What usage is permitted with the Shutterstock Footage license?

Shutterstock adds more than 75,000 clips each week and has millions of clips. Here's what our footage license allow for:

Permitted by the footage license:

  • Web use, with an audience size up to 500,000

    • This can include use on social media, in mobile apps, on sites like Youtube or Vimeo, and content for digital download

  • Live performances, with audience size up to 500,000

    • Things like concerts, musicals, seminars, and corporate presentations

  • On websites, with no audience limit

    • This refers to videos that are embedded on actual webpages

Not permitted by the footage license:

  • Television distribution

    • In TV shows or commercials

    • On broadcast/cable/satellite

  • Movie theater distribution

  • Over the top (OTT) video distribution

    • On streaming services, such as Netflix

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