I’m having a disagreemeant with someone over the use of watermarked stock images. They say it’s perfectly legal to use the watermarked images in a final version of a design (published onlinee) while i’m arguing that it must be licensed first. I’ve searched high and low on the site for official language that says you can’t actually use the watermarked previews but I can’t find a darn thing. Does anyone know if that language exists?
Aside from being unprofessional, if you use a watermarked asset in a finished design the person who created that asset is not getting paid for your use of it.
I appreciate your response, and I am aware of this already. I was looking for something more official that outlines it for lay people who don’t understand how Stock works. I’m dealing with a group of people who think its perfectly ok to use the watermarked images and I can’t find official language from Adobe that says they can’t.
Here's what you're looking for:
Section 3.4(b) of the www.adobe.com/go/stockterms
(b) Comp License. Subject to your compliance with the Terms, we grant you the right to use, reproduce, modify or display “comp” (i.e. composite) or preview versions of a Work solely for previewing how a Work may look in production for up to 90 days from the date of download (“Comp License”). Unless a license is purchased, you have no right to a production use of the Work or make the Work publicly available. We make no guarantee that any Work you download under a Comp License will be available for license thereafter.
Thank you so much. Precisely what I needed!