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?