As a creator, if you use copyrighted material that is not Royalty-Free, you will have to pay recurring royalties to the artist or you may encounter future legal action for using their content without a valid license.
Royalty-Free gives you the right to use these copyrighted items without a requirement to pay out royalties per volume sold or usage period. This allows our buyers to make one-time payments to use the copyrighted material within their own projects and they are then exempt from paying recurring royalty fees.
All of the content available on Pond5 is offered under our Content License agreement, which allows for worldwide, perpetual use across all media. After purchasing a file once, there is no need to pay for any royalties or additional fees.
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