Protecting against web font download access

I’ve purchased some very expensive fonts for a site I’m working on the client wants to make sure that the fonts can’t be downloaded or accessed directly.

However, currently I can hit Command-U in Safari and download the WOFF files.

Can I use an .htaccess file or something or redirect a user so the fonts can’t be downloaded?

Safari Mac on — The fonts can be clicked on but will not download.

I don’t think this is possible. For users to be able to use an asset, it has to be downloaded into their web browser.


Yes, I’ve already heard that before. Yet again and again, I keep seeing it on sites like and many others.

Try and download this font (pulled from the CSS):

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