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Font licensing confusion

New Here ,
Oct 10, 2022 Oct 10, 2022

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I have an e-commerce platform and I'm using free Google Fonts and I would like to use some of the web fonts from my CC subscription on the frontend.

 

My platform has multiple e-commerce frontends - one frontend per brand. 

 

Where the question is - can I use my CC web fonts to stylize a page if I allow a user to select which font is used to stylize the page?

 

 

 

 

 

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Oct 10, 2022 Oct 10, 2022

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Hi @Someotherguy, It's best to consult a legal professional (which I am not) who can advise you on your particular set of circumstances. Consider this: What happens if you no longer subscribe to Creative Cloud and/or if a particular font is no longer available through Adobe fonts? Though you don't explain particulars, I imagine your e-commerce site allows users to add their own text to a product, such as a coffee cup or a tee-shirt. The site provides some type of menu of fonts that they can select from. That font is then applied to the product purchased and delivered. I would want to ensure that the font selection was foolproof for all scenarios. You wouldn't want a case where a user came back to purchase more items, only to find that the font was no longer available. There are a lot of choices with Google fonts. You could also hire someone to create a few custom fonts for you that you wholly own. Here is the page with information about Adobe Font licensing, which may help you further. https://helpx.adobe.com/fonts/using/font-licensing.html.

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Oct 11, 2022 Oct 11, 2022

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Also, consider the licensing. If you are making a site for someone else (different company) to manage, it is THEIR Adobe Fonts subscription which must be used; you cannot set up a site for someone else using your subscription... 

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