Questions about the granting of permission to use copyrighted material by the copyright holder, often for a fee. Licenses are common in software usage, like font files, stock images but also application software.

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Why should I buy licensed software? [closed]

What's is the point in buying graphic design programs like Adobe Photoshop, when I (using a cracked Photoshop) can tell people I work with Gimp? Nobody is going to check my PC. EDIT: WHAT IS THE ...
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Client wants to use more than one design concept presented

A design contract stated that work done would be for the cost of (1) final presentation folder design. Upon presenting three concepts to the client for consideration (concept 1&2 being similar and ...
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Dribbble Freebies - Okay to use for commercial purposes?

I haven't seen any info on this. There are a lot of .PDS and .AI files that are given away on Dribbble by the creators, but no one seems to state how they can be used. Does anyone know if it's okay ...
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How to prove an image has been released under Creative Commons?

Assume you use some images with a Creative Commons license. The creative commons license states that the license cannot be revoked if you acquired the images while published as Creative Commons. ...
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Can I print an online image to frame it for personal use?

I found some beautiful hi-res images online and want to print them just to frame and hang in my home. The images came from personal websites of photographers or news sites like AP. Is this legal?
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Google map icon- is it free to use?

Can I use the google map icon on my website, if I link to google maps?
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Which part of my website does the use of a CC -by-sa licensed picture affect?

If I use a CC -by -sa licensed picture (modified by cropping and text overlay) on my website, what part of my website does the "contagious" nature of the license affect? Do I need to license the ...
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Do I need to distribute my product with the same license as the assets I use?

I like to use free images & graphics from the web and it looks like there are new types of licensing that I'm not sure how to use or understand. For example GPL, in software I have to open source ...
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Do I have to license Google Design Guidelines to implement them as best practices?

I really like google's approach in design, it's clean and simple.I want to use their guidelines in one of my up coming projects (which is quite a big one). what is the legal status for using ...
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What Adobe License do I need as an Individual that sells designs?

I want to do Photoshop design work, and sell designs to people. I don't have much money right now to invest in Photoshop, but I'm definitely thinking of saving up to whatever amount that is required ...
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Baskerville (True Type Font) - commercial usage?

Can i know how to check the license of the Baskerville True Type font that is available on my laptop running Mac OS. Is the Baskerville.ttc font free to use commercially ? If not can i still use the ...
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Submitting logo to Github project

I want to give a logo to an open-source Github project. I can use git, but I don't know the etiquette of pushing stuff. Especially if it's not code. Also, what licenses are possible? Where can I give ...
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Client is selling her business - can she on sell the design work I've done for her over the years?

I've had an amazing client for the past three years who I've done regular graphic design work for - mostly product promotions (print & web), product brochures, posters and point of sale. She is ...
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Can I sign my work if I work for a company?

I am not a graphic designer, but I had a big question, that has brought some argument within the company I am working for. I am in a team along with a few others and one of them decided to started ...
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How to attribute, give credit to creative commons/copyleft/public domain content for web/print?

Edit: To be extremely succinct: How to credit imagery used on a business card or ballpoint pen? Inspired by this question, I started to think: How do you attribute and give credit, when you ...
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Is it necessary to attribute Creative Commons licensed art?

There are tons of sites out there with free graphics. You can find a bunch of these sites through freepik.com. It seems that 99% of these graphics use the CC Attribution 3.0 license. I'm wondering ...
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Would these be considered “commercial use”?

From the Creative Commons website: A commercial use is one primarily intended for commercial advantage or monetary compensation. Would it be considered commercial use if an image was used in a ...
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Is it okay to purchase stock images in the developer company name?

We've used some stock images (vector graphics) on a Flash website we created recently. We're just about to purchase a web license for the same that allows "unlimited use of the vector graphic on ...
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What is considered a commercial use in 3D modeling?

I've only ever done 3D work for educational purposes. Now I need to do some for work and not sure what exactly constitutes commercial in this realm. We manufacture two pieces of architectural ...
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Licensing Cover-Art For Book

I'm a graphic artist digital and print/front-end designer and developer. Recently I was approached by a friend to design cover art for his book. He had informed me he couldn't offer me a payment but ...
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Licensing a design for software

I'm a graphic designer and front-end web developer. I was recently approached to design and build a simple brochure website for a language school to showcase their courses. The school is currently ...
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How can I use Creative Commons-licensed media in print?

I want to use a CC-BY-SA image in a printed newsletter. What is the most succinct and unobtrusive way I can comply with the license? It would really clutter up my design to slap the creator's name, ...
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Does building a site from a design concept violate creative commons no derivatives clause?

Let's say I'm building a personal blog / portfolio site and I'm looking for design inspiration. So here is an example of a website design concept that is protected by creative-commons-no-derivatives. ...
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Who to make the license for a font out to

Im planning on using a font in part of a company logo, with this particular font i need to purchase a commercial license before it can use the in the final release of the logo. Im designing the logo ...
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How can two versions of the same product be sold under different licenses? (standard royalty-free and “editorial use only”)

I've run into a conundrum where I want to purchase two 3-D models (one of a Boeing 787 and one of a Volvo semi truck with trailer) from Turbosquid for use in a commercial, but both models are listed ...
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Can I use an “editorial-only” 3D model for demonstrative purposes in a commercial?

I'm creating CG for a video commercial that will likely be used mostly in tradeshows or online. I'm looking to purchase two models from Turbosquid, one a Boeing 787 and one a Volvo semi truck and ...
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How to comply with sharealike clause when using creative commons cc-by-sa licensed images in commercial work?

If I want to use images licensed under the creative commons cc-by-sa license, how do I have to share the derivative work in order to comply with the license of the original image? In particular, how ...
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Can I take images from Google image search as a base for my creations? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use portions of stock images for derivative works? So this is a legal question and I want to know if I can continue the way I work in a commercial environment. ...
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Can I legally transfer a font that comes with a Mac to a Windows machine?

The American Typewriter comes by default on Mac machines, but not on Windows. If those in my agency who need to use this font on their PC, do they have to purchase a license for it, or could I just ...
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Is vectorizing an image copyright theft if the image is not CC/Public domain?

Is it okay to vectorize this image to make a poster out of it even though the image is not Creative Commons or anything like that? I'm not using any part of the image directly and only going to use it ...
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Can you help me with a font licensing question (AKA what is the licensing for my font)?

I'm asking this question on behalf of the occasional new members who ask questions in the following categories (fill in the blanks as appropriate): Does anyone know the licensing terms for ______ ...
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Generic License for Licensing Artwork

Are there a selection of freely available licenses which can be used to license artwork? Essentially the license would need to cover the following: Allow me to sell artwork to consumer on a ...
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Can I use OS fonts in logos?

When I design a logo, can I use a font that was included in my OS? That I downloaded for free? I'm perhaps less concerned with wordmarks than with other types of logos.
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What type of creative commons licensing do I need for free templates?

I'm planning on releasing a design template for a specific platform to make it easier on users who use that platform to design their pages. I want to allow anyone to download this template for free; ...
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Can you use PowerPoint images on your website?

Is it all right to use powerpoint images on your website? For example, If I draw an arrow using the shapes tool, can I then cut the image from the powerpoint and save it, Then use it on my website? ...
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What are general practices in handing over usage rights to the client?

When a graphic designer creates work for a client, in many jurisdictions, the designer keeps some rights to the work by default. This means that when e.g. designing a logo, the designer can sometimes ...
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How to protect against third-party claims when using free stock images?

Today's royalty-free Stock image sites are relatively open, meaning that theoretically, anybody can submit any kind of content, including copyright-protected content created by others. It's even ...