Can someone help me clarify what counts as ePublication, for fonts in PDFs made available online? This is a general question, not just pertaining to Adobe fonts.
The context is a non-profit publication. Each issue is available in print and online for free- money comes from ads in each issue. Online issues are available as PDFs of the printed version, which can be downloaded from the website.
I realize that answers may depend on individual font licences, but I’m trying to get a general sense. What counts as ePub use is nebulous when it comes to PDFs. (And by ePub I mean the licence type- not a specific format.)
Licenses are individually written and you can’t generalise; you must read them or get a statement from the font licensor. If a font license says the font can’t be used on a Tuesday or in green ink, this applies. Some licenses do forbid use in a PDF. Some font licenses do forbid outlining. The Adobe Fonts subscription license DOES allow use in a PDF.
Okay- that's what I thought. (I was hoping there'd be a generalization of some kind. Oh well.)