Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thursday's Thoughts - Fonts and the Law

I just had to share this article I received in my email yesterday. It comes from the CrowdSpring blog and it's entitled The Law on Fonts and Typefaces: Frequently Asked Questions written by Ross.

In our paper crafting world, many of us create our own sentiments using fonts right off our computer and probably some fonts found from free font sites such as and others. I found this article to be particularly helpful to me and thought you might as well. Here is a quick excerpt from the beginning of the article:

The right typeface is often the key to a great logo, graphic or web design. But there’s much confusion and misinformation about typefaces, fonts and the law.

Many people do not understand the law governing the use of typefaces and fonts. Others incorrectly assume that they can freely use any typeface or font for any project.

When you purchase a commercial font, you are purchasing a license to use the font software. Your rights and obligations are defined in the End User License Agreement (EULA). Those agreements will vary among fonts and among font makers – so read them very carefully to understand what you can and cannot do with the fonts you’re licensing. For example, some agreements will restrict the number of computers on which you can install a font.
 Be sure to visit  The Law on Fonts and Typefaces: Frequently Asked Questions to finish reading the entire article. It's very informative and has some great question and answers at the end of the article. Go learn something! :)

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