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« on: November 12, 2018, 15:59 »
Is this a valid licensee of Fotolia? They have a ton of images watermarked from there.

« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2018, 18:12 »
I don't know about this specific site, but this type of licensing has come up a number of times over the years - starting a decade ago I think. Fotolia permitted - and marketed - their API to sites that wanted to offer prints and murals where they could show the entire collection and then any time a specific customer ordered a print, a license would be purchased for that customer's print. In theory, if a second customer ordered a print of that same image, another license would have to be purchased.

There was contributor fuss that print sales required an extended license; lots of back and forth over the pros & cons. Fotolia's bottom line, if I recall, was that if the customer purchased a license he could go make a print himself for his own use (not for resale), therefore it was no different if the businesses offering prints and murals purchased the license on their behalf. I still don't think that was the right approach, but that's how it's been for a long time.



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