Many font distributors and foundries for years now have offered a live font test-drive option that returns flattened rasterized images which gives users the benefit of a test drive and font creators piece of mind that the font software itself is never exposed.
In recent years, many font foundries and a few distributors have moved toward simply using woff web fonts for this purpose and the benefits in terms of speed, quality and showcasing OT features is self-evident. Naturally the woff file itself is exposed and can be easily pirated with little effort even by casual users.
I'm curious if you would distribute your fonts with a distributor who only used woff web font based live test-driving? If not, why? I'm mostly curious what foundry owners position on this since I think it has evolved over time.
Thank you in advance for reading and any insight you wish to share.