3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 4, 2017 1:46 PM by EvilBugQueen1

    Business breaking Adobe Stock Rules I assume

    fredj43727645

      Hello Adobe,

       

      I just wanted to be a good citizen and let you know that I think this brand here is violating your guy's policy and I thought you should know:

       

       

      NoCopyrightSounds - YouTube

       

      You will notice in their latest videos that in the description at the bottom they say that they've obtained their images from Adobe Stock. Well they have over 9 million subscribers and easily clear 1 million views on every video they publish and I would think they only purchased the standard license plan not the extended license but that's my guess.

       

      Anyways,

       

      thought you guy's should know!

        • 1. Re: Business breaking Adobe Stock Rules I assume
          Brad Lawryk Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          How is that breakping any Adobe copyright rules?

           

          i don't see anything that breaks the standard license rules. The images are not the main entity of the product, the sounds are. And credit was given. Unless I am missing something? I don't even see any use of Adobe Stock Images? And if there is, how would you know or not if they paid standard or extended or even Premium for that matter?

           

          seems to me more of a spam promotion of the sound than a legitimate concern here?

          • 2. Re: Business breaking Adobe Stock Rules I assume
            fredj43727645 Level 1

            Screen Shot 2017-01-01 at 7.00.53 PM.png1. It doesn't matter if the "main entity" of the product is the music, they are using images from Adobe Stock.

             

            2. I've attached an image of one of their videos that say's on the bottom of the description that the images are used from "Adobe Stock".

             

            3. Adobe clearly states,

            Standard licenses

            With a Standard license, you may not:

            • Create more than 500,000 copies of the image in print, digital documents, software, or by broadcasting to more than 500,000 viewers.

             

            4. I'm assuming they do not individually buy each image they use to remove the restriction with an enhanced/extended license as that would be ridiculously costly... which leads me to believe they are breaking Adobe's rules because I talked to a rep from Adobe personally and he said that in the case that they do only use the standard license, that it would seem that they are breaking the rules even though he couldn't look into it and tell me specifically at the time. Although he didn't enclose that information, he notified me that these guys have over 9 million subscribers and are clearing well over 1Million views per video so if they only have standard licenses for their images, they could potentially be risking a lot. But hey, I'm just looking out for Adobe. I never said I wasn't assuming, but I'm just making a safe bet here.

            • 3. Re: Business breaking Adobe Stock Rules I assume
              EvilBugQueen1 Adobe Employee

              Hello FJ,

               

              Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I've confirmed with our product management team and there is no limitation on web impressions, only print runs.

               

              EBQ