If you want to find out about a particular typeface, type its name followed by ‘font licence’ into your favourite search engine, e.g., ‘Poppins Font Licence’ and have a read of what comes up. Do you have permission to use it commercially, or do you have to pay for a licence?
There are various End User License Agreements (EULA) available from the Desktop Font Licence, the Web Licence, the App and E-Pub Licence to the Broadcasting Licence. Each licence determines how you can use your chosen font (our list isn’t exhaustive, by the way). The guidance is out there; we found this buying guide on Colophon Foundry’s website and this information from Typotheque. If in doubt, make sure you investigate!
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As you can probably guess, this blog does not constitute legal advice. Double-check the licence when downloading or using a font to ensure it is suitable for your desired purpose. A font, just like an invention, is intellectual property; make sure you give it that respec’.