Example to explain above question:

If my company sells a product to a client that includes a font found and used through fonts.adobe.com and the creative cloud subscription,

would they still be usable, if used on a website, after cancelling the creative cloud at some point?

Would it still be legal to use them? (no redesign, just our customer keeping to use the product we provided him back when our company had the creative cloud subscription)

  • or can you buy a permanent font license from adobe fonts? (because i have never seen a way to do so) Feb 20, 2022 at 23:32
  • I think this is a question for Adobe since they control the subscription. I mean ... you can't use other software if the subscription is over and they no longer offer a perpetual license for anything else. (renting software is just horrible for consumers/workers and only benefits Adobe).
    – Scott
    Feb 20, 2022 at 23:57
  • If you’re using the fonts directly from Adobe Fonts (via a use.typekit.com style sheet), then no – that style sheet will lead to a 404 once the subscription expires, and the fonts will not load. Even if you downloaded and copied the fonts, that in itself would be against the EULA. ‘Legal’ is a fuzzy term; your EULA is what matters here. Feb 21, 2022 at 0:15
  • Fonts have even been removed from Adobe fonts causing all working documents using those fonts to break. I still use them myself but it comes with a risk. If it's for an important job I would have to buy the font in that case.
    – Wolff
    Feb 21, 2022 at 0:58
  • ok, thank you, that's what i thought. Yeah, i should definitely ask Adobe directly. Btw: Has anyone ever found an Adobe Font or Typekit Font anywhere else to buy? Because to me it seemed so far, their fonts were site-exclusive. Feb 21, 2022 at 21:51

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