Buyer FAQ

What does royalty free mean?

Royalty free means you just need to pay for rights to use the item once per end product. You don’t need to pay additional or ongoing fees for each person who sees or uses it.

Please note that there may be some limits placed on uses under the different license types available on the marketplaces, such as our Photo and Music Licenses (see the PhotoDune and AudioJungle FAQs for more information)

Am I allowed to modify the item that I purchased?

Yes. You can customize our items to fit the needs of your end product. Example: You could change the colors, text, and layout of a flyer template or convert an HTML template into a WordPress theme for a single client.

What are the main differences between the Regular License and the Extended License?

In simple terms, the main difference is that under the Regular License, your end product (incorporating the item you’ve licensed) is distributed for free, whereas under the Extended License your end product may be sold. Of course, if it was all that simple, we’d have a one sentence license, so please do read the licenses and the rest of these FAQs for more details!

If you’re a freelancer, you are allowed to create an end product for a client using the Regular License and charge them for your services – see the FAQ “I’m a freelancer/agency. Can I use the item for an end product I’m doing for a client?” for more information.

Which license do I need for an end product that is only accessible to paying users?

If the end users need to pay to see the end product, you need an Extended License. There can be more than one end user as long as there is only one end product.

Which license do I need for an end product that is freely accessible or freely distributed to users?

As long as the end users can freely access the end product, the Regular License is fine. There can be more than one end-user (the person who uses the end product, such as the end consumer) as long as there is only one, unique end product.

I am a commercial entity or run a business. Do I always need an Extended License?

No, just using the item in a commercial setting doesn’t necessarily mean you need an Extended License. You need an Extended License if the end product is sold to end users. If the end product is free, even if you are a commercial enterprise, you only need a Regular License.

Which license do I need for an end product that is free, but has parts you need to pay to access?

If the item is used within the free part, the Regular License if fine. If the item is used only in a part that requires payment to access, you need the Extended License.

Which license do I need to use an item in a commercial?

You only need a Regular License where the end product is an advertisement, as the audience does not have to pay to view it. It doesn’t matter if the advertisement is for things that are being sold.

Can I re-distribute an item? What about under an Extended License?

No. You can’t license items and then make them available to others ‘as-is’ (that is, as a stand-alone item or as stock), regardless of which license you purchase.