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« on: October 07, 2010, 08:43 »
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Hello everybody!

I have some questions about copyright of images bought in Micro stock sites.
I sell and buy images.
So...

I bought few images from micro stock sites and I am ALLOWED or not?:
1. Create a website design for the client (with these stock images or mix of them)?
2. Create a greetings cards design (printed) for my client?
3. Create a big printed advertisement design which will be shown in the street for the public; or poster about exhibition in gallery?
4. Create and show in my portfolio but not resell my own designs, artworks mixed with my photos, my illustrations and stock photos and illustrations. I mean, for example, I took only some parts from stock images, for example: from photo where is cat and dog, I took only dog; from illustration where is a nice tree vector I ungrouped it and took only it's leaves.

thank you all
and sorry for my English ;)
di22


lisafx

« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2010, 08:58 »
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I hate to just redirect you, but these are very specific questions that should be directed toward the customer service department of the site where you are buying the images. 

So glad you are taking the time to be sure you purchase the right license.  :)

If you need any help finding the customer service link on the agency websites feel free to sitemail me and I will do what I can to get you in touch with Support. 

« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2010, 09:06 »
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In most cases though, all of these should be permitted uses.

« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2010, 09:15 »
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If by any chance the contributor hangs around on this forum (chances are slim) and he's not an exclusive, just send him a PM. An independent can allow you any use you want if you buy directly. Just don't do that by a site mail on the site itself since that's unethical. Here on this forum, it's no problem.

« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2010, 11:08 »
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I hate to just redirect you, but these are very specific questions that should be directed toward the customer service department of the site where you are buying the images. 

+1

« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2010, 11:21 »
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It does depend on specifics, but I think all of these would be allowed uses under most Royalty-Free licenses. Certainly those of most, if not all, major microstock sites, (I believe).


« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2010, 02:25 »
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Some uses may require an extended license such as the greeting cards.  If you are going to create the web template for resale then it will require an extended license as well.  If you are making the site for a single client then it wouldn't need an extended license.

Here are the terms for Yaymicro.  This is when you need an extended license.
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Redistribution requires an extended license. Web templates, greeting cards or postcards especially designed for sale, similar print-on-demand services, canvas, t-shirts, mugs, calendars, postcards, mouse pads or any other items incorporating the content in an essential manner, intended to be sold, are considered redistribution. It is forbidden to make the content available on a website for download (for example as wallpapers), although you may use the content in a concept on a website. We recommend that you credit the agency and the photographer when you use content. Ex: Photographer / yaymicro.com.

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Otherwise I'm sure the sites you are buying from would be happy to answer specific questions.  John, who just posted is the owner of Cutcaster and I'm sure would be able to help you out.
« Last Edit: October 08, 2010, 02:27 by leaf »

« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2010, 10:41 »
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I think the critical part of the original post was "for my client" - greeting cards, web templates, etc. that are part of client collateral are generally fine. As soon as that moves to greeting cards or templates for general resale, it's needs an extended license.

« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2010, 09:04 »
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hello everybody,
thank you all for your help! I wrote to support and they told me just the same as you all.
I forgot only to ask...maybe you can help me and here...

if I made photo manipulation from the stock background, stock woman, stock vector swirls and some of my personal photos, do I really need to write under my image "name/shutterstock" ? I mean, to write (credit) to stock agency and author of the image? It would be very big job - sometimes I use 30 objects from stock in my manipulations... it would be 30 authors...

« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2010, 09:50 »
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hello everybody,
thank you all for your help! I wrote to support and they told me just the same as you all.
I forgot only to ask...maybe you can help me and here...

if I made photo manipulation from the stock background, stock woman, stock vector swirls and some of my personal photos, do I really need to write under my image "name/shutterstock" ? I mean, to write (credit) to stock agency and author of the image? It would be very big job - sometimes I use 30 objects from stock in my manipulations... it would be 30 authors...
I'd say technically yes but I'm also quite sure no one is going to sue you if you don't. How is the image going to be used for if I may ask?
Print ad, personal web site, commercial web site, TV commercial, appearance in a feature film...???
If it's a "big" job I'd try to name the copyright holders of the elements you used.

« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2010, 10:17 »
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I thought you only had to write the names if it was for editorial use?

bittersweet

« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2010, 14:18 »
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I thought you only had to write the names if it was for editorial use?

That's my understanding as well, but it may vary on some sites. Otherwise you'd have photographer's names appearing in a great number of ads.

« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2010, 14:45 »
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if I made photo manipulation from the stock background, stock woman, stock vector swirls and some of my personal photos, do I really need to write under my image "name/shutterstock" ? I mean, to write (credit) to stock agency and author of the image? It would be very big job - sometimes I use 30 objects from stock in my manipulations... it would be 30 authors...

Are you reselling those manipulations that you create from other people's photos and illustrations? Because that would be a no-no. If you are creating manipulations and using them in brochures or on websites, etc. then you are OK. Also, most licenses do not allow using stock photos or illustrations in logos.


 

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