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Extended Licence Query - Individual Use or Enterprise For LTD Company?

New Here ,
Aug 22, 2023 Aug 22, 2023

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Hi,

 

Im looking for some advice please...

 

I have recently purchased a credit pack to download images with the extended licence. I plan to edit/re-design the images and print onto t shirts, or embroider by a third party for sale.

 

I am a registered limited company in the UK, I am the only employee (director/founder) of the company, I will be the only person to access to the original file.

 

Is the extended licence which i believe to be 'individual' be suitable for my need without incurring any legal issues by creators? or do i require to go the enterprise route due to being a registered company, albeit with only 1 employee (myself)?

 

Many thanks for your help.

 

 

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Aug 22, 2023 Aug 22, 2023

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I'm not a licensing expert, but I believe the extended license is suitable for your application and doesn't depend on what type of business structure you have. 
https://stock.adobe.com/license-terms?state=%7B%22ac%22%3A%22stock.adobe.com%22%7D

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Aug 22, 2023 Aug 22, 2023

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Thank you for the quick reply Jill, the T's & C's can be very cryptic.. any other advice is welcomed from anyone with experience regaridng this.

 

many thanks

 

 

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Aug 23, 2023 Aug 23, 2023

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Credit packs are well suited for what you intend to do. Indeed, Individual, Teams or Enterprise are Adobe terms to specify different models of subscriptions and not the type of your incorporation. Even a thousand employee company could buy licences based on an individual account via credit packs. Managing the different licences is just not possible with an individual account, as nobody else than the account holder has access to the licensing information. With a Teams or Enterprise account, those information are shared with the users and administrators of that account. From the Adobe stock point of view, that is the major difference, appart from a centralized innvoicing.

 

For Creative Cloud subscriptions, a Teams/Enterprise subscription does allow for more control about licence attribution and program installation/distribution and asset attribution. 

 

In your case, even if you would hire a permanent or temporary helper, the helper could use the asset to prepare the data into whatever you decide about. Licences are attributed to customers. This means that for each client you will need a new licence. Internal or external own use is consuming a licence too. As for all the rest, the licence is perpetual. 

 

This said, the licensing terms are quite straight forward. For using an asset on T-shirts you will need an extended licence. It's even named as an example application for illustrating merchandizing applications, if I remember correctly. 

 

Look here for more information on licensing: https://community.adobe.com/t5/stock/links-for-licensing-terms/td-p/11366788
(Disclaimer: As always with licensing, this is my interpretation of the rules. I think they are correct and advice is based on reading and interpreting the licence terms and on fair use for both the buyer and the artist/stock company, but I cannot rule out that my interpretation is wrong. I'm not an Adobe employee).

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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New Here ,
Aug 23, 2023 Aug 23, 2023

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Hi Abambo,

 

Thanks for the info. To clarify..

 

''Licences are attributed to customers. This means that for each client you will need a new licence. Internal or external own use is consuming a licence too. As for all the rest, the licence is perpetual."

 

So purchasing one image on a extended licence will grant me the use of the image in multiple different designs with unlimited reproductions for my business because I'm the same customer? 

 

Many thanks

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Aug 23, 2023 Aug 23, 2023

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*customer/client

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Aug 29, 2023 Aug 29, 2023

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So purchasing one image on a extended licence will grant me the use of the image in multiple different designs with unlimited reproductions for my business because I'm the same customer? 


By @Luke318252821m48

 

Correct. The extended license doesn't even expire with the print run, which is for the standard licence a total of 500k. And that for multiple different designs and supports: mugs, flags, t-shirts, posters and many more.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Sep 19, 2023 Sep 19, 2023

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Thanks Abambo
My situation is similiar to Lukes
Im planning on making posters for selling
I plan to add backgrounds , textures and texts to the original illustration but the main character will still be the illustration (the animal In the middle) 
Im wondering will the extended license be enough for my purpose
Because if you look at the extended license it doesn't mention the primary value thing ( see screenshot)

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Sep 19, 2023 Sep 19, 2023

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The extended license is the most permissive license, and it does allow you to sell a product into which you've incorporated the licensed asset such as the poster you've described.

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Sep 19, 2023 Sep 19, 2023

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Because if you look at the extended license it doesn't mention the primary value thing ( see screenshot)


By @Vikentijs

The “primary value” is used to explain, how to identify the need for a standard licence. Merchandising like posters is explicitly allowed with an extended licence, you do not need to specify a method to identify the standard licence use case. With an extended licence, you can do what a standard licence allows and, in addition, much more.

 

The rule: posters for selling → extended licence.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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