Ask DN: Font usage without a license?
7 years ago from Zoltán Hosszú, ⚡️ Creator of things ⚡️
I've been using TypeKit for my websites when a custom font is needed, mostly because it's integrated in Adobe CC so I'm already paying for it, might as well use it.
Let's be honest, fonts are pretty expensive. Especially if you want to buy a license for every platform. I never actually paid more than a few dozen bucks for one. So before TypeKit existed I mostly just downloaded them from torrent and implemented it in the client's website if they wanted something special.
Have you guys and gals ever heard of anyone actually getting (threatened to be) sued over using a font they didn't own? I'm mostly looking for anecdotal evidence, not hard facts. Always wanted to ask fellow designers about this :)
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