Licensing Shouldn’t Be a Hassle

Storyblocks is dedicated to making stock media simple. That’s why we offer worry-free licensing with the highest level of legal coverage in the industry.

Storyblocks

100% Royalty Free

Anything you download is yours to keep forever — royalty-free. There’s no need to track licenses on a per project basis.

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Worldwide in Perpetuity

You can distribute your finished projects anywhere, at any time. Your license never expires and there are no location restrictions.

Licensing Options

We offer two easy to understand licensing options: Standard and Enterprise. Anything you download—video, images, or audio—will be covered by the license associated with your plan.

Assets licensed to users in your organization
Unlimited
Up to $1,000,000 covering users in your organization
Unlimited distribution for print, digital, and production

Licensing FAQs

  • All licenses are royalty-free in perpetuity — you’ll never have to pay royalty fees to keep your license.
  • Unlimited projects — there’s no need to track how many times you’ve used your assets.
  • Licenses are valid worldwide—there are no geographic restrictions.
  • Includes up to $20,000 indemnification for the individual license holder.
  • License covers usage by the individual for both personal and commercial projects.
  • All licenses are royalty-free in perpetuity—you’ll never have to pay royalty fees to keep your license.
  • Unlimited projects—there’s no need to track how many times you’ve used your assets.
  • Licenses are valid worldwide—there are no geographic restrictions.
  • Truly unlimited distribution—there’s no limit on merchandising or print reproduction for both Member Library and Marketplace files.
  • Includes up to $1,000,000 indemnification for both the individual and business.
  • License covers usage across a team or company for both internal and commercial projects.

Assets licensed to a business provide legal coverage and usage rights for your team’s seat holders. You’re covered for up to $1M in indemnification and truly unlimited distribution. Your downloads can be shared across a team, department, or even entire company, depending on the number of seats you purchase.

Assets licensed to an individual provide legal coverage and usage rights for the individual licence holder only. Standalone stock media files licensed to an individual cannot be shared with others. While you can share your finished projects, you do not have the rights to distribute the underlying, original stock media assets or project files.

A Storyblocks license guarantees that any and all content use, as provided for in the contract, will not infringe on the intellectual property rights of any third party. We’ll bet our own money on it.

If claims do arise, we’ll help handle the legal claims for you and ensure you’re covered for legal payout up to your indemnification limit.

Unlike content in our Member Library, all Marketplace content is from third-party artists who keep 100% of every sale to individual subscribers. There are a few basic limitations on Marketplace clips meant to help protect the artist.

You can learn more about the difference between our Member Library and Marketplace content here

We try to keep our licenses as restriction-free as possible, but we do have a few limitations.

  • You can’t re-sell or re-license any of our stock files.
  • You cannot use our stock files in a way that encourages violence or for unlawful purposes.
  • You cannot use our stock files as logos or trademarks.
  • If there’s a recognizable person or property in one of our images or videos, we’ll clearly indicate whether that content has been “Model Released” or “Property Released.” A release means that the model or property owner gave permission for their likeness to be used in commercial projects. If you don’t see a release indicated, you can probably still use the content, but you need to get written permission from the model or property owner to be fully covered.

Check out our entire license for the full language.

Time to talk to our Enterprise team. We’ll work with you to make sure everything’s covered.

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