Why was my content rejected as Non-Licensable Content?

If your content was rejected as “Non-Licensable Content”, it is because we cannot license this content in our collection due to legal compliance restrictions. This type of restricted content cannot be published for either commercial or editorial use therefore it is considered “non-licensable”.

Restrictions could include, but are not limited to the following subjects:

  • Architecture
  • Geographic locations
  • Events & Festivals
  • Uniquely designed objects
  • Currency
  • Vehicles
  • Artwork, sculpture, installations
  • Strict photography policies at a location

We Recommend

  • Consulting our Known Restrictions list prior to submitting content for restricted subject matter.

Here are some additional resources you may find helpful:

Can I submit images or footage of locations, properties, or products?

Informed Images: What to Consider When Creating Photos or Video for Commercial Use


If you don’t understand the reason for the rejection of your images or if you need additional clarification, you can always contact contributor support.

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