Something that I forgot to mention that does have a bearing on your problem, and something that can explain how some sites can distribute apparently licensed fonts for free: In the US, the appearance of a typeface cannot be legally protected. I can make a font in every way identical to Microgramma or Franklin Gothic or Gotham. What is protected are the pathway points and control points of the individual glyphs. Fonts are small computer programs that tell the computer where to draw the letters, and that is protected by law. Back in the mid-90s, in a famous infringement case, the company Southern Software, Inc., pirated a large number of fonts from other digital foundries and sold them in bundles of hundreds of faces. SSI was sued by several large foundries and lost. The plaintiffs showed the codes of the SSI fonts and the sources they copied and proved to the court’s satisfactions that SSI had merely moved one or two points a “trivial” amount, not enough to show actual labor on SSI’s part to create a new font code.