I asked this some time ago when PhotoDune was still in beta, but I never got an answer, and now I need an answer or I’m going to have to go elsewhere.
I need to know how the licensing works to use an image from Photo Dune or Graphic River on a book cover.
I run a small publishing company, mainly sellign ebooks but also paperbacks via Lulu.com, and I need to know if the license covers me to use images from these two sites.
I’ve tried support, but am told they do not deal with licensing issues, but it seems that all licenses on Envato are pretty much read it and make your own mind up. That’s no good for us, we need to have a definitive answer to this.
Thanks Matu, I think that says it’s ok to use because we won’t be sellign the actual image, but it is part of the whole package.
yeah that sounds right
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The EXTENDED LICENSE is what you need.
If you are selling a book with the image on it, then you are selling the image. As it is also likely you are slling multiple copies, I am pretty darn certain you need the extended license.
However, when running any business, your best bet is to seek legal counsel, and this one should be easy for them to answer, so it shouldn’t be to expensive.
ah right. That turns out pricey against all the other stock image sites then. I just took a look at one that is $3 regular or $45 extended.
I think most stock sites are the same one you are using it on a medium that sales over a certain amount in copies .i.e books, magazines, etc…
Using istockphoto as an example, I can use the standard license until I sell more than 499,999 copies. To be honest, if I sell that many copies I’d be happy to pay more, but we are just a small company startign out, so not seeing that happening yet