Video Media (Single Use) License

Seriously: this is a legal document. Easy to read? Yes. A valid license with legal effect? Yes indeed!

Read this license to learn about the terms that apply, as well as the FAQs (which form part of the license).

The low-down! The nuts and bolts of this license

  1. The Video Media (Single Use) License grants you, the purchaser, an ongoing, non-exclusive, commercial, worldwide license to make use of the video content (Item) you have selected, on the following terms. The Licensing FAQs form part of this license.

  2. You are licensed to use the Item to create one single End Product that incorporates the Item as well as other things, so that it is larger in scope and different in nature than the Item.

    Examples of End Products: DVDs, websites, games, presentations, online videos, corporate videos, films, TV shows and advertisements.

  3. The license includes the right to utilize the Item through communication to the public (performance), broadcast, display, distribution, and reproduction. Read on for things that you can’t do with the Item.

    Relax: free or commercial, monetized or not, for-profit or not-for-profit – we don’t mind as long as it’s one single End Product! Read on and see the FAQs for more information.

    Go for it! More details about what you can do with the Item

  4. You can create the End Product for yourself or for one client. If you create the End Product for a client, then this license is transferred to your client with the End Product (and you may no longer make use of the Item).

  5. You can make any number of copies of the single End Product. You can distribute the single End Product through multiple media, and you can make it available online or broadcast it to an unlimited number of viewers.

  6. You can modify or manipulate the Item, or combine the Item with other works, to suit your End Product. The resulting works based on the Item are subject to the terms of this license. You cannot claim ownership to the Item, whether it’s in original form or altered under this clause. You can do the things allowed in this clause as long as the End Product you then create is one that’s permitted under clause 2.

    Examples: you can edit, loop or stylize a video clip to suit your project. See clause 17 for more information about ownership rights in the Item.

  7. Although this is a “single application” license, under one license you may make allowed variations of an End Product, which is detailed in the FAQs.

    Examples of allowed variations: “cut down” versions of a single film trailer or advertisement; language translations of a single video.

    Whoa there! Things you can't do with the item

  8. This is a “single application” license for one single End Product, so you will need a separate license for each different End Product.

  9. You can’t re-distribute the Item as a video clip, as stock, in a tool or template, or with source files. You can’t do this with an Item either on its own or bundled with other items, even if you modify the Item. You also can’t re-distribute the Item as-is or with superficial modifications.

    Examples: You can’t modify a video clip and distribute it as part of a VJ loop pack. You can’t simply stylize or recolor a video and sell it as your own.

  10. You can’t use the Item in any application allowing an end user to customize a digital or physical product to their specific needs, such as an “on demand”, “made to order” or “build it yourself” application. You can use the Item in this way only if you purchase a separate license for each final product incorporating the Item that is created using the application.

    Examples of “on demand”, “made to order” or “build it yourself” applications: online video or animation rendering services, “create your own” slideshow apps, and e-card generators. You will need one license for each product created by a customer, or contact us to discuss.

  11. You can’t use the Item (or still images extracted from it) for merchandising, which means an End Product where the primary value of the product lies in the Item itself.

    Examples: screensavers, e-cards, still images used in physical products like t-shirts and calendars.

  12. You must not permit an end user to extract the Item and use it separately from the End Product.

  13. You can’t claim trademark or service mark rights over the Item within the End Product.

    The nitty gritty! Other license terms

  14. You can only use the Item for lawful purposes. Also, you can’t use Item in connection with defamatory, obscene or demeaning material, or in connection with sensitive subjects.

    For more information on sensitive subjects, see the FAQs.

  15. You must not use the Item in violation of any export laws that apply to you.

  16. This license applies in conjunction with the Envato Market Terms for your use of the Envato Market. If there is an inconsistency between this license and the Envato Market Terms, this license will apply to the extent necessary to resolve the inconsistency.

  17. This license can be terminated if you breach it and don’t remedy the breach. If termination happens, you must stop using the Item, which includes no longer making copies of or distributing the End Product until you remove the Item from it.

  18. The author of the Item retains ownership of the Item but grants you the license on these terms. You can’t claim ownership of the Item, even if modified under clause 6, for example through content identification systems.

    Example: if you use a video clip synced in your video, you can’t claim rights to the video clip (eg through applying “ContentID” or similar systems to the video clip).

  19. This license is between the author of the Item and you. Envato Pty Ltd is not a party to this license or the one giving you the license.


Term used Meaning
End Product See clause 2.
you Yourself or your business entity. For an employee acting on behalf of an organization, that organization.

Version 1.0, effective date: 23 February 2015


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