Yes and no. Any file which embeds the font data, such as PDF or image formats, and any text that has been
I jumped into the world of epubs assuming any fonts that are on my computer are free to use. I was shocked to learn this isn't true.
However, I next learned that Adobe fonts can be used in epubs if you're subscribed to Creative Suite (I am). But I have a couple questions...
First, suppose I publish an epub that uses an Adobe font, and I cancel my subscription to Creative Suite two years down the road. Is my epub still legal?
Second, are the rules the same for using Adobe fonts on websites, in graphics, ads, etc.?
According to the information @ https://www.adobe.com/products/type/font-licensing/licensing-faq.html I'm can freely use Adobe fonts for everything EXCEPT on a website. I'm also assuming that an epub using an Adobe font remains legal even if I cancel my subscription.
Am I correct?
Adobe Fonts includes desktop fonts, web fonts and curated marketplace fonts.
Yes and no. Any file which embeds the font data, such as PDF or image formats, and any text that has been rasterized or outlined, will continue to display correctly. These types of files may be reproduced and distributed independent of your subscription status.
Documents that reference fonts on your computer, such as an InDesign or Word document, will show a missing fonts warning and use a default font from the program in place of the one from Adobe Fonts. You would need to purchase a new font license and install the fonts on your computer to continue to display and edit these files.
As with any electronic document, the fonts must only be used for viewing or printing existing content, not for creating new document variations, templates, or dynamic content.
You may also use the fonts to create print publications such as books or magazines, but you are not allowed to package or share the fonts with designers or print bureaus. There is no limitation on the number of impressions you may produce.