Font Licensing Compliance
A $2 million dollar lawsuit was filed when presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s website was found to be using just one unlicensed font. London’s Campden Publishing was found to be using $156,000 in unlicensed fonts in its books. The fine could well have been in the millions. NBC Television was sued for $2 million because it had licensed a font for use on 3 systems but allowed it to be installed on many more systems.
Is your organization fully compliant? Are you sure? None of your employees have snuck a “freeware” or unlicensed commercial font onto any of your systems? Are fonts only installed on the allotted number of computers and no more? Are you willing to bet $2 million on that belief?
Fonts are commercial software licensed for specific uses, disallowed from other uses, and limited to activation on a certain number of computers.
What can you and can’t you do with your fonts? How are your fonts being used? How many seats (licenses) did you purchase for a given font? On how many computers is that font really installed? These are crucial, potentially costly questions. Do you know their answers for every font used by your organization?
Let our font licensing experts remove all the mystery for you. We’ll identify where and how your organization is using fonts, their licensing, and whether any are being used out of compliance. Then we’ll work with you to bring your organization into full compliance and establish policies and systems to stay that way.