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Legal Issues Relating to Fonts

Published 04.02.13 at 16:07

It has been long established in English law that copyright extends to typeface and yet copyright in relation to fonts is often overlooked by those who use them. This can prove to be a serious oversight given that the repercussions are no less serious than for any other copyright infringment and opens up a business to the same liability as with any other illegal use of software.

This factsheet covers the essential information in regards to the legal issues surrounding the use of fonts.

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Please note that this article discusses the legal position in the UK at the time of publication. It provides general information only but is not to be regarded as legal advice. You must take advice from a specialist lawyer in relation to your specific circumstances. Further, you should seek additional legal advice when dealing with parties based in other parts of the world or works originating from other parts of the world as the legal position may vary.

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