The publisher I am using is www.lightningsource.com. It is a Print On Demand (POD) publisher. The shutterstock website states it doesn't allow Print On Demand under either the standard or extended license. However, it allows uses in book for Editorial or Advertising Uses.
The email's I have received from customer service says that Print on Demand books, such as my poetry book is covered and I could use the pictures in it. However the proper wording in the license should say that it is allowed to be use for "Commercial", as Editorial is not allowed for re-sale and advertising use is not applicable. They are saying POD is for mugs, t-shirts, posters, etc.
I need clarification, since shutterstock doesn't owen the individual copyrights - the artists' do - and they have an agreement with the artists'. So if the owner of the copyright feels I haven't followed the "standard license" stated on shutterstock I could be sued.
I am looking for clarification.
Thank You for your help on this.
The link to the license page and the comparison of licences' which states at the bottome of the page that POD is not covered follows.
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