Our Fuss-Free Licences
When you make a purchase at FUSSFREEIMAGES.COM, you are purchasing a PERSONAL, NON-EXCLUSIVE, NON-TRANSFERRABLE LICENCE TO USE, subject to the following conditions, the nominated product/s. Copyrights in the licensed products remain with the creator of the work at all times.
You must not download, copy, share or use our resources in any manner whatsoever without having purchased a valid licence, or outside of the scope of that licence.
As licensee, YOU are, in all cases and for all products, responsible for ensuring that your licensed copies of a product are not available to be used by anyone else.
YOU MUST NOT ALLOW use the licensed resource/s to be used in such a way that they may be associated with topics or subject matter which is illegal or defamatory, promotes hate or violence, or which a reasonable person would consider to be in conflict with the legal or moral standards of the society/s in which it is likely to be seen.
TRAINING VIDEOS and RESOURCES (Restricted Licence)
TRAINING VIDEOS and RESOURCES are for personal use only and must not be copied, reverse-engineered, resold or redistributed in any way.
FINE ART (Restricted Licence)
FINE ART images are premium images which we make available in a hard-copy, printed format only under a RESTRICTED licence.
FINE ART images are for personal use only and must not be copied, reverse-engineered, resold or redistributed in any way.
Please contact us if you wish to resell our fine art images or to have resaleable images prepared for you.
STOCK IMAGES, FONTS & DESIGN RESOURCES (Extended Licence)
You may use licensed fine art images to create an unlimited number of personal or client, free or commercial projects. We place no restrictions on the size of the client, on the structure of your organisation, nor on the number of copies or exposures of the derived work. However, note that you are purchasing a SINGLE SEAT licence, which means that the licensed resource may be used by a single person only on up to 3 devices. If you require that multiple persons within your organisation use the resource, you must purchase a licence for each of them.
STOCK IMAGES, FONTS and other DESIGN RESOURCES may be used for a wide variety of purposes, which may include both physical and digital design projects. Moreover, you may modify stock images to any extent necessary to create derivative works, or may use them unmodified as the sole, or primary, design element in a creative work. Please note, however, that, in order to protect the work's creator/ rights holder/s, additional restrictions do apply to any font, image or design element that is used as anything other than a VERY MINOR DESIGN element in your creative work or project.
The extent to which a particular design element contributes to a derivative work may be ambiguous, so you should always err on the side of caution and contact us if you have any questions. For clarification, here are some examples...
DIGITAL PAINTINGS and PHOTOS/ PHOTOREAL IMAGES are almost always designed to be used as SIGNIFICANT DESIGN ELEMENTS in near-original form. Accordingly, they should be treated as such and additional restrictions (as noted below) WILL apply. This is the case even if you modify them or add your own work to them, even if your work constitutes the primary design element.
OVERLAYS, EMBELLISHMENTS, ISOLATED INDIVIDUAL DESIGN ELEMENTS and TEMPLATES are typically designed to assist you to create your own original work, and so, in a typical use case, would be treated as VERY MINOR DESIGN ELEMENTS. Note, however, that, if you utilise these as the PRIMARY ELEMENT in a design additional restrictions (as noted below) WILL apply.
FONTS may be either very minor or significant/ primary design elements depending on how they are employed. Designs based on WORD ART, for example, would generally incorporate fonts as a major design element and therefore be subject to the additional restrictions as below.
As licensee, YOU are responsible for ensuring that your licensed copies of a product are not available to be used by anyone else.
YOU MUST NOT share, redistribute or sublicense the licensed images/ design resources in their original form, or in any form that may seem to compete with the creator and/ or licensor of the work, even if modified by you.
YOU MUST NOT distribute licensed resources in a format in which they may be isolated or extracted (for example, in vector, layered or unflattened format) to any unauthorised persons, including to your client (who must purchase their own licence if they require a copy of these), except for the sole purpose of completing the project (eg passing source files to your printer), on the undertaking that such files are kept secure and unavailable for use by anyone else. If your licence agreement is revoked or terminated all copies of the image or resource must be irrecoverably deleted. Remember that YOU, as licensee, are responsible for what happens to products licensed by you.
Unless the licensed resource is only a VERY MINOR ELEMENT (unable to be extracted or isolated) in an original work, YOU MUST NOT sell it, or distribute it freely, in DIGITAL or DOWNLOADABLE format on any platform.
Unless the licensed resource is only a VERY MINOR ELEMENT (unable to be extracted or isolated) in an original work, YOU MUST NOT distribute or sell it on print on demand or stock image websites or on marketplace websites which require that you upload a digital image to their platform.
Unless the licensed resource is only a VERY MINOR ELEMENT (unable to be extracted or isolated) in an original work, YOU MUST NOT allow a high resolution version (greater than 1000px on its longest size) of the work to be uploaded to the Internet or network from which it may be downloaded. If you license a high resolution image from us, we will additionally supply a lower resolution (up to 1000px on its longest side) version intended for use in your online catalogue and/ or web marketing (we recommend that these are, if possible, watermarked and further reduced to the lowest practical size before being made available on social media or other publicly accessible websites). Again, please remember that you, as licensee, are responsible for ensuring the security of products licensed to you.
Unless the licensed resource is only a VERY MINOR ELEMENT (unable to be extracted or isolated) in an original work, YOU MUST NOT explicitly represent, or allow the implicit representation, that you are the creator of the work. You must not remove any artist's signature, initials or other identifiers from the licensed work.
LAST UPDATED: 8th January, 2020.