Here are the Dos & Don’ts. It’s really simple.
The short answer is this: If you’re a non-profit or religious organization, you’re in the clear as long as money isn’t being made using our content. If you’re a for-profit or commercial entity (even a band or artist wanting content for touring or lyric/music videos), you’ll need 1-2 additional commercial licenses. To be safe, read the long answer below. It’ll only take a minute or two. ;)
There are three different tiers of Licensing available:
Non-Profits. Commercial/Non-Broadcast. & Broadcast.
TIER 1 : Non-Profits
Every purchase on this site automatically comes with a Standard License Agreement. This Agreement is specifically intended for non-profit/501C3 organizations (i.e., churches, mosques, temples, charities, etc). If you qualify as an NGO/non-profit org, then you are free to use this content for any purpose, as long as it’s non-commercial. You can use it for non-ticketed live events, such as worship services, liturgies, special events, installations, etc. You may also use it in any live stream or promotional/branding video that is posted online or social media, so long as you aren’t broadcasting the content “as is” (like in a way that could be copied by others.)
Please, do not copy or share this content with anyone outside of your organization. This content is non-transferrable between organizations or individuals. Do not re-distribute or sell this content (whether ‘as is’ or modified) in any way whatsoever.
For Multi-Site Churches & 501C3 Organizations with multiple campuses: the Standard License Agreement is a single site license. Meaning, each purchase is site-specific & only covers one single campus. Each additional site/campus will need to purchase content separately.
Got it? Ok moving on.
TIER 2 : Commercial/Non-Broadcast
Non-Broadcast Commercial Licenses are simple add-ons & are purchased in addition to the visuals offered on our site. These Licenses are designed for for-profit individuals & organizations, such as artists, bands, musicians, VJs, conferences, clubs, record labels, touring groups, & production companies. Everything in the Standard License Agreement (above) still applies, but you can make money while you’re at it!
***FYI: Each Commercial License add-on is a ONE TIME flat fee that covers any of the content you purchase on our site. So the more you buy, the more you get your money out of it.
There are two different Commercial Licenses available:
Social Media/Web License: $500 (PURCHASE HERE)
this gives you permission to use our content online, such as in lyric videos, independent short films & music videos, websites, & social media, as long as it’s not being shown “as is.”
Live Event Playback/VJ License: $500 (PURCHASE HERE)
this gives you permission to use our content in live settings, such as concerts, conferences, presentations, art installations, & any kind of live event production, so long as it’s not being professionally filmed for any kind of product or online viewing. (If it is being filmed, see Tier 3 below.)
Again, do not copy or share this content with anyone outside of your organization. This content is non-transferrable between organizations or individuals. Do not re-distribute or sell this content (whether ‘as is’ or modified) in any way whatsoever. You cannot “sub-license” our content to any other band or organization through your own site, service or production company. If you are a production company, online service, or organization working with or on behalf of other artists & groups, you must purchase a separate commercial license for each of those artists/organizations.
FYI: These add-on commercial licenses are not intended for broadcast (TV/film) use. Which brings us to our final tier!
TIER 3 : Broadcast (TV/FILM)
If you’re interested in using our content for TV, film, or any kind of large-scale broadcast, you will need an additional license.
We issue Custom Commercial Licenses For Broadcast on a case-by-case basis. To request this type of license, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the Contact Page. And we’ll hit you back with a quote.
In the email, be sure to include which specific piece of content you are interested in using, a description of the project, scope of use, deadline, & budget. On most occasions, we can also provide the original non-color-graded (flat) version of the clip in D-LOG format. Please allow 24-48 hours for a reply on all requests. We’ll get to it as fast as we can. In most cases, we’ll be able to provide a very quick turnaround, but if we’re filming inside the cinder cone of a volcano in a galaxy far, far away, it may take a few days. =)
We maintain the right to refuse any request without any explanation.
All licenses are worldwide & not specific to any country or nation.
ILLUMINATE US, INC. (i.e., Stephen Proctor & Construct Visuals) retain the rights to all products sold or given away on this site. A license agreement simply grants you permission to use the products.
If you violate any of these terms listed above or use any of our visual content in an illegal way, then your license will be immediately revoked & you must terminate use & delete the content right away.
All purchases are NON-REFUNDABLE.
Ok. Make sense? Clear as mud? If you have any questions, hit us up!