Take control with Givo's Licenses

The majority of digital items are covered by the Standard License. However, as a seller you can charge more for the commercial use of you original work, get better protection and increase your revenue offering the Extended License. Remember! you must own full copyrights of all your deliveries. You cannot deliver or grant a commercial use for material you have purchased.

Last Modified 13 Jan 2016

  • Standard License

    - End Product: Free

    - Audience: Limited

    - Clients: 1

    - End Products: 1

  • Extended License

    - End Product: Paid

    - Audience: Unlimited

    - Clients: Unlimited

    - End Products: Unlimited

Standard License

The Standard License grants the buyer, an ongoing, non-exclusive, worldwide license to make use of the digital work (Item) ordered. The Buyer is licensed to use the Item to create one single End Product for personal use or or for one client (a "single application"), and the End Product can be distributed for Free. The license includes the right to utilize the Item through communication to the public (performance), broadcast, display, distribution, and reproduction (except for music files).

  • Music Files

    For music files, the Buyer is licensed to use the Item in one of the following Authorised Uses, in a single application (a single product or project):

    - Synchronisation with an audio-visual or audio-only work, to create one End Productthat incorporates the Item as well as other things, so that it is larger in scope and different in nature than the Item;

    - Specific direct playback uses, which are background music for one event, venue or location, one company's private on-hold music system, or one personal mobile ring-tone.

    The license includes the right to utilise the Item through communication to the public (performance), display, distribution, and reproduction (but not through Broadcast).

    Authorised Uses have these limitations:

    - For digitally downloaded or physical End Products, there is a limit of 10,000 copies.

    - Broadcast use is not allowed.

    - For films, the film may not be theatrically released. Use in an Indie Film is an Authorised Use. Tip: The Extended License doesn't have these limits for music files.

    The Items are not registered with performing rights organizations (PROs), but it is the Buyer's responsibility to pay any performing rights fees applying in each country, which will depend on the rules of the local PRO, local laws, and use of the Item.

    Audio files (other than music) and SFX

    For audio files, the Buyer is licensed to use the Item to create one single End Productthat incorporates the Item as well as other things, so that it is larger in scope and different in nature than the Item.

    Tools and Apps

    This license is for one copy (one seat, or one usage at any one time) of the Tool or App, installed on up to 2 of the Buyer's computers.

    The Buyer can use a Tool to create an unlimited number of different End Products. The buyer can use an App for its intended application. Both using a Tool and an App is conditional upon there only ever being one concurrent use of the item by the original Buyer.

    The Buyer can sell End Products created using a Tool, to any number of people. The End Products must not contain the Tool or App itself.

    The Buyer cannot re-distribute a Tool or App (this includes no public distribution, display or performance). The Buyer also cannot modify or make derivatives of a Tool or App.

    The Buyer cannot incorporate or distribute the Tool or the App with an End Product. But the Buyer may link the users of the End Product to where they can directly license the Tool or App.

    Logos

    The Logo Template ordered is not exclusive to the Buyer and the same logo can be used by someone else.

    The Logo Template Licenses the Buyer, an ongoing, non-exclusive, worldwide license to use the Logo Template in one Final Logo. A Final Logo is a customised implementation of the Logo Template.

    The Buyer can make any number of copies of the single Final Logo and use it in unlimited ways.

    The Buyer can modify or manipulate the Logo Template. Combine the Logo Template with other works and make a derivative work from it. The resulting Final Logo is subject to the terms of this license.

    A separate license is required to create a different Final Logo from the Logo Template.

    The Buyer cannot re-distribute the Logo Template as stock or as a template. This is not allowed either on its own or bundled with other items, and even if the Logo Template has been modified.

    The Buyer cannot claim any exclusive right to use the Logo Template or Final Logo, which includes not claiming trademark rights or copyright in the Final Logo and not applying to register the Final Logo as a trademark anywhere.

  • All Items

    An End Product is one of the following things, both requiring an application of skill and effort.

    For an Item that is a template, the End Product is a customised implementation of the Item.

    For other types of Item, an End Product is a work that incorporates the Item as well as other things, so that it is larger in scope and different in nature than the Item.

    Yes

    The Buyer can create one End Product for a client, and the Buyer can transfer that single End Product to your client for any fee. This license is then transferred to the Buyer's client.

    The Buyer can make any number of copies of the single End Product, as long as the End Product is distributed for Free.

    The Buyer can modify or manipulate the Item, or combine the Item with other works, to suit the End Product. The resulting works based on the Item are subject to the terms of this license. The Buyer cannot claim ownership of the Item, whether it's in original form or altered under this clause.

    Although this is a "single application" license, under one license the Buyer may make allowed variations of an End Product and distribute an End Product through multiple mediums.

    No

    The Buyer cannot Sell the End Product, except to one client. If the Buyer or their client want to Sell the End Product, an Extended License is required.

    This is a "single application" license for one Authorised Use, so the Buyer will need a separate license for each different Authorised Use.

    The Buyer cannot re-distribute the Item as stock, sound effect, video clip, in a tool or template, or with source files. The Buyer cannot do this with an Item either on its own or bundled with other items (such as an audio compilation), and even if the Item has been modified. The Buyer cannot re-distribute the Item as-is or with superficial modifications. These things are not allowed even if the re-distribution is for free.

    The Buyer cannot use the Item in any application allowing an end user to customise a digital or physical product to their specific needs, such as an "on demand", "made to order" or "build it yourself" application. The Buyer may use the Item in these ways only if you purchase a separate license for each final product created using the Item.

    Although the Buyer can modify the Item and therefore delete unwanted components before creating a single End Product, it is not allowed to extract and use a single component of an Item on a stand-alone basis.

    The Buyer must not permit an end user of the End Product to extract the Item and use it separately from the End Product.

    The Buyer cannot use the Item (or still images extracted from videos) for merchandising, which means an End Product where the primary value of the product lies in the Item itself.

    For some Items, a component of the Item will be sourced by the author from elsewhere and different license terms may apply to the component, such as someone else's license or an open source or creative commons license. If so, the component will be identified by the author in the Item's description page or in the Item's downloaded files. The other license will apply to that component instead of this license. This license will apply to the rest of the Item.

    For some items, a GNU General Public License (GPL) or another open source license applies. The open source license applies in the following ways:

    - Some Items, even if entirely created by the author, may be partially subject to the open source license: a ‘split license' applies. This means that the open source license applies to an extent that's determined by the open source license terms and the nature of the Item, and this license applies to the rest of the Item.

    Split and other open source licensing is relevant for themes and plug-ins for WordPress and other open source platforms.

    - For some Items, the author may have chosen to apply a GPL license to the entire Item. This means that the relevant GPL license will apply to the entire Item instead of this license. Where an Item is entirely under a GPL license, it will be identified as a GPL item and the license noted in the download files.

    The Buyer can only use the Item for lawful purposes. Also, if an Item contains an image of a person, even if the Item is model-released the Buyer cannot use it in a way that creates a fake identity, implies personal endorsement of a product by the person, or in a way that is defamatory, obscene or demeaning, or in connection with sensitive subjects.

    Items that contain digital versions of real products, trademarks or other intellectual property owned by others have not been property released. These Items are licensed on the basis of editorial use only. It is the Buyer's responsibility to consider whether the use of these Items requires a clearance and if so, to obtain that clearance from the intellectual property rights owner.

    This license applies in conjunction with the Givo Terms of Service. If there is an inconsistency between this license and the Givo Terms of Service, this license will apply to the extent necessary to resolve the inconsistency.

    This license can be terminated if the Buyer breaches it. If that happens, the Buyer must stop making copies of or distributing the End Product until the item is removed from it.

    The author of the Item retains ownership of the Item but grants the Buyer the license on these terms. This license is between the author of the Item and the Buyer. Givo is not a party to this license or the one giving the Buyer the license.

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