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Determining "Redistributability"

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Good day!

I am a designer/technical writer at a software company and am having a difficult time determining whether or not we can develop a documents package that includes Myriad Pro. The end user would receive this typeface a part of our software installation process; I just can't seem to figure out how to find accurate information on this subject. Someone at typophile should be able to tell me!:

What do I need to do to determine--WITH ABSOLUTE CONFIDENCE--the legality of distributing this font?

Put another way: we are considering incorporating Myriad Pro into an installation that would affect 40,000 (yes, 40k) computers.

Thanks in advance for your advice!

Font Usage/ Licensing/ Permission

I'm a student and was wondering about a particular font and whether or not it can be used in a logo design or a poster for a school assignment. Or can this font be used for an actual logo design? I'd just like to know what sort of licensing it has.

There was a font used for the Venice Biennale 2012 by John Morgan Studio. I've e-mailed directly to his studio about licensing and what not and so far received no response. (Most likely very busy, no time to address a student)

Gameloft used a fan copy/mod of existing copyrighted/commercial font in an upcoming game

That's right. Gameloft is using Celestia Medium Redux, a fan modification of copyrighted Generation B. Someone needs to stop them.

Generation B, made by Harold's Fonts, is inspired by film logos and posters between 1950s and 1960s. It is one of the official fonts of Hasbro's current My Little Pony line up of toys, media franchise and official merchandises. It's also in the subtitle part of the logo of the current generation's well-known cartoon show, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.