[scribus] who pays for font fees ?

Rob Oakes LyX-Devel at oak-tree.us
Thu May 31 16:25:58 UTC 2012

On 5/31/2012 9:49 AM, JLuc wrote:
> The layout company i'm working with for a book project insists on
> using a licenced font.
> The price for such a font is 200 to 300 $ or €.
> In such a case, who has to pay for the font fees ?
> The layout company who uses the font and embeds it in the PDF ?
> Or the editor who publishes the book ?

I forgot to mention one more point.

The ultimate responsibility, of course, falls to the editor. If you
publish the book without paying the licensing fees, you can be liable
for damages. (At least in the US.) But it's still within the editor's
right to request that the layout company rectify the issue with the
font. If you signed any contracts upfront, though, make sure that you
check those, because they might stipulate different terms. Most design
contracts stipulate that clients are responsible for asset licensing
fees which they approved.

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