All About Our Extended Licenses

Why do I need an Extended License?

Pond5’s Extended Licenses offer you more protection, more flexibility, and easier team access. Benefits depend on how you plan to use each of the licenses and whether you’re a larger company or an individual.

Find out more about our licensing options and see how our licenses compare >


What is a seat? Why do I need more seats?

A “seat” is a single user, person, or computer hard drive accessible to one person. A seat cannot be shared or passed along. Each new user of the content is an additional seat.

For companies who need open work streams and collaboration, multiple or unlimited seats are helpful, so that everyone on your team has the access they require.

Our Individual license offers a single seat, Business licenses offer 5 seats, and Premium licenses have unlimited seats.


What additional rights do the Extended Licenses provide?

  • Higher amounts of indemnification for greater protection
  • Additional seats, allowing better collaboration for larger teams
  • Unlimited number of projects 



Extended licenses apply to commercial video, images, illustrations, and media marked as Select. Editorial content, Music, SFX, After Effects, 3D objects not marked as Select and Public Domain licenses are available with additional seats only. Other restrictions may apply; refer to the full license agreement at

If you require indemnification coverage on Editorial content, music, SFX, After Effects, or 3D assets, please contact


Why would I need more indemnification?

Many buyers, particularly at the enterprise level, require indemnification for the media they license as a legal requirement for producing new work. Our levels of indemnification range from $15,000 of coverage for our Individual license (the most in the industry!) up to $1,000,000 of coverage for Premium.

Need more indemnification or a customized option? Reach out to for more information.


Are there any limitations on these licenses?

You cannot use Pond5 licensed content for logos, trademarks, reselling, or for sensitive use materials without a custom license. If you need a custom license, please contact


Do the Extended licenses offer merchandising?

Yes, our licenses allow the use of items in digital or physical merchandise for resale at various levels:

  • Individual or Team License - 100,000 printed use only
  • Business License - 500,000 printed use and merchandising rights
  • Premium License - Unlimited printed use and merchandising rights

Can I use these licenses for editorial content?

Extended licenses purchased online are available for all media types, including music, SFX, and editorial video and images, but the Extended Editorial licenses offer only additional seats, and do not include indemnification of the content. Indemnification may be available on other forms of content, including music and Editorial content, under a custom license agreement.

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