What You Need to Know About Storyblocks Licensing Updates

February 23, 2022

What You Need to Know About Storyblocks Licensing Updates

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Welcome to the Storyblocks licensing updates! We’re adding benefits and clarifying certain terms that pertain to members like you. For example, the Storyblocks licenses now apply to all three media types—video, graphics, and audio—bringing consistency to our family of products. We also defined what a “seat” means—it describes a person, not a company. Here is a summary of the other updates to the Storyblocks licensing terms:

Updated Storyblocks License:

No more derivative work requirement

Members no longer need to make substantive changes to our content in order to reproduce it. Every item in our Member Library can be shared in its original form, with only minimal restrictions. See the full license for details.

Increased indemnification

We’ve got you covered—we now offer up to $20,000 in coverage under our Individual license versus a previous $1,000. This puts us ahead of the industry standard for indemnification.

Digital distribution

Unlimited! No matter your membership level, your subscription includes limitless digital distribution rights, such as publishing to YouTube and blog platforms. On top of that, every creative asset you download from the Member Library is yours to keep and use forever.

Introducing Storyblocks Business License

If you want greater distribution options, we have good news! We offer a business license for commercial use! With a Storyblocks business license, your company receives multiple user seats, and can get up to $1,000,000 in indemnification. Request a demo to learn more.

Want more information on our updated terms? You can download the full Individual License here, or send us an email at support@storyblocks.com and we’ll happily answer your questions.

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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on July 12, 2017 but has been since updated to reflect current information.


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