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« on: March 18, 2019, 16:17 »

I am currently selling some fotos and illustrations at Adobe Stock. I was wondering if I am allowed to include icons from sites like or (pro account) in my illustration which I am selling.

Based on the terms of these sites this should be OK but whats about Adobe stock?

Your help would be kindly appreciated! Thanks!


« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2019, 16:25 »
no. anything you upload you must own copyright to.

« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2019, 18:20 »
It must be 100% your own creation, so the answer is no.

« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2019, 18:22 »
No. You're basically taking other people's work and selling it.

You risk having your entire portfolio taken down.

« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2019, 23:08 »
Unless you buy it for re selling, isn't it?

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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2019, 04:15 »
Whatever the terms where you license the images say you certify that anything you upload to a stock site is your own work, so no in any case, not okay.

"Based on the terms of these sites this should be OK but whats about Adobe stock?" is also completely incorrect. For example here:
"3. Prohibited Uses
Licensee may not sell, redistribute, sublicense, share or otherwise transfer the Work to other people or entities."

So you obviously haven't even read the license terms you are claiming okay the usage on the other end.

As a general rule no legitimate source of images is going to destroy their own site by allowing you to resell or redistribute images.

EDIT: to add, yeah, skimmed the other site terms too. You also couldn't use their stuff even if the stock sites allowed it (which they most definitely do not)
« Last Edit: March 19, 2019, 04:19 by Justanotherphotographer »

« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2019, 15:18 »

thanks for your reply.

@Justanotherphotographer: Especially thanks to you. Its the first time for me to dig into this kind of terms and find it somehow difficult to understand what is meant by the regulations. So for example: Where is the difference between "Redistribution" (not allowed) and "Commercial use in a project" (allowed). But I guess you are right and want I asked about is not covered by commercial use.

Thanks and best regards

« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2019, 17:26 »
Redistribution ... you cannot download someone elsess image, then upload it and sell the image file as your own. You dont own the copyright, that is redistribution.

Commercial use in a download an image, use it in a printed newsletter, or on a website. Thats commercial use. Your arent reselling the actual image file, you are using the image in a project. Basically the whole point of stock images.

Downloading someone elses image, using in with your image, then uploading to sell as your own, thats not allowed because you dont own the copyright to the image you downloaded.

« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2019, 17:37 »
As with all rules there are exceptions, you can use NASA images within your work as long as you give them credit.


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