So Jane's ready to use her free to download file she got from one of the Eezy sites, and she's wondering if she can:
- Post it for download on her up and coming site. Nope!
- Take it to her graphic design meeting with a client and claim it as her own. Nope!
- Slap her name on it and sell it on Shutterstock. Nope!
There are, however, a lot of things she CAN do with her new free Eezy files, but it all depends on the license. Some licenses will allow Jane to use files commercially - where she could use that new flower pattern on a cell phone case design she's working on for her client. Some licenses will allow Jane to use icons in an app layout she's working on. Some licenses will allow Jane to create printable greeting cards she can sell on Etsy, and still others will only allow her to use the design in a personal work. Almost all licenses will require attribution, so be sure to include credit every time if it does.
Bottom line, if the file is on one of the Eezy sites, that means that the artist wants to share it with the world and have Jane use it, but she still has to abide by the rules.
So now Jane's taken a look at the Eezy Premium Graphics and realized she can totally benefit from and use those graphics - and she's got a couple projects that she doesn't want to have to give attribution on. Enter the Eezy Premium License!
Jane's now wondering with the Premium file if she can:
- Post it for download on her up and coming site. Still nope!
- Take it to her graphic design meeting with a client and claim it as her own. Still nope!
- Slap her name on it and sell it on Shutterstock. Still nope!
What Jane CAN do is use a Premium icon in that app design without crediting Eezy. She can also use some flowers to create a tshirt or pillowcase or cell phone design that will be printed on the products and sold on Society6. She can also use the logos she downloads as a base and template for her client's new re-branding. Hey, if she alters the Premium design enough, and creates something totally unrecognizable from the original, she can even sell that unique new file on her own website, all without having to credit Eezy!
Still confused about what Jane can do? Here are a couple actual design examples:
As a free user, Jane can take a free file from the site and create a completely new design with the file. She can then use that new design for her projects. She will have to give attribution back to the site.
If you want to just use a preview image found on our site in your blog, that's totally fine, you may use the image in it's original form just give us a link back to our website. You may not redistribute the content.
Original file (left) - cannot be used as is - needs to become a derivative, unique design
New pattern (right) that is completely unique - can be used with attribution back to the site
Original free file (left) - cannot be used as is - needs to be used as a part of a larger project with significant changes
New background (right) using the file to create a new design - will need to give credit back to the site.
Here's what you can't do - take a free file from the site, simply move around the images and change the color on the background and resell the file.
Still feeling lost? Feel free to contact us - we're here to help!