Originally Posted by NullNix
So... it's legal to embed the entire font in a document? (If creating subsets is legal, a 100% subset would have to be -- that's what a good few simpleminded PDF creators do when embedding fonts, after all).
That gives a form of apparently-legal distribution after all, as long as the recipient knows enough to be able to extract the thing from the PDF file again. Curious hole, but I guess they had no choice: a font which prohibits embedding isn't going to get used.
Legal distribution of the unmodified (subset). And since it is covered under Copyright law, derivative work would also mean if you created a font too similar, even if not using the font-file itself, but a scanned in printout.