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Commercial Use

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:01 PM

What constitutes commercial use:

:bulletpink: Any use from which you, the stock user, will generate profit, real or in online currency of any form. 
:bulletpink: Any use that will aid you, the stock user, in generating profit. Ex. Business Cards and Logos.
(You may use my stock in dA prints and deviant sponsored contests free of charge. I will not consider these actions commercial use.)

Commercial use includes but is not limited to:

:bulletpink: Things in print: Book covers, CD covers, e-Book covers, T-shirts, pillows, menus, banners, fliers, etc.
:bulletpink: Off-site prints.
:bulletpink: Commissions for which you charge more than $5.00/400 :points:
:bulletpink: Site layouts that you receive payment for.
:bulletpink: Exclusive premade backgrounds.
:bulletpink: Business Cards and Logos
:bulletpink: Winning a contest where the prize is getting your image in print (See Things in print above).
(See things in print above)

I want to use your image commercially, what do I do?

:bulletpink: Contact me by sending me a note or commenting on the stock you're interested in.
:bulletpink: Please be sure to read the entire commercial use journal (this journal) prior to contacting me.

You should include the following information:

:bulletpink: Link to the stock you're interested in.
:bulletpink: What you intend on doing with the image.
:bulletpink: What you believe to be a fair price.
:bulletpink: (Book) Print or eBook. Number of copies expected to print.

How should I pay you?

:bulletpink: After you have contacted me and we have agreed on a price I will set the stock of your choice up with a commercial use policy and make it available for payment in the option of your choice:
1. A download under the deviantART premium content platform where you may pay in points.
2. Or, you may send a dollar amount payment to my PayPal e-mail:

:bulletpink: Please do not send payment to my donation pool.

:bulletpink: In the event you want to use my stock for a book cover, I may waive the stock price in exchange for a free copy of the book and an internal credit.

Crediting Commercially Used Stock

:bulletpink: Purchasing my stock doesn't exclude you from crediting me if at all possible.
:bulletpink: The method by which you may be able to credit me may vary by type of commercial use.
:bulletpink: Credit using my name: Katie Litchfield
:bulletpink: When possible, credit using my name and a link back to my stock.


:bulletpink: May I sell your stock as is?  No. Don't ever ask to sell my unmanipulated stock.
:bulletpink: May I make and sell pre-cuts from your stock? No.
:bulletpink: I saw a price in points on your stock, what's up with that? Sorry, those are null and void, I haven't had time to update my stock.
:bulletpink: Do you take paid commissions for wings for commercial use? Yes.

:bulletpink: Questions? Ask in the comments, thanks!

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Mythspinner-Stock Nov 30, 2013   General Artist
Thanks for posting such a concise 'terms of commercial use' journal / article. You've really helped me in my research. :heart:
Thy-Darkest-Hour Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :floating:  I'm glad that the post was helpful
What about a don't pick flowers sign in a park?
Thy-Darkest-Hour Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Please feel free to use my flower stock.
I want to use it too ..thank you and of course all credits will be yours..
Thy-Darkest-Hour Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
EnvyAmongPrey May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Does commercial usage include contests from other deviants/groups? (not the site contests)
Thy-Darkest-Hour May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for inquiring. I do not consider contests in other places to be commercial use, so please feel free to use my stock in them so long as I receive a link to where I can see it.
EnvyAmongPrey Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank You! and will do
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