I received this in the Product Hunt newsletter today:
Little known fact: your favorite fonts aren't free.
The owners of your favorite fonts – Garamond, Times New Roman, Georgia – charge businesses who use their font on their website, app, and advertisements.
Instead of paying millions of dollars for licenses, tech companies are starting to design their own fonts.
I knew that they have proprietary licenses—but does that imply that they are not freebies for businesses?
How does the owner of Times New Roman, charge a business for using the font for commercial use?
Also, does it mean that if a company uses Times New Roman for commercial use, it is something illegal? If not, why would a business pay for such a font?