I am deciding on using different text for a new shirt design.I am using my frend's program that he downloaded with downloaded text also. If I use a text for my designs that I am selling, could there be any legal issues that I may come across?
Most fonts come with a license that explains how the font can be used. It should specify "for personal use only" or "for personal and commercial use." It's always a good idea to respect font licenses. But technically, it's hard for font creators to protect their work once the font has been "converted to outlines" and used within a graphics program. It's also a good idea to use discretion when fonts resemble trademarked logos, like a Disney or Star Wars font.
if the fonts come stock with a program chances are the are free to use for any purpose..
if they were added to the program by a user then who knows..
Just make sure if you are going online to download fonts that you are checking their licensing agreements. if you use a site like dafont.com you can filter the fonts by public domain, free, free for personal use, donation ware, etc
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