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« on: August 15, 2014, 07:42 »
Hi. I wonder whether anyone can give me the long story short with respect to which licences are required when using icon sets in iPhone/iPad applications. The specific case is with respect to enterprise - i.e. small distribution essential private releases (not on the App Store). However I am also interested to know whether there are additional licensing implications if an app also later goes to the App Store and potentially gets more downloads. For example - can a licence later be upgraded in the event of a longer run ?

Please :) -- I know I should read the terms and conditions - but I have very poor attention and completely glaze over whenever I start reading the long complicated licence conditions (an if this, then this flow chart would be brilliant but none of the sites seem to offer that). I am mostly likely interested in iStock and Shutterstock btw (but am also open to suggestions if anyone wants to recommend any other sites they like which perhaps have easier to understand licences).

Also - if anyone knows a site which offers RF icon sets in PNG format then I would be very interested to know about that too.

« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2014, 08:02 »
Regular RF license for icon use, no EL needed, afaik.

« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2014, 09:54 »
Thanks Sean. I have asked on the iStock forum. I would prefer to buy there since I can convert balance and since I already have some remaining credits. But I need a definitive answer. Found various threads with contradictory answers both at iStock and at developer forums.

Focusing harder I found it in easy to understand words at here at Shutterstock.

                                           Standard           Enhanced
Copies of software and apps   Up to 250,000   Unlimited

^ presumably in the almost infinitely unlikely event of going over 250,000 it is possible to upgrade ?

« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2014, 10:06 »
IS relevant part:
"You may not ... use the Content in connection with any goods or services intended for resale or distribution where the primary value lies in the Content itself including, without limitation, cards, stationary items, paper products, calendars, apparel items, posters (printed on paper, canvas or any other media) or other items for resale, license or other distribution for profit;"

Icons are not the primary value of an app.

« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2014, 10:12 »
Thanks for that. That makes sense.

It's especially nice of you to help explain their terms despite everything :)

ETA: iStock admin agrees with you btw. Thanks again.
« Last Edit: August 15, 2014, 10:38 by bunhill »

« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2014, 14:29 »
ETA: iStock admin agrees with you btw.

Of course.  'cause I'm awesome ;)


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