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The purchase of a Shutterstock image entitles our customers to many benefits, depending on the type of license they choose to purchase. However, our Shutterstock Terms of Service does not allow photos, illustrations or vectors to be used as a logo, as part of a logo or as a trademark.
Because we strive to help all of our customers, it is possible that we can help you to license either an image or a footage clip exclusively. To do this, Shutterstock would acquire the copyright from the contributor and then grant you exclusive rights. These rights would include the ability to use the work for trademarks and logos.
Pricing for Exclusive Rights
Shutterstock has no set pricing when it comes to acquiring exclusive rights as the cost is dependent on a few factors. First and foremost, the artist must be willing to sell the copyright exclusively. When a contributor does agree to sell the copyright for an image or a footage clip, those rights would apply only going forward. Any prior uses or previously purchased royalty-free licenses for the image or footage would remain in effect.
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You will need a few pieces of information, should you decide on purchasing exclusive rights to footage or an image. These include:
Once you have this information ready, please contact our customer support personnel and we will do our best to work with the contributor in order to attain the copyright for you.