Depends. For a tiny job, one off thing (like an album cover or poster series, etc), you'll probably be fine.
For bigger projects, websites, books, etc, you should be pretty careful. If it's helvetica or something similar, people will probably not give a fuck, but for fonts like circular, brandon grotesque or whatever, you can get fucked in the ass. It's not often, but not worht the risk.
Also, remember that people make their money creating fonts, just like you make your money doing design. Fucking them over influences how people see design, ie and the value of (y)our work in the long run.
If you do a job for someone, it's they who have to pay for the font to use it (for books, websites, etc), so it shouldn't be a problem for you either way. The studio I work for generally share fonts freely (within the studio of course) for sketching, butalways make sure the client pays for the font that they decide to go with in the end, thereby making sure the legal shit is good and that the creators of the font get their pesos.
lol, except... "Fucking them over" as you are referring to it as, isn't even anywhere near the description of "fucking them over". Wanna be strict with your font as a font creator? Don't upload it to DAFONT with a "plz only use for personnal lol". You want it to stay exclusive, then don't give it out - also simultaneously realize that fonts are never going to be secure and you should just fucking accept that it WILL BE USED ALWAYS, FOREVER, FUCKING DEAL WITH IT. You jackasses with your holier than thou bullshit "my studio" dickery, lmao. If the creator of the font wants their "pesos" they will no share it as public domain.
What are you talking about? I'm not talking about the useless shit that you find at dafont, I'm talking about actual good quality fonts that you obviously have to pay to get your hands on unless you torrent that shit.
On a side-note, is it possible for someone to investigate if a .psd file came from a real subscriber or a pirated version of the software, or plug-in? I've looked over the document properties, but I think that other than an Adobe employee who has access to their database, nobody can determine if it's legit or not, right?
>>271343 > is it possible for someone to investigate if a .psd file came from a real subscriber or a pirated version of the software, or plug-in? No. Unless you are dumb enough to use a badly cracked plug-in that leaves a watermark.
>>270481 If the font is older than 3-5 years, you should be fine.
If you get called on it, just be like "Oh man, I had my licence files on my old computer. I'd be happy to pay for the font in full right now. I'm terribly sorry, I feel embarrassed by my record-keeping."
Most people who make good fonts just want to be paid for their work; they don't want to go to court or anything.
But if this is for a professional studio, just buy the damn font first and charge the client.
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