That’s where Typekit comes in. We’ve been working with foundries to develop a consistent web-only font linking license. We’ve built a technology platform that lets us to host both free and commercial fonts in a way that is incredibly fast, smoothes out differences in how browsers handle type, and offers the level of protection that type designers need without resorting to annoying and ineffective DRM.
Launching this summer. If this is even half as good as it sounds, it’s going to be awesome. The one eyebrow-raiser for me, though, is that they’ve announced the project without naming a single participating foundry.