Whimsy Clips Standard License Agreement, which has always been in place and included in every zip file, now has its own easy to find category allowing you to quickly reference the terms.
These Standard Licensing terms have not been updated - nothing has been added or removed. With more of you beginning to create paperless resources there have been many questions regarding this area and I wanted to emphasize the following:
** Please Be Reminded: “Moveable pieces/objects” of any kind are NOT allowed under the Standard License Agreement.
** Under the Standard License Agreement you may use the images in Powerpoint or SmartBoard files as long as the images are flattened into a slide background and are not loose (moveable). Just as in a pdf file.
Please know there is a lot of researching and learning going on behind the scenes to learn more about these uses and extended licenses and other options etc.
Frequently Asked Questions
Each of the questions below are covered under the terms, however, I'm posting the most frequently asked questions below to help you find what you might be looking for quickly.
Question: Are moveable pieces allowed?
Answer: The terms do not allow for moveable pieces in software of any kind where the images can be extracted.
Per the Standard License Agreement all images must be flattened into the background when used in presentation software such as PowerPoint. No loose files of any kind are permitted, which includes but is not limited to free-standing images, image with text overlay or images placed over textured or pattern-filled shapes.
Question: May I use the clip art in paperless resources?
Answer: Per the terms: Smart Board and PowerPoint usage is permitted as long as the images are flattened as part of a background AND not loose in the file.
Question: May I use the clip art in Boom Cards?
Answer: Yes. The images in Boom Cards are secured and can't be lifted by the user, therefore this usage is allowed under the Standard License Agreement.
Question: May I use the clip art on my webpage?
Answer: Per the terms: You may not display an image on the Internet (whether it’s a blog or website) in its original form. By placing an image on the Internet in its original form the images could be stolen by others and used without permission – this is strictly prohibited.
However, you CAN use the images in a header as long as the image is part of a design and overlapped with other design elements so that the image can't be lifted from the design.
Question: May I use the clip art in a school yearbook?
Question: Under disallowed uses you mention digital backgrounds and digital papers. What does that mean?
Answer: It means the images may not be used to make a digital background or digital paper to sell.
An example of a digital paper is a pattern-filled tile or full page background with a repeating patterns.
Question: What if a usage I'm interested in is not listed in the licensing agreement?
Answer: When you license artwork you are allowed the rights listed within the agreement. If a usage is not mentioned then you have not licensed those rights and they are not allowed. If you find that you have a need for a particular usage please feel free to email me at email@example.com
The terms are pretty fair and allow for a lot of uses. The biggest things are to please make sure that 1.) the images can't be lifted/copied. 2.) don't place the images on the Internet. Pretty simple, right? Have fun, be creative. :)