If a person downloads a font illegally, but doesn't use it for commercial purposes, what are the legal and ethical implications of their usage?
- Could the font be ethically (and legally) used for personal documents that aren't distributed?
- Could it be used in the writing of a document that is later distributed, but in a different legally-attained font?
- Could it be used in internally distributed memos?
- Could it be used in non-advertising documents distributed under public domain (i.e. with no restrictions on copying and redistribution)?
I ask because many fonts are extremely expensive to purchase for someone of limited financial means, and because I have no intention of commercially distributing any media or documents in an illegally downloaded font.