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How does one calculate appropriate licensing fees for broadcast? Specifically a network television sitcom using freeware fonts for opening credits?
Both MTV's The Osbournes and CBS's Still Standing are using my freeware fonts primarily in the main title sequences of both shows.
In the case of The Osbournes, the font usage has spilled out into licensed merchandise and continues to grow the brand based upon my work.
I'm usually not a stickler about licensing nor am I trying to be greedy and take money out of the franchise. I do however feel that if a major network is going to use a typeface as the basis of the brand of the show that they would attempt to compensate the typeface creator by acquiring the appropriate licensing for the font.
While it is truly flattering and I'm excited to see the fonts in use so notibly, no attempts to contact me have been made by either network.
I open it up to the group to offer any advice, opions, or suggestions as to what would be fair compensation for the usage.
Thanks for the ear,