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Licensing and attribution on blog posts with pen names

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Apr 07, 2021 Apr 07, 2021

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Hiya,

I've just subscribed for a standard license and downloaded an image. Now, I want to use the image on my Medium blog as an article cover image. I've attributed the author and linked back to the image with "© Author via Adobe Stock."


Is that all? How does Adobe know the rights to an image belong to me if I use a pen name?
And is Medium story deemed as commercial use? I'm beyond confused.

Can someone help? Thank you!

P.s. I've read the whole legal PDF, FAQ, and searched the community pages, and now I'm even more confused.

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Apr 14, 2021 Apr 14, 2021

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How does Adobe know the rights to an image belong to me if I use a pen name?

There is no need. If there is a complaint you need to prove that you licensed the asset. That's all.

And is Medium story deemed as commercial use?

A blog is considered editorial use, so you need to attribute as you did (author/stock.adobe.com --- according to the licence terms). Your use seems to be covered by the licence you acquired.

 

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 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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