I think people are often confused about what rights they actually do and do not have when purchasing licenses from sites like iStockPhoto.com. So, I was glad to see this email providing an explanation and was happy to share it with you! Please click on the links provided below to find out how you can use royalty free files without breaking the terms of your licesne.
Now, here’s the short and sweet of it…
When you download a photo, illustration, video or audio track from iStockphoto, what you’ve actually done is license the rights to use that content. Some of the rights, that is. You haven’t actually purchased all the rights to that file.
When you purchase the rights to an iStock royalty-free file, you do not have to pay the artist a royalty each time you use the file in a way that’s allowed under that license. If you wish to use a royalty-free file beyond its standard license, say to re-sell a product for example, you will need an Extended License.
It’s important to know your rights when it comes to digital content. That’s why we created these two illustrated articles to help you find safer ways to use your iStock files:
1. Find out the Top 5 digital licensing faux pas and learn how to fix them.
2. Hear how iStock’s royalty-free music could save you legal headaches.