Important: Correct Use of PFD Images Under Proper License Type

Use of images

 
  PicsForDesign.com
(PSP license)

Rfillustrations.com
(Royalty Free license)

Making PSP tags allowed, for yourself and your friends allowed, for yourself and your friends
Making animated banners allowed, for yourself and your friends allowed, for yourself and your friends
Website design allowed, for yourself and your friends who purchased that picture* allowed, for yourself and third parties, no need to indicate copyright information, unlimited number of designs
Sale of animated banners not allowed allowed, no need to indicate copyright information, unlimited number
Sale of website design not allowed allowed, no need to indicate copyright information on the design, unlimited number **
Passing picture to a third party  not allowed not allowed
Re-selling picture not allowed not allowed
Making Timeline covers for Facebook  allowed, for yourself and your friends allowed, for yourself and other people, no need to indicate copyright information, unlimited number of cover designs

*You may help your friend make a design. However, the design must contain proper copyrights, including the license information of the person that bought the picture and will be using that design.

**When passed to a third party, the character much be "glued" to the background.


PSP license offered by PFD provides for non-commercial use of pictures for PERSONAL purpose. PASSING the image to third parties in any way is prohibited. It applies to those making BLOG DESIGNS using PFD tubes and selling or gifting them to OTHER PEOPLE later. This is possible to do only in the following two cases: 

1) The recipient of the design purchased that picture and you made the design, so they use the design indicating their license number with PFD.
 
2) You buy a picture under a different type of license - Royalty free. It's available at the store that offers pictures for commercial use costing $7 and allows using it unlimited number of times when making designs and selling or gifting them to third parties, without indicating copyright information on those designs. It's right here http://rfillustrations.com/. The only condition here is that the character must be "glued" to the background.
 
So, if YOU buy that tube and use it for YOUR blog, indicating YOUR license and other information, it's fine. If you purchase a tube and then someone else uses it for their blog and YOUR copyrights are there, that's not right. In this situation, there are two options 
 
a) blog owner is the buyer of the tube and that blog owner's information is on the tube (you can ask a friend to design something for your blog with it, but two conditions above should be observed)
 
b) you buy $7 Royalty-Free license and can use that tube for making blog designs to any number of your friends, and you do not have to indicate any copyrights.
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64 comments

What is to stop someone from

Submitted by Sassy (not verified) on Fri, 01/20/2012 - 19:50.

What is to stop someone from using a tag you've created for them in their blog header? That's not on me, the designer, but rather the recipient of a tag gift. Tags are done as challenges, personal requests, blanket gifting, and WWO. If I create a tag for someone named Bella and Bella decides she loves that tag so much she is going to use it as part of her blog header, there's nothing I can do about that. And I won't go back and buy a RF lic. for everyone I've made tags for. That's just crazy.

So what happens in that situation? And, is anyone in the "wrong" for any part of the above situation?

I won't be purchasing any further PFD tubes and, in fact, havent ever since they decided to come up with the Panda BS. I pay my money and where I use my tube after that is my business not anyone else's. The guy that you buy your tires from doesn't insist you keep track of everywhere you go so he can "monitor" it. Or worse, he cannot put a chip on the tire so he can track where you go. The tires are mine once I pay that money and where I go is NOYB. Same as any tags I buy.

Of course that's just my ever so humble opinion. That and $2bucks will get you some coffee somewhere... I think.

If you read here

Submitted by Contee (not verified) on Fri, 01/20/2012 - 19:36.

If you read here http://blog.picsfordesign.com/panda-licensed-files-protection
You will see that no matter how much you edit a tube (making tags, blog layouts or whatever) Panda will track the tube itself. I doubt seriously if it will show if the tube has been edited or if it in it's original state and being shared. I also doubt if any company has the manpower it would take to track each one and go physically look to see if it is being shared in tube form or edited.
That being said.. it's either bs or yeah.. we're all in big trouble...lol

what about tags that you put

Submitted by Enigma (not verified) on Fri, 01/20/2012 - 19:28.

what about tags that you put a name on...they are also 'for one specific person'
I can only imagine people giving their own interpretations as being fact will cause more confusion so i stand by my questions to PFD and await their answers

actually Kimmi i suspect what

Submitted by Enigma (not verified) on Fri, 01/20/2012 - 19:25.

actually Kimmi i suspect what they want is for both parties to own the tube rather than for us to pass the tube around. Unfortunately though thats not quite what it says and why we all need answers. Personally i wouldn't be happy to pass my tube to someone else and trust that they would delete it in case they didn't and it came back to bite me in the ass at a later date...but...the point remains...why are blog headers and tags being treated so differently, and as other have mentioned, what about wallpapers etc

Blog designs / layouts are

Submitted by Kimmi (not verified) on Fri, 01/20/2012 - 19:24.

Blog designs / layouts are different from tags. You are creating a blog header for one specific person. Tags are created to be shared with multiple people - in a finished product format - and they are for PERSONAL USE.

Blog headers are for blogs - which can either be personal or commercial. As I said, if the blog owner owns the image - its a matter of trust between the blog owner and the designer. However if the blog owner does NOT own the PFD image, and is not a tagger, but wants you to use a particular image that they saw in one of your tags - then YOU, as the tube purchaser, need to obtain a royalty free license before doing their blog design for that image. Once you do that, you can use it over and over and over in a bunch of other blog designs without having to purchase a royalty free license again.

Most of us who do tag also do our own blog designs - so its not that big a deal. I believe this was geared more towards those who do blog design and charge for their services. Hell, if you want, just include the price of the royalty free license for the image the client wants in your quote if that makes you feel better about having to spend a few dollars more.

well if that was the case we

Submitted by Enigma (not verified) on Fri, 01/20/2012 - 19:21.

well if that was the case we would all have been in trouble by now. I'm sure that info isn't correct as i know many many people who make tags using PFD artists and upload the tags to fotki and other such sites and none of them have had any problem because of it

I've been reading about the

Submitted by Contee (not verified) on Fri, 01/20/2012 - 19:18.

I've been reading about the Panda software and from what it says, it is impossible to even use a tube to make a tag and post it for the recipient to pick up without them marking it as being shared and consequently getting blocked.

I understand what you are

Submitted by Kimmi (not verified) on Fri, 01/20/2012 - 19:17.

I understand what you are saying Engima - truly I do! It is a bit confusing - and I do not believe that they are saying that they WANT you to share the tube with the designer of your blog - but IF the designer does not own that particular image and IF the designer does not have a royalty free license for that particular image than you CAN share it to be used FOR YOUR BLOG ONLY and they are trusting that both of you will be honorable and use it for the purpose intended and that the designer will delete it from their system once their work is completed. It is a matter of trust - plain and simple.

Exactly my thoughts to, I

Submitted by Zuzz (not verified) on Fri, 01/20/2012 - 19:14.

Exactly my thoughts to, I cannot see the difference in making a TAG or BLOG layout
not to mention all tubes are for personal use, and still we share tags, snags etc.
Let's see if we get some clarifying on this matter....

But thats part of the point.

Submitted by Enigma (not verified) on Fri, 01/20/2012 - 19:07.

But thats part of the point. Is it, and if so Why should it, be different for blog headers than it is for tags!
PLUS...if i buy a tube and allow someone else to make me a blog header with it, then i would be guilty of sharing a tube!!!
The other part is, that we need someone from PFD to clarify this as otherwise it is just someone else's best guess at the interpretation


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