Image Usage Licenses

Standard License

We don't like this stuff any more than you do, but we have to do it so we tried to make it as simple as our attorneys would let us!

For Images

With the purchase of any image, you have the right to use that image as part of a single design artwork for one item (eg: one Book Cover, one Movie Poster, one CD Cover, etc.) and promotion of that item within certain limitations. This single item can sell as many as you can (and we hope you sell millions of them - that would be great promo for us!); and included as promotional items are Web or Magazine print Ads which use reproductions of the design, and a single web-only video trailer.

Under no circumstances is the purchased image to be used in any other design without it first being re-purchased for each additional design item.

Extended License

For Images

Purchasing the Extended License along with any image allows use on additional items (eg; t-Shirts, Mugs, Hats, Bags/Totes, pens, etc.) that are either sold or given away as promotional items, with a total distribution of up to 100,000 units. This includes use in Television Ads, Billboards, Bus Ads, etc.

We hope this table below helps make this all simpler and clearer.

= Yes, you need it! = You don't need it.
Situation Standard License Extended License
A Single Item
A book cover, movie poster, etc.
Web Ads, Print Ads or
one Web Trailer for above item
Hats, T-Shirts, Pens, etc.,
with above item printed on them
TV Ads, Billboards, more than
one trailer for above item

And of course, if you bought more than one image to create the single item references above, you'd need an Extended License for each Standard License image used. So, if you used 2 single images of models and put them on one of our backgrounds to create a book cover, that would be 3 Standard Licenses creating that book cover. If you wanted to put that cover on hats or t-shirts, etc. you'd need to buy Extended Licenses for each image. ***You DO NOT have to buy Extended Licenses for Hats, and then others for T-Shirts, etc. One Extended License will cover you for everything outside of the initial single item.

Ownership and Copyright

The fact of purchasing a File gives the buyer a non-exclusive license for an unlimited period of time on an unlimited territory, without the right to grant or sublicense the File to third parties, and allows use of the File in the creation of any kind of item as described above in the Standard and Extended License sections; however, Novelstock does not abdicate ownership or intellectual property rights to the File. All other rights to the File, including ownership and other intellectual property rights, remain with Novelstock.

All images are protected under the copyright of Novelstock, Inc. All rights reserved.

Prohibited Use of the File

Files can not be used for the following purposes:

  • To make a purchased File available for free downloads
  • To create conditions under which the File may be extracted from a product
  • To transfer or resell to third parties a sublicense or rights to the File
  • To allow third parties access to the File for further use
  • For pornographic purposes
  • For any illegal purposes
  • For SPAM mailings
  • In items or products used to promote racism or other discriminatory practices
  • For the use, demonstration, and posting of materials in a way that would lead to the conclusion that the model in the File approves of or endorses the items or services of any venture or trademark.

These sites are great resources for questions regarding licenses in general:

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