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Re: Can I use fonts in designs?
« Reply #5 on: May 15th, 2006, 10:44am »
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I do know that some fonts require a commercial use license.

Require how?
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Re: Can I use fonts in designs?
« Reply #6 on: May 15th, 2006, 2:46pm »
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Comicraft offers commercial fonts. Here are applicable links:
 
Company:
http://www.comicraft.com/
 
Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comicraft
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Re: Can I use fonts in designs?
« Reply #7 on: May 15th, 2006, 8:25pm »
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I took a quick look at Comicraft.  One shouldn't confuse the right to distribute a file containing a typeface definition (a so-called "font") with the typeface itself.  Once you buy/license the font, copyright isn't implicated through the distribution of works containing the font's typeface.  
 
Whether or not a software license for a font could restrict such distribution in an enforceable way, I don't know.  I haven't seen any case law on point.  At very least, before you buy/license a font, you should first ensure that the license doesn't purport to limit your use of the typeface (or works containing it).
 
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