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I couldn't find this topic, but my guess is it has been discussed before. If it has, then please point me in the right direction, and sorry.
I'm starting up as a working graphic designer. I love typography and of course want to do right by the people who design type. However, reading, understanding and actually abiding to all the different EULAs is giving me a headache. Some are great, some are a pain in the ass, some are just not understandable.
So, is there any blog, article or some resources online for getting your head around this?
1)Why are there so many silly rules, like that you can only back up the file on one place?
2)If I buy a typefaces, I have the license to use it on up to 5 workstations (I assume this is "at any given time"). What happens if I start working for a design company? Can I use my license if I make the work/type or do the company have to buy a new one?
3)Why does it have to be so hard to keep up? I'm designing a magazine, and I found a beautiful body text. Ok, so out of respect to the foundry I'll cash out the 100 euros they want for two weights, it's well worth it. Ok, so now I got the font and the license to use it, BUT, when I want to put this free magazine of mine online, suddenly I don't own the font anymore. Now I have to rent it, with a price according to download. Now, I have some choices, I can not publish it online. I can change the font for online, or my free magazine doesn't get free. Whattheheck? I think this is the kind of stuff that makes people find free fonts tbh.
That was the things that confuses me atm :P