Quoted from ForceFlow:
Fonts on their own are copyrighted design materials. Changing the font on a body of text will not change the text itself.
Honestly, if you're going to be mass producing someone else's materials, it's better to get permission rather than trying to toe the line and use the materials, but be technically actively trying to avoid not using them. Copyright owners want compensation for the use of their materials and want to make sure it isn't misused to reflect badly on their brand.
Look at the mess Kevin got into with Predator. Extreme example, but the same general concept applies; he didn't have permission to use the IP and materials, and got shut down for it.
I would NOT use their font, just change or remove one rule and add one rule.
I don't have problems paying the people on copyrighted stuff, already gave PPS about $5,000 this year. Stern will talk to you when they want to, even if you want to give them money.
I had one project that I was working on (not this one) that would have retailed for $250. I had one item on the project that cost me 50 cents to reproduce. Because of that 50 cent piece, I was going to have to pay $50 ($250 x 20%) royalties. So I completely changed that project, and now I am paying 20% royalties on a $100 item, which I feel it fair.
Plus sometimes for that 50 cent part it takes up to 6 months to get permission.
This project is another larger ticket item that is using a under $1.00 part, so I don't want to pay royalties on the entire project.
Back to the question at hand, I won't use their font, I won't use their artwork. Because their are so many rules, if I remove a rule and add 2 rules am I OK? Or if I use my own words to describe the rules, am I OK?
This project fall into that area also, I won't be
Again, thanks for all feedback.