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Author Topic: standard license, does it allow usage in software?  (Read 4216 times)

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« on: June 02, 2010, 13:33 »
I got a question from from someone who wanted
to license a bunch of my images on Istock, to use it 60x60 px in  software.
He said he was looking at the standard license as
 the software was a lite version that is "free"...

I could be mistaken, as I always had the impression that images  that will be incorporated in software require an extended license. Am I wrong????

 :oOh by the way ,nowadays nothing is really for free...Even  Grandma's blog is full of
google ads and affiliate links, and these free lite software version leads to full version sales etc.

« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2010, 13:54 »
I'd check with support or have the buyer check to be sure but I think you're right.  They would be redistributing an electronic version of your file.

« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2010, 14:11 »
You can find explanations of the different licenses on IS's site. Might be good for you to print out so you can quote and provide a direct link to the site to your customer.


« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2010, 15:07 »
From the standard license page: http://www.istockphoto.com/license.php

under "prohibited uses", paragraph 4 (a) 5.:
[you may not] incorporate the Content in any product that results in a re-distribution or re-use of the Content (such as electronic greeting card web sites, web templates and the like) or is otherwise made available in a manner such that a person can extract or access or reproduce the Content as an electronic file;

My interpretation is, it would be ok. But no guarantees!

« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2010, 15:54 »
If it is something like an icon, a standard license would be ok.  If it is a package of screensavers or something that materially relies on the content for its value, then EL.


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