By purchasing RF photos through Fotosearch, does that give me permission to use those images on the front cover of my book being published?
State/Country relating to question: New York
Sent e-mails to various sites that offer RF images. Does Royalty Free mean that I can use the images on the front cover of my book to be published?
Hello JACUSTOMER,Yes, it does. From the Fotosearch website, there is this statement:
What are Royalty Free Images?Royalty-Free images are images that can be used multiple times, for almost any usage (refer to each manufacturer's licensing agreement for exact specifications). Royalty-Free image pricing is based only on size (not usage) and there are never additional fees for using the image. Royalty-Free images can often be purchased with other Royalty-Free images on discs for an added value.
You'll have to check that "manufacturer's licensing agreement", but otherwise they make it clear that you can use the photos multiple times for any use. They are essentially waiving any copyright claim to make additional copies of the photos. And thus you are allowed to use the photo multiple times.
Twenty one years experience as a lawyer in New York and New Jersey. Former Appellate Law Clerk.
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