Who would have thought about the fonts?

Here is the scenario – you buy new computers for the office that all come with an upgraded version of the latest operating system. On top of all that comes with the new operating system – training, compatibility issues with old computers, etc – did you ever think you would have to consider fonts??? Well, what many IT managers don’t realize, or don’t have the bandwidth to consider, is that all fonts are licensed and need to be kept up to date.

Typefaces are considered software which carry their own copyrights and yes, licensing. Fonts are licensed under the terms of their respective applications’ End User License Agreements (EULAs). Dependent on your licensing agreement, any time you update, or don’t update, your fonts it may leave you out of compliance.

Fonts often used by design departments are also licensed by font software publishers (foundries) and using them means paying close attention to the terms of the license agreements. It’s also very important to be sure all employees are aware of the issue – downloading updated fonts from the internet is considered piracy and will surely put you out of compliance. In addition to downloading, files received from vendors and partners that contain pirated fonts may end up on your system.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Contact Us

If you have an urgent question regarding your software licensing or a software audit, please contact Miro right away.

(732)738–8511 x1208
Use the chat box on the right

About Us

Miro is a leading global provider of software asset management services, specializing in license management, audit advisory, negotiation tactics, support management, and cloud services. We help our clients maximize ROI on their software license investments, stay in compliance, and minimize the impact of audits. Miro's performance guarantee promises that our long-tenured, diverse, and passionate team of expert analysts provides insightful and actionable advice to help our clients achieve the best possible outcomes.