal Type Server makes it easy for The Washingtonian to distribute fonts used only for a specific article. Recording the font license directly in the Type Server ensures that we don't accidentally exceed the font's license.”

Chernoff added, “Before we had Universal Type Server, we always bought licenses for our entire staff; Type Server has made it possible to buy fewer licenses by making font management easier.”

To learn how to keep your creative workflows safe and legal with effective font management, join Thomas Phinney (@thomasphinney), Extensis Senior Product Manager for Fonts and Typography, for this webcast recording that takes an insightful look into the world of font licensing.

About Universal Type Server
As the developer of the original font server on the market, Extensis has been perfecting the technology for over a decade. Many companies don’t realize that font license agreements are just as strict as software license agreements and come with substantial legal implications for misuse. High visibility companies, from entertainment to publishing, have been sued over font violation issues. Companies across the world- in industries from Publishing to Retail- rely on Extensis Font Server Technologies to securely manage their font libraries.

Product Highlights:

  •     Font Usage Reporting: View the number of seats in use for any font at any given time, and export the data.
  •     Font License Enforcement: Track license information and limit the access to any font at any usage level.
  •     Seamless Server Failover: Keep working even in cases where catastrophic events prevent access to your primary Universal Type Server.
  •     Robust Client Creativity Tools: ‘Find Similar’ fonts, exportable previews and Auto-activate within Adobe® Creative Suite applications including InCopy and Photoshop.
  •     New Adobe® InCopy® Support: Editorial users now have access to precise font auto-activation through plug-ins for Adobe InCopy CS4 and CS5.

Pricing and Availability
Extensis’ latest release, Universal Type Server 3, is available in 3 versions: Lite, Professional and Enterprise. Upgrades from Universal Type Server Professional 2 to Universal Type Server Professional 3, including client upgrades, are available free-of-charge to existing Universal Type Server Professional customers under a current annual service agreement (ASA). Universal Type Server Lite has an estimated retail price of US $1395, with an upgrade price of $698 US. Pricing for Professional and Enterprise editions is available from Extensis corporate sales.

Universal Type Server is available in English, French and German.
To learn more about Universal Type Server 3, visit

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About Extensis
Extensis® is a leading developer of software and services for creative professionals and workgroups. Their solutions streamline workflows, securely manage digital assets and fonts, and control corporate typographic branding. Used by hundreds of Fortune 5000 companies, Extensis' award-winning server, desktop, and web service products include: Portfolio Server® for digital asset management, Universal Type Server® for server-based font management, Suitcase Fusion™ for single-user font management, and the WebINK® web font rental service. Founded in 1993, Extensis is based in Portland, Oregon, and the United Kingdom. Extensis is wholly owned by Celartem Technology Inc., (JASDAQ Exchange: 4330). For additional information, visit

About Celartem
Celartem Technology, Inc. develops and delivers the best software and services for their markets—spanning digital content to energy management. Based in Tokyo, Japan, Celartem Technology has offices in New York, Beijing, the United Kingdom, Portland (US) and Seattle (US). Celartem Technology, Inc. is listed on Japan’s JASDAQ Exchange (4330) and is a new member stock of the J-STOCK index. For additional information, visit

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