Information about licensing Colaimages.com's images
We license our images with a Royalty Free (RF) contract, in which you pay a contribution just once, for helping to keep this project alive, and then can use the image forever, as many times as you like, also for different projects. You can license one single image, an image pack, or subscribe with a specific plan.
You can always publish an inoffensive image freely (without a release) in an editorial context. Editorial use means that the image is used to illustrate matters of general interest, for educational and cultural purpose, or newsworthy events, but not for commercial purpose. Old pictures of well-known personalities can be published only if their name is stated and only in an editorial context.
If you want to use the image in a commercial advertisement, then the rules depends on the country in which you are publishing your content. In general, given the age of the old photographs, the majority of the vintage images we provide are unencumbered by third-party rights, because the copyright has expired. Most of them are out of copyright just because both the author and the models are unknown, and most probably disappeared long time ago. This kind of rights are called orphan rights. In these cases the copyright is nonexistent, and you can freely use the images also for commercials. In the US all the images taken before 1923 are free of copyright.
However, some celebrities of the past (Einstein, Monroe, Dietrich, Priestley, etc.) have estates that still administer their images, therefore keeping the copyrights alive. In this case, if you want to use the image commercially you must acquire clearance, i.e. a release. It is YOU who uses the image, YOU are the publisher, and therefore YOU are liable. Colaimages.com cannot assume the corresponding risk or corresponding warranty for the improper use of the images it licenses.
Only user's digital rights are granted by Colaimages.com for its vintage images. The license agreement therefore does not include a release or consent to exploit portrayed persons, names, brand names, trademarks, buildings, decoration, and artistic designs. These rights are not included in Colaimages.com license. This applies to commercial use only. The user is solely responsible for procurement of the necessary permission, authorization, or release associated with the planned uses of the old image from the copyright owner, if there is any.
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"Licensed Content" means any photograph, still image, or visual representation generated optically, electronically, digitally or by any other means, which is licensed to Licensee by Colaimages.com under the terms of this Agreement. Any reference in this Agreement to the Licensed Content shall be to each individual item within the Licensed Content and also to the Licensed Content as a whole.
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Your right to use any Colaimages.com content is subject to your full payment of the license. All Licensed Content must be downloaded within 72 hours of the date of purchase, but may be used at any time.
Licensee may not:
·Use any of the Content as part of a trade-mark, design-mark, trade-name, business name, service mark, or logo;
·Use the Content in design template applications intended for resale, whether on-line or not, including, without limitation, website templates, business card templates, electronic greeting card templates, and brochure design templates;
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·Use or display the Content in an electronic format that enables it to be downloaded or distributed via mobile devices or shared in any peer-to-peer or similar file sharing arrangement;
·Incorporate the Content in any product that results in a re-distribution or re-use of the Content (such as electronic greeting card web sites, web templates and the like) or is otherwise made available in a manner such that a person can extract or access or reproduce the Content as an electronic file;
·Use the Content in any posters (printed on paper, canvas or any other media) or other items for resale, license or other distribution for profit;
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·Remove any notice of copyright, trade-mark or other proprietary right from any place where it is on or embedded in the Content;
·Sub-license, re-sell, rent, lend, assign, gift or otherwise transfer or distribute the Content or the rights granted under this Agreement;
·Use Content marked "For editorial use only" for any commercial, promotional, endorsement, advertising or merchandising use.
·Use the Content without including the following credit adjacent to the Content or in audio/visual production credits: "(c) Artist Name”/Colaimages.com.
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No model releases or property releases are available for Licensed Content from Colaimages.com. Licensee shall be solely responsible for determining whether a release is required in connection with any proposed use of Licensed Content, and Licensee shall be responsible for obtaining any required release. As no releases are available, Colaimages.com makes only the following limited representations and warranties with respect to Licensed Content:
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Choice of Law, Jurisdiction, and Attorneys’ Fees
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