Why you must not use Google Fonts?

As an article from Heise describes, recently more and more warning letters with a demand for payment are being received if you have embedded Google Fonts on your website. This is related to a ruling of the Regional Court of Munich from 20.1.2022, in which the Regional Court found a violation of the right to informal self-determination when using Google Fonts.   

Therefore, it cannot be assumed from the outset that the letters and e-mails are invalid. Especially if they come from a law firm, you should seek legal advice. 

However to be legally compliant, you should act and stop using Google Fonts.

If you are unsure whether you are using Google Fonts, we can check this for you. If you need support, you can contact us at any time and we will be there for you as a reliable partner.

 

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