I'm creating a commercial website theme for a hosted eccomerce platform. I need to create a demo store and populate it with sample "dummy" products.
When Merchants purchase the theme it won't include any images. The buyers will obviously have their own range of products. When they purchase the theme it gets automatically installed in their store without any images. So the images are not part of the product that is offered for sale.
I'm considering the possibility of using stock images. But wondering if this is allowed under the standard license.
In my opinion I'd say that it is not likely okay. Why not just use place holder images with the watermark on them to be safe - and free.