SVG1.1 spec, on session 20:
The purpose of SVG fonts is to allow for delivery of glyph
outlines in display-only environments. SVG fonts that accompany
Web pages must be supported only in browsing and viewing
situations. Graphics editing applications or file translation
tools must not attempt to convert SVG fonts into system fonts.
The intent is that SVG files be interchangeable between two
content creators, but not the SVG fonts that might accompany
these SVG files. Instead, each content creator will need to
license the given font before being able to successfully edit
the SVG file. The font-face-name element
indicates the name of licensed font to use for editing.
Am I getting confused or is this part of the spec really promoting the use of DRM techniques for SVG Fonts?