Skyld Licenses

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Tools, Templates & Assets

Tools. Products that must be installed on your computer to assist in the creation of your End Product. An example of a Tool is a Photoshop Brush, where you are required to install the brush file within Photoshop to then use as part of the creation of your End Product. 

Templates. Products that require the end user to interact with the ‘Editable’ components of the Product. An example of a Template is a flyer, where the author has given the end user the options to edit the title and images.

Assets. Visual components that are used as minor details in your End Product. An example of an Asset is a texture which could be used a background/overlay of an illustration or a video count down timer as an introduction to your full video.

Single-Use License

DETAILS

  • Unlimited Personal Projects
  • 1 Commercial Project
  • 1 User Per License

OVERVIEW

1 user can create 1 commercial project or unlimited personal projects. Every new commercial project requires a new license.

Multi-Use License

DETAILS

  • Unlimited Personal Projects
  • Unlimited Commercial Projects
  • 1 User Per License

OVERVIEW

1 user can create multiple personal or commercial projects with unlimited sales.

What you cannot do with Tools, Templates or Assets:
  • Manipulate the Tool source files and claim it as your own. For example, you cannot edit the code of a plugin you purchased and then claim it as your own plugin or make a derivative product.
  • Create stock images/video using the Tool without significant artistic interpretation. For example, you cannot purchase a Photoshop Brush and create a stock image of any of the individual brush graphics to then sell/re-distribute. If you are unsure if your project meets this requirement, please contact the author of the product and present your project for their review.
  • Extract parts of a Template to use in your own products or distribute in any way. For example, you cannot extract elements from a scene creator template and use those elements as part of your own product.
  • Use a Template in an environment where end users can create their own personalised content. For example, you cannot implement a Template into a website and allow its users to interact with the Template and create content of their own.
  • Convert Assets into repeatable patterns. For example, you cannot purchase an icon set and turn the icons into repeatable pattern to distribute.
  • Use an Asset as the primary visual element of your commercially distributed End Product. For example, you cannot purchase an illustration and use that as the primary visual element of a logo and then charge a client for that logo. If you are unsure if your purchased Asset has too much visual dominance in your End Product, please contact the author of the product for further guidance.

Fonts

Desktop License

DETAILS

  • Unlimited Personal Projects
  • Unlimited Commercial Projects
  • Rasterized form only

OVERVIEW

Create physical or digital works for web, games, mobile apps, e-publications and advertisements.

Webfont License

DETAILS

  • Web use only
  • Embed on multiple web sites owned by the licensee
  • Embed using CSS @font-face

OVERVIEW

Embed the font on your web apps or websites with the agreed upon page view limit.

What you cannot do with Desktop License:
  • Embed the Font Software in any form of End Product.
  • Create physical or digital artwork for commercial projects which only consists of the letterforms of a font or minimal artistic use of the Font Software. If you are unsure if your End Product meets this requirement, please contact the author of the Font Software.
  • Use in broadcast or streamed on TV subscription services. If this use is required for your project, please contact the author of the Font Software.
What you cannot do with Webfont License:
  • Create any form of editable template that allows end users to extract the Font Software or create personalized content using the Font Software.
  • Use in games, mobile applications, e-publications, broadcast, video streaming services or advertisements.
  • Convert fonts into different formats without permission from the author.
  • Continue to use the Font Software after exceeding your monthly website page views. If you have exceeded your limit, you will need to purchase a new license.

General license overview

  • Create unlimited personal use projects
  • Create digital or physical artwork within the rules outlined on this page
  • The product you purchase is licensed for your use only. If another person needs access to the product source files, they need to purchase a license for it.
  • You can create backup copies of the product for archival purposes only, provided that you are the only person with access to it
  • If the product you purchase is installable, then it can be only installed on up to two computers used by the end user.
  • Sell, re-distribute or sublicense the product or its source files.
  • Using resources to create stock images, video or products that directly competes with the original authors product. If you plan to sell stock image/video using resources from Skyld, please contact the author(s) of the resources beforehand and present your project for their approval.

Licensing FAQ

An End Product is your completed project that you intend to distribute commercially

End Products must greatly differ from the original product you have purchased. Changes that you make to the product must be significant enough that it does not resemble or compete with the original item. For example, if you purchase a pattern graphic, you cannot make minor changes to it (such as re-coloring it) and re-distribute the file or sell the artwork as your own. If you purchase a Plugin (Tool), you cannot add/remove any lines of code or edit the source files and re-distribute the file in any way.

Templates must be altered through copy or content changes before it can be considered an End Product. For example, if you purchase a Powerpoint template, you must make changes to the content before a client can be charged for it. You cannot sell the item as stock or re-distribute the the original files in any way.

Tools (Installable items such as brushes and plugins)  can be used to create works that do not include any of the item source files as part of the project. For example, you may download a Photoshop Brush to use in an illustration you create but you cannot re-distribute the the original Photoshop Brush files in any way. 

Assets can only be used as minor details in your commercially distributed End Product. For example, you cannot purchase an illustration and use that as the stand alone graphic for t-shirts that you intent to sell.

Fonts can be used in various ways, provided that 1) the Font Software cannot be extracted by anyone except yourself and 2) you don’t primarily use letterforms of the font in your commercial works or intend to sell physical or digital products without significant artistic use of the Font Software.

Items that are installed on your computer/device to assist in the creation of your End Product. Examples of installable items are Fonts, Photoshop Brushes and Plugins. 

Yes, with the Single-Use license you are permitted to create one End Product for a client. If you purchase a Multi-Use license, you can create unlimited End Products for any number of clients. Product source files are for your use only and may not be given to a client or provided as part of an End Product intended for commercial use.

Either a Single-Use or Multi-Use license can be used. Keep in mind though that a Single-Use license only allows you to create one End Product. If you plan to sell more than one End Product then you will either need to purchase an additional Single-Use license for each new End Product you create or a Multi-Use license to create unlimited End Products. 

Remember, you cannot sell or re-distribute the product source files or components of the product in any way.

No, under both license terms you do not need to credit the author. They sure would appreciate it though!

Authors set their own prices for Multi-Use licenses. Prices can greatly vary from author to author.

Authors can choose to provide a Single-Use licence, Multi-Use license or both for their products. 

No, authors must use the licence options provided by Skyld. If you are seeking additional provisions for a license, please contact us.

Yes, you will however need to purchase a Single-Use license for each End Product you contribute to the stock marketplace or an Multi-Use license to remove limits on how many End Products you can upload to a stock marketplace.

You cannot sell End Products to a stock website that uses Skyld resources without significant modification . For example, you cannot make minimal changes to a texture product (example, adjusting the texture orientation or copying a section of the texture and pasting it in another area of the texture) and sell or re-distribute it in any way, it must form a minor part of a larger image/video. An exception to this rule is ‘Tools’, where you can use the Tool to create effects/designs and apply them to imagery or video to sell on a stock website. 

If you have created an End Product utilizing a resources from Skyld that you intent to sell on a stock website, it is recommended that you contact the original authors(s) for their approval before submitting your End Product to stock websites. 

Re-distributing any of the product source files is strictly forbidden.

If you have questions, please contact us!