Dubai Font(

over 6 years ago from ミンニシオ 。, デザイナー

  • Bob CechacekBob Cechacek, over 6 years ago

    The license mentions limited license is actually for their website, not for the “font software”.

    The part that mentions “font software” starts on page 11 of this literary epic. (It’s funny, they clearly did a shoddy copy&paste job in that part. 24-A4-pages-long literary epic; fun read for lunch break. :D )

    Anyone considering the font for a client would probably need to hire a lawyer to go through this. All this unnecessary legalese mumbo-jumbo will only deter people who considered using this “free” Monotype font.

    Here are the relevant excerpts:

    “("Digital Products" means websites, promotional or marketing content delivered via the Internet for display on Output Devices. A Digital Product includes banner ads and display advertisements shown on websites, advertisements in web applications and advertisements in Applications. A Digital Product does not include an Application;”

    (e) “to access, download and use the Font Software to (i) create Digital Products or allow a third party to create Digital Products on the Licensee’s behalf; and (ii) embed the Font Software into Digital Products and publish such Digital Products. If the Licensee allows a third party to use the Font Software on the Licensee’s behalf to create Digital Products, the Licensee agrees that (i) such third party will only use the Font Software to create Digital Products on the Licensee’s behalf; (ii) the Licensee will make such third party aware of the terms of this Agreement; (iii) the Licensee will ensure that such third party destroys and deletes all Font Software in its possession and/or control upon completion of their use of the Font Software on the Licensee’s behalf; and (iv) the Licensee shall remain responsible for all acts and omissions of such third party with regards to their use of the Font Software. The Licensee shall embed the Font Software into the Digital Product in a secure manner which does not allow an End User to access the Font Software outside of the Digital Product or permit the extraction or installation of the embedded Font Software.”

    (Technically, anyone can extract an embedded web font from any website, so its use for web is not allowed, but I believe other font shops also include this part, so it’s probably fine.)

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    • Jrtorrents Dorman , over 6 years ago

      Under 2. License, they make specific metion of font. They say that's it's free to use for non-commercial works

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      • Bob CechacekBob Cechacek, over 6 years ago

        Thanks for getting me to have a second look.

        Yes, that section 2 you mention starts on the 11th page, and I’ve posted the excerpt in the previous comment. It allows for commercial use in some cases.

        There’s nothing specifically about non-commercial use.

        There are only two occurrences of the word “non-commercial” in the entire document, and they are both about the website itself, not about the fonts. Seriously. :) The part about the fonts is the last one, called “END USER LICENCE AGREEMENT – DUBAI FONT”

        The following is one of the occurences of the word “non-commercial”, the second one is pretty much the same thing:

        “In consideration of you agreeing to abide by the terms of this Agreement, we grant to you a non-transferable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, revocable license in the United Arab Emirates to: (i) use this Website as herein set forth; (ii) copy and store this Website in your web browser cache memory; and (iii) print pages from this Website for your own personal and non-commercial use. You must not modify the paper or digital copies…”

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