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  • Anyone use Shutterstock??

    Hi there,

    Great forum- just came across this today!!

    Does anyone happen to have a copy of Shutterstock's EULA from before they changed it recently? Something I see on the current EULA is hitting me funny and I dont think it was there when I had a subscription the last time - and I cannot locate my copy.

    Thanks so much!!

  • #2
    Thanks Harp - I appreciate the reply.

    Unfortunately, I'm talking about the EULA for purchased images that have already been purchased - and I just can't find the EULA I printed when I purchased them last year. So if anyone has it and can post/email/fax it to me, I would appreciate it so much!



    • #3
      This one may take a while so hang in there. I find it quite amazing to hear from a designer who actually prints out the EULA. Most don't even read them.

      I'm curious what you don't like about the way the new one is written. It wasn't any more obnoxious than others I've seen.

      I always like the way ALL of these sites say on one hand "you can use images downloaded from this site as listed in the permissible usage paragraph" then turn around and say, "this site and its operators are not responsible for any violation of copyright, publicity, or trademark infringement propagated through the use of these images." This has always seemed rather contradictory to me. Good thing we have an on-staff lawyer where I work.


      • #4

        Thanks for the reply... Among other things, this is one of the things that has me:

        PART II
        YOU MAY NOT:

        Stockpile, download, or otherwise store Images not used within six months of the expiration of your account.
        I'm no lawyer, by far, but ---- what does this mean to you??

        Interesting to me that their media alert, still up on their website btw, says this:

        Terms remain the same: subscribers will still be able to download 25 images every day (that's 750 every month!) to be used royalty-free forever.

        So, what would any of you make of this??

        Shelly <--- One designer who reads the EULA's
        Last edited by graphicschick; 06-21-2006, 10:36 AM.


        • #5
          I think the word 'used' may be the sticking point. If you don't 'use' it in the specified time you lose it. If you use the image it remains royalty free with no term. Many images in high-end stock world only allow you to display an image for a set number of days, months, or years before you have to renew the usage license.

          This is a stretch for this site but it could be what they'd argue.

          Your best bet is to call or email them and ask them to clarify exactly what they mean.
          But I can see why you'd want to see a copy of the old license.






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