Licensing infringement is a crucial topic for anyone using fonts and stock art, including graphics, photos, and videos, in their projects. In this article, we’ll discuss what constitutes licensing infringement, common examples, and how to avoid these issues by acquiring the right licenses. We’ll also address the importance of adhering to intellectual property rights and corporate licensing guidelines.
What is a Licensing Infringement?
Simply put, licensing infringement occurs when any terms of a license are violated. This often happens unintentionally due to miscommunication or lack of understanding of the licensing terms. In many cases, restricted uses occur without the appropriate license extension, resulting in infringement. As a provider of fonts and stock art, YouWorkForThem is committed to helping you navigate these complexities and ensure compliance with all relevant licenses.
Common Licensing Infringements with Fonts
The most frequent infringements of Desktop font licenses involve Large Volume Commercial or Broadcast/Streaming use. The YouWorkForThem font license defines Large Volume Commercial use as more than 250,000 instances of use (each static image featuring the font counts as an instance). Exceeding this threshold requires a license extension to cover the specific usage. Additionally, if a font is used within video or motion content broadcast/streamed on any platform, a Broadcast/Streaming license extension is required.
Stock Art Licensing Infringements
For Stock Art, the most common infringement is also related to Large Volume Commercial use. Similar to fonts, more than 250,000 instances of use necessitate an extension of the standard stock art license. This ensures that the Stock Art usage adheres to the licensing terms set by the creator.
Resolving Licensing Infringements
YouWorkForThem is here to assist with resolving infringements by advising on the appropriate license extensions for any use scenario. If you suspect that you need to extend your basic license, please contact our team for guidance. By doing so, you’ll be protecting yourself, your clients, and the creators of the fonts and stock art you use in your projects.
Protecting Intellectual Property and Ensuring Compliance
Understanding and adhering to licensing terms is essential for safeguarding intellectual property and avoiding potential legal issues. By staying informed and obtaining the correct licenses for your projects, you can confidently use fonts and stock art while respecting the rights of creators. Should you have any questions or concerns, YouWorkForThem is always here to help.