You must be the copyright owner of any content you make available for licensing on Pond5, or an authorized representative of the copyright holder, with the right to license the content.
Generally, if you created the content, you are the recognized copyright owner of the work, and are free to upload and license that work.
If you created the content, but engaged others to assist in that creation or the people who created the content did so as your employees or contractors, you will need “Work for Hire” agreements with camerapersons, directors, graphic artists and others to insure you are the sole copyright holder of the work. In those instances, you are required to maintain copies of those Work for Hire agreements, and make them available to Pond5 upon request.
Agent, Representative, Aggregator or Acquirer
If you did not create the work, but acquired the copyright of the work from a third party, you must have in your possession the necessary documents confirming that transfer of rights, along with contact information for the original copyright holder.
Likewise, if you did not create the work, but are an authorized representative of the copyright owner of the work with the right to license the work, you must have in your possession the necessary documents confirming your authority to grant the rights granted under the Contributor Agreement, along with contact and copyright information of the copyright holder.