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  • A 20 minute solo talk not on the "sexy" intellectual eulae content stuff?  20 minutes on how to use the documents to manage the client in the process of negotiations and completion of a project?  Stuff like how to diplomatically discouraging them fr…
  • @Thomas Phinney that's the best compliment anyone could give me.  May I one day earn the right to put "incredibly sane" on my grave stone. A process note :  we do have a word version of our eula (and standard addenda) that the client's attorney can…
  • @Robin Mientjes may you go a long time before you encounter it!  It is possible to have big clients and not have them try to rewrite your EULA.  It's just a random thing.  
  • @Robin Mientjes I do think there's another reason to have a robust and well written EULA (which includes both legal vetting and general clarity for lay people).  It means that you can be tougher with attorneys who want to edit your EULA.  This is …
  • @Johannes Neumeier I want so much to agree with you.  Perhaps having a bad EULA does alienate people... but I can tell you for certain that the people who tell me they love our EULA are almost never big spenders.  This is true even when it's a lic…
  • @Adam Ladd I think it's very reasonable to determine the worst case scenario and then make a risk assessment.  That can't really be done here with us.  You need to find a legal expert you trust and go through that process with them. However, I woul…
  • My understanding is that the reason has to do with the prominent use and an idea that it should cost more.  If I'm right means it has nothing to do with any legal concerns. Of course, I'm no attorney and this is the sort of thing it's likely differe…
  • I definitely disagree that no one ever pays in the range of 1 Million dollars for a font license - even a timed one.  And my bet is that anyone who says otherwise is parsing very carefully in order to justify their answer.  @Dave Crossland, where'…
  • @Cory Maylett :  First, violating a contract is not quite the same as breaking the law, so how about not throwing around the word "illegal" haphazardly? Second, my goal is to sell retail font licenses to the largest range of people possible.  If a…
  • @Cory Maylett  We all loose if the retail market goes away or becomes perceived as only for those who can not afford "better".  The passive income of retail sales beat the limited commodity of our time which we sell when we do exclusive custom proje…
  • @Cory Maylett  anything that scares potential game changingly large customers off is definitively bad PR.  
  • Thanks for posting this.  I've seen the articles about avoiding licensing costs.  I think it's clear we as an industry are accumulating bad PR.  Ug
  • @james montalbano - any idea why?  
  • Indie foundry with very few vendors checking in.   The only really consistent thing is that we make more than half of our non-royalty income (our only real vendor of note is adobe and their business model is closer to subscription so not relevant h…
  • André G. Isaak said:As an end user I’ve always been a bit curious about this. If I use a particular font (e.g.) four times in a month, does it matter from your revenue standpoint whether I sync the font once and leave it synced all month vs. if I sy…
  • Btw, some may remember that in a previous thread I said that we are almost to the point with our Adobe income that I could imagine it being a reasonable sole income stream.  The amount we make from Adobe is still a little shy of what a one person sh…
  • I'm not sure if I misunderstand @Ray Larabie  or if he and we have a different deal with Adobe.  We were one of the first foundries to sign on and I don't know if the deal we have is the same for new foundries (which is honestly what matters for thi…
  • @Mike Wenzloff you're right.  I should have couched my language more carefully.  Instead of saying "can't" I should have said "can't without cracking the software" or "can't easily".    What I worry about is accidental violations much more than real…
  • I think that what @Alex Visi is asking is if fonts have Digital Rights Management.  The answer to that is "not really".  Technically, there are some limited things you can do when you master a font but we've found they cause more problems than they …
  • @Dyana Weissman  in some municipalities work for hire isn't really even legal.  There can be a such a thing as "moral rights" which are inalienable.  As an American I don't know much about this but these sorts of things are why the governing law is …
  • @Thomas Phinney We all know that naming is the episiotomy of font design (would legitimately be torture under other circumstances but in context is just one more indignity).  So you're right about the scenario you describe and you're also right that…
  • I've always understood the primary reason for foundry prefixes (or suffixes) to be getting around the problem of finding available words for font names.  We don't like it because gets in the way of the poetry of the name and have always seen not usi…
  • @Scott Biersack I just reread your initial question and realized none of us responded to the part about pricing.  The reason for that is that it really isn't appropriate for us to tell you how to price.  That's for everyone to decide for themselves.…
  • You can see right away that having different customer bases effects this process.  Most of our clients are companies seeking identity fonts.  
  • A few things John didn't mention that I always ask: 1.  What do you love about the fonts your company is currently using? 2.  What do you hate about the fonts your company is currently using? 3.  Are there any technical problems you are trying to s…
  • @Jess McCarty Ah.  Well, that is very clever.  I do, however, question your basic assumption that the most important criteria for choosing an attorney is that they be near you.  We're in NY, and our primary attorney is also, but I almost never mee…
  • The answer depends a lot on governing law.  If you're in the US then no one can copywrite the typeface (glyph design). The ownership of the software goes to the person who made it unless you have an agreement to do otherwise.  This ownership can be …