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Stefan-Wichmann [Avatar]
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I cant find an information for the lizenz about the usage of fonts.
Can i use Fonts deliverd with cyberlink 365 for the following thins?
cover of my books (eBook ans print)
Usage in my Website (i think the fonts will been inserted into the windowssystem, so my Website-Programm will use the too.)
This Website describes my books and show reviews.

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Stefan
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Quote I cant find an information for the lizenz about the usage of fonts.
Can i use Fonts deliverd with cyberlink 365 for the following thins?
cover of my books (eBook ans print)
Usage in my Website (i think the fonts will been inserted into the windowssystem, so my Website-Programm will use the too.)
This Website describes my books and show reviews.

Best regards
Stefan


Hi,
I have never seen any Cyberlink specific guidance or licensing criteria relating to fonts.

The general terms are contained in the latest June 5th 2020 EULA here:
https://www.cyberlink.com/support/faq-content.do?id=24399

which has been updated to include the licensing requirements for Shutterrstock media.

As a general approach, I would presume any generally available Windows based font are covered by MS licensing which is summarised here:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/typography/fonts/font-faq

"Unless you are using an application that is specifically licensed for home, student or non-commercial use, we do not restrict you from selling the things you print and make using the Windows-supplied fonts."

A list of available MS fonts as of 11th June 2020 can be found here:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/typography/fonts/windows_10_font_list

so I would assume that any font on that list falls into the "free usage" category.

There are online sources to font licensing - examples are here:
https://designshack.net/articles/typography/what-is-a-font-license-and-do-i-need-one/
https://www.fonts.com/info/services/licensing-options

but it is not an area I am expert in and members would need to research the issue properly for their own projects.

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