Questions tagged [licensing]

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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Stock photo manipulation in order to sell

What are the latest rules for getting a free photo form a stock site (Unsplash, Pexels, etc.), editing the photos and adding effects to them, then selling them at a market as a printed poster or as a ...
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I want to sell the rights to all 100+ of my artworks to a game developer or any other interested company

I'm an artist who is inexperienced to the world of art licensing. I have 136 artworks in a similar art style, all of which are food.png graphics, and I can see them being useful to a game developer ...
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Legally speaking, can I copy fonts from our Macs to all of our windows computers? We are a public library [closed]

Our marketing department decided they want to use Avant Garde in promotional items for the library. i.e., Newsletters, brochures, etc. Apart from marketing, who use macs and/or have Adobe fonts, no ...
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Is giving attribution for using color compulsory?

Today I stumbled upon Color Palettes / Terms of Use, which says: The rights of IN COLOR BALANCE are defended in accordance with the CREATIVE COMMONS license. It confused me because I thought color ...
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Agency for a maj recording artist wants to license logo for merch/marketing campaign. How to negotiate 1 time payment for use on co branded products?

Agency for a major recording artist wants to license family business logo for merchandise/marketing campaign. They are in the list of top selling recording artists in music history. How to negotiate ...
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What does "Sublicense" mean?

In the Freepik license for vectors it says "You are not allowed to: Sub-license, resell or rent it." What does "Sublicense" mean?
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How can attribute Creative Common Attribution font to make an album cover?

I want to ask something since I'm not a real designer or anything. I made a music album cover and how can I attribute a font in this case, since the album cover doesn't have a description... the font ...
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Can I use freepik web element in website? [closed]

Can I convert PSD web elements like a pricing plan to HTML and use it free in the commercial website without attribution? for example this component :
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Font licenses in portfolio projects

As a beginner graphic designer, I have some stupid questions about font licenses. I'm just learning and building my portfolio based on my own imaginary projects. I don't have any projects for clients ...
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What if I used Segoe UI for printing?

As I understand it, they have a license that applies only to web versions, an interface, or another digital output. But what if I want to print a few books or instructions?
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I've used some vector elements from an online stock bank in 2 logos but completely redrawn them

And now I'm wondering what is legal and what isn't. I purchased the elements, used them for inspiration, but completely redrew them. I'm being told by the company that I would need to purchase the ...
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Who is the 'designer'

Last year, I approached a graphic design company with some of my own sketches and photos that I would like to be used in the design of some logos for my company branding. The designer uses my original ...
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Free image for the "grab" cursor for IE11

I am looking at this question and its answers, and it seems the only legitimate way to implement a grab cursor in IE11 is to use an image like this: cursor: url(images/grab.cur); Browsing the ...
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Copyright + Licensing questions around a redesign of a design I already sell

I had a potential client reach out to me recently wanting me to make modifications to a planner that I designed and sell on my website so she can turn around and sell it to her audience. I'm having ...
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Andalé Mono font license

I am considering Andalé Mono font for a website, but I do not know the license. I did not see mention of the license here: http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Andalé_Mono Where can I find the license for this ...
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Can I manipulate a Shutterstock vector for a logo? [duplicate]

I am designing a logo for a friend. I have the font and colors done. All I need is an icon for it. I found a vector on shutterstock that would be perfect. I took the vector and used it as a base and ...
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Ivy League typeface/font family - Origins and legit sourcing?

I'm a novice relative to typeface/font family sourcing. A client's style guide specifies the Ivy League typeface. I've spent an unsuccessful hour in online research trying to find the entire font ...
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Can I use a modified version of a Microsoft program icon for my own software under "Fair Use"?

I am making a direct (probably free/libre) competitor to a minor element of Microsoft Office which is soon due to cease development. Can I use a modified version of an existing Microsoft program icon ...
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Giving permission to use a derivative

I combined two stock photos I purchased from Fotolia into one graphic (I presume this would be considered a derivative), and on my (non-commercial) website I carefully attributed both of the pics I ...
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How do I find a paid version of Didot LT Bold if I want to use it commercially?

I can't find a single version of the font that has a commercial license, what do I do? Do I just settle for another font? https://www.fontsmarket.com/font-details/didot-lt-std-bold https://www....
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What are the names of these different licenses?

Selling a design is different from selling your design services. If someone hires you to design a wedding card, you use licensed content to complete it, then its much easier. If you're intention ...
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Can I use an OFL or Apache font to produce a commercial product based around the font?

I'm interested in making some physical goods based around well known fonts that are released under the OFL license in order to sell them. For example, a block of wood in the shape of Lobster's letter "...
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Usage costs for logo animation intro / outro template

As a freelancer I recently produced three web animations for a client. The company has just rebranded and I've been asked to create an animated logo intro / outro template (that's 2 x concepts, ...
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How to attribute other artist artwork when used as one part of a whole?

If I use another artist's art, or a stock image, and modify the artwork and re-design its use, how do I attribute the original artist of that part of the work? For example, is it appropriate to ...
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Is attribution required while using a Google Font as a piece of art or in video?

I let all fonts I used to use when I found there was free and paid between them and the files were mixed. I started from zero to find a clear resource and I found google fonts. Then I was shocked with ...
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Can I use a branded object in adverts/packaging?

Let's say I'm designing an advert and product packaging related to an automobile product. The graphic requires an image of a car to be incorporated into the overall design. Could I use a royalty-...
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Licensing for yoga drawings from a book?

What type of permission is needed to use yoga drawings from a book I own and one I do not? I am writing an ebook and would like to reuse some of the drawings. I will give the book author credit in my ...
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How do you know which Licence is needed to use image in your app?

I have created a mobile application and I am using few graphic wallpapers in that. App is free but I am getting some revenue from Google Ads. Can anyone tell me under which licence I can download and ...
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Is there any way to buy Adobe Illustrator instead of subscribing?

Based on my other question here I started googling the price of Adobe Illustrator and it looks like they only let you subscribe to a monthly payment. I couldn't find a direct way to buy AI and ...
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Do I need to worry about copyright/licensing if I am going to trace an image from google? [duplicate]

I know that I can't just take someone's photo from google images and use it on my site without looking into the licensing, but could I take a photo of let's say a generic wood desk or pen and trace it ...
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Apache Licensed Fonts embedded PDF, include license? Where?

I'd like to use an Apache licensed font in a PDF I'm generating for a press. The printers (reasonably) require full embedding. The PDF doesn't go anywhere other than the printers. As I read Apache 2....
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Embedding Emojis into iOS app

What are the rules and restrictions with using emoji or Unicode in an iOS or Android application? Do you need to purchase any specific licencing?
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Do you have to credit the author when using OFL fonts in logos?

If I design a logo to sell to a client and I am using and OFL font. I have read online that I can use it for commercial purposes without having to pay licenses. I am unsure whether I have to credit ...
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How does licensing & pricing work for a design that a client will use on Tshirts (for sale)

I created an illustrated design for a client for use on fliers and on their website- and I simply charged a flat fee for the design work. Now, they're reaching back out to me because they would like ...
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If I'm given resources by a client, should I look up the licenses of each one of those resources?

If I'm given resources by a client, should I look up the licenses of each one of those resources? Can this affect me in any way legally?
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Commercial font license [closed]

I'm still confused about commercial font licenses. Do I need to buy a commercial font license for each site I go to to buy fonts or is the license good for all sites and all fonts? Is the license ...
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Licensing existing vector artwork

A company has contacted me about licensing an existing vector artwork that I have. It would be used architecturally, not commercially, so I am a little stymied on pricing. The artwork will be used by ...
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Font licensing warning when saving in Illustrator

I want to use a basic typewriter font for t-shirts to be sold. The font I'm using is "typewriter-serial-regular" that is available in Illustrator. Yet when I go to save it, it says I can't keep the ...
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What does a "fixed size" image refer to in a font license?

What does it mean to license a font: "provided that the image is a fixed size"? Example: Use the Desktop fonts to create images for commercial and non-commercial purposes on any surface such as ...
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Client wants font file included for free - is this legal?

I'm working with a client who has requested I send them the font file I'm using. The fonts are Athelas Regular, Italic, Bold, and Italic Bold. The files were included (I think) with Photoshop. I ...
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Packaging design fee

I am a graphic designer and illustrator from the Czech Republic and time to time I struggle with the very essentials of the licensing of my art. It is because my country is still pretty young ...
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What are the restrictions on the Damion Google Font? [duplicate]

I am working on a new project and I am looking to employ a font for a logo. "Damion" seems like a great candidate for the logo font. https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Damion Is this font available ...
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Poster book to be printed

I have a big collection of film posters from the 40s-70s and I am working on a project where I want to print 100 posters into a book. I will credit the production company and mention all the info on ...
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Adobe Illustrator Font Licensing

Do I need to buy a license to use fonts bundled with Adobe Illustrator for commercial use?
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Embed license information in a PNG file

Is there a way to embed metadata about the license under which a Portable Networks Graphics (PNG) file is being distributed? For example, this image on this Question on this same Stack Exchange is ...
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How to price for global packaging rights [duplicate]

I've searched all over Google and couldn't find a suitable answer so I thought I'd go to the source. How would you go about pricing for global packaging rights on illustrations you create? Pricing for ...
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Using CC BY-SA 3.0 images in website: does 'share alike' affect my websites license?

I'm using some images (mainly as backgrounds, but otherwise I may as well) for my a website I'm making. Does the 'share alike' clause effect the license of my website (the code, html, css, ...
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How to go about figure out whether I need licensing for images of a historical character?

If I'm using an image of Pocahontas for commercial purposes, how do I go about figuring out what license I need to purchase? She is a historic figure, but with much fictional rendering. I could use ...
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License for logo of an open source (GPL) project

If you were to design the identity of a software project that is released as Free Open Source Software (FOSS), let's say under the GPL licence, including the identity, graphics, logo, etc., can it be ...
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Using fan art for book cover

Let's think about the Harry Potter franchise for a moment. Suppose that I wrote a great book about wizards, and I found an awesome water color of Daniel Radcliffe (the guy who played Harry in the ...
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