The Hidden Risks of Font Misuse Survey Report

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Recently Extensis (makers of Suitcase font management software) “surveyed a wide variety of creative professionals to learn how much they understand and how they approach font licensing. This survey illustrates how license comprehension, font swapping and more can lead your team into legal turmoil.”

Questions included:

  • Do designers bring personal fonts into the office?
  • Do designers bring personal fonts into the office?
  • Do designers transfer fonts out of the office?
  • Do designers read font licenses?
  • Are font licenses easy to understand?
  • Do designers understand what they are licensed to do with fonts?
  • Do you have problems tracking font use options?
  • Are employers not making usage requirements clear?

As you may imagine, more than half of the respondents said “yes” to all of these problem areas.

To see the full report, and learn how you can avoid some of the pitfalls, go to http://www.extensis.com/font-management/survey-report-hidden-risks-font-misuse/