What the font? Understanding Commercial Licensing

In The Loop Font Designed by Patrick Seymour

Did you know that a lot of font styles require users to purchase a commercial license before use?

Fonts are intellectual property and subject to restrictions just like software.

Is your mind blown right now?! This is something many folks have never given a moment’s thought. But it makes sense once you consider it. Font designers work incredibly hard to develop well-rounded fonts with a full character palette, weights, glyphs.

With growing markets for couture font styles like Creative Market and My Fonts, free download sites like DaFont, 1001Free Fonts and Behance, the stipulations get a little confusing.

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