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In der folgenden Liste sind problematische Begriffe aufgeführt, auf die besonders zu achten ist. Diese Worte sind in den Metadaten von Bildern zumeist verboten. Oftmals kann ein Bild nur redaktionell verwendet, jedoch nicht standardmäßig lizenziert werden.

  Standard Lizenz Redaktionelle Lizenz
Tipp: Im Allgemeinen: Items on this list should be declined if they are isolated or artwork.
If they are or the main subject of the image, they CAN be marked as Editorial Use if they are newsworthy.
Im Allgemeinen Editorial shots must be considered "newsworthy" and have a caption that tells the event details: people pictured, name of the event, date and location.

Typically editorial shots are newsworthy, such as celebrities at an event, an auto show, or a special event. However, even something mundane such as a person using a Blackberry can be newsworthy if it becomes a news topic, or an Adidas store could be OK, and used if Adidas company was in the news.


Schlagwort Verwendung unter der Standardlizenz Redaktionelle Verwendung? Schlagwortverwendung?
30 St. Mary Axe (aka “The Gherkin” and the “Swiss Re Building”)
Located in London, UK. Designed by Lord Foster, Ken Shuttleworth, and Arup enqineers.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Cityscapes will be considered, as long as it is not the primary subject of the image. These images will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
3D Interior Renderings
At this time, we are no longer accepting images of 3D interior renderings. We have noticed some of these designs contain elements based on wire-frame models from third-party sources. Artists who upload these images could be exposing themselves to legal issues. Our advice is to focus your attention on creating images and illustrations from scratch that do not rely on outside elements.
Interior renderings and isolated 3D renderings of furniture contain trademarked furniture designs and proprietary architectural elements. Unacceptable for commercial use
Adidas
Adidas Logos are copyrighted. Be especially watchful for clothing and apparel that contain three stripes.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Not acceptable ( unless part of a newsworthy event with proper caption ) Not acceptable ( unless part of a newsworthy event with proper caption )
Airshows
Images of Airshows can only be accepted as editorial. This includes but is not limited to Snowbirds (CAN), Blue Angels (US), Thunderbirds (US), The Red Arrows (UK)
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Images of Airshows can be accepted for editorial use with proper caption. Keywords should be compliant with proper editorial captions
Airstream
The word 'Airstream' and the design of the campers are both trademarked.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Images of Airstream Campers can be accepted for editorial use with proper caption. Use of "Airstream" can only be applied to editorial images that contain actual Airstream campers.
American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)
Located in New York City. Photography for personal use is allowed. Tripods and lights may not be used.
Sale of photographs or reproductions are not allowed without Museum permission.
Android (electronics)
The Android logo is trademarked and cannot be used.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance, including illustrations. No editorial use is permitted under any circumstance. The term "Android" cannot be used in regards to electronics. The term "DROID" is trademarked by Lucasfilm LTD and can never be used for any images.
Anton Gaudi Architecture - Casa Batlló
Located in Barcelona, Spain
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. No editorial use is permitted under any circumstance.
Anton Gaudi Architecture - Casa Milà
Located in Barcelona, Spain
Interior images/footage are unacceptable for commercial use. Interior images/footage are unacceptable for editorial use. Exterior images/footage are acceptable for editorial use only.
Anton Gaudi Architecture - Park Güell
Located in Barcelona, Spain
Images/footage are acceptable for commercial use. Images/footage are acceptable for editorial use.
Anton Gaudi Architecture - Sagrada Família
Located in Barcelona, Spain
Interior images/footage are unacceptable for commercial use. Interior images/footage are unacceptable for editorial use. Exterior images/footage are acceptable for editorial use only.
App Store
The term “App Store” and Apple’s App Store logo are protected under trademark.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Images that contain the term “App Store” or Apple’s App Store logo can be accepted for editorial use with a proper editorial caption and, where necessary, proper credentials to shoot the event. Not acceptable (unless part of a newsworthy event with proper caption)
Apple (electronics)
All Apple Products are subject to design copyrights. Do not submit images that are isolated shots or where the main focus is of: iPads, iPods, Macbooks, Macbook Pros, iMacs, Apple mice or keyboards, or any image containing Apple Logos.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance of images that focus on electronic products. No editorial use is permitted unless a Newsworthy Event with proper caption. "Apple" cannot be used as a keyword for any electronics.
Atomium
The Atomium is a large structure model of an iron molecule located in Brussels, Belgium. Both the name and the structure are protected by copyright.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. No editorial use is permitted under any circumstance. Not acceptable under any circumstance.
Audi Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Ayer's Rock - Uluru
Due to the spiritual and historic nature of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, any images of specific rock formations at that location are prohibited.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. No editorial use is permitted under any circumstance. Not acceptable under any circumstance.
Bahrain World Trade Center
Located in Manama, Bahrain.
Isolated shots cannot be accepted for commercial use. Cityscapes will be considered, as long as the building is not the primary subject of the image. These images will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Images of the Bahrain World Trade Center can be accepted for editorial use with proper caption. Not acceptable (unless part of a newsworthy event with proper caption)
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Band Aid Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Banknotes / Currency Flat scans, flat photographs, or head-on images of banknotes (both U.S. & foreign) are unacceptable for commercial use. Canadian banknotes are unacceptable to reproduce in any form. British Pound banknotes are unacceptable to reproduce in any form. British pound coins are acceptable. Images containing banknotes are acceptable for commercial or editorial use (with a proper caption) as long as they are not direct shots of the entire banknote. These images will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Barbie Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is located in Washington, D.C. It is the largest Catholic church in the United States, the eighth largest religious structure in the world, and the tallest building in Washington, D.C.
Interior Images - No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Exterior images of The Basilica can be accepted. Not acceptable ( unless part of a newsworthy event with proper caption ) N/A
Beijing National Stadium
Olympic Stadium in China
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Bentley Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - OK if auto, motorcycle or trade show. Needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Beverly Hills Sign
The Beverly Hills Shield and Sign can only be accepted as EDITORIAL with proper caption.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Yes, as part of a newsworthy event with proper captioning. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy event with proper captioning.
Bic Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Biltmore Estate
Images of The Biltmore Estate may not be used without the permission of the Biltmore Company.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. No editorial use is permitted under any circumstance. Not acceptable under any circumstance.
Bird's Nest Stadium Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Blackberry Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Palace is located in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England. It is the seat of the Dukes of Marlborough and one of England's largest houses. UNESCO recognized the palace as a World Heritage Site in 1987.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. No editorial use is permitted under any circumstance. Not acceptable under any circumstance.
Bluetooth Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Books Photographs that contain discernible text in, or on, any book are unacceptable for commercial use. This includes bibles and dictionaries Photographs that contain discernible text in, or on, any book are acceptable for editorial use with a proper caption.
Boot Stitching
Certain manufacturers use elaborate and distinct stitching designs.
Isolated images featuring stitching are unacceptable for commercial use. Images in which the stitching is visible can only be accepted with a property release.
Boston Public Library
Images of the Boston Public Library can only be accepted as EDITORIAL with proper caption.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Yes, with proper captioning. Acceptable as part of proper captioning.
Botox
The Botox logo and the term “Botox” are protected under trademark.
Images that contain the Botox logo or the term “Botox” as a Keyword or in the Title/Description are unacceptable for commercial use. Images that contain the Botox logo or the term “Botox” are acceptable for editorial use with a proper caption. Not acceptable (unless part of a newsworthy event with proper caption)
British Concord Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
British Royal Residences
The following British Royal Residences can only be accepted as EDITORIAL with proper caption: * Buckingham Palace * Windsor Castle * Palace of Holyrood * Kensington Palace * Clarence House
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Yes, with proper captioning. Acceptable as part of proper captioning.
Bruce Lee Statue
Located in Hong Kong.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Images of the Bruce Lee Statue can be accepted for editorial use with proper caption. Keywords should be compliant with proper editorial captions.
Burberry Design
The black, tan, and red pattern know as “haymarket check” or the “Burberry classic check” is a registered trademark. * This rule also applies to Burberry inspired items.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Editorial use is permitted ONLY for a newsworthy event such as a fashion show, Red Carpet event, etc. Not acceptable ( unless part of a newsworthy event with proper caption )
Burj Khalifa
Located in Dubai, UAE
Images containing the Burj Khalifa as the main subject cannot be accepted for either Commercial or Editorial use as per the building’s photography policy. View from “At the Top” at the Burj Khalifa (an observation deck with ticketed entry) may only be accepted for editorial use. Not acceptable (unless part of a newsworthy event with proper caption.
Burning Flags
Due to political and cultural issues we cannot accept images of burning flags.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. No editorial use is permitted under any circumstance.
Burning Man
Burning Man (aka Black Rock City; Black Rock City, Nevada; Burning Man Festival; and Burning Man Nevada) Located in Nevada, USA, Burning Man / Black Rock City is a radically participatory experiment in temporary community. Commercial and public use of images is strictly prohibited.
Commercial and public use of images is strictly prohibited. Editorial use of images is strictly prohibited. The keywords "Burning Man Nevada" and "Burning Man Festival" may not be used.
Busch Gardens Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Cadillac Ranch
Cadillac Ranch is a public art installation of half-buried nose-first in the ground Cadillac cars in Amarillo, Texas. It can only be accepted as EDITORIAL with proper caption.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Editorial use is permitted with proper caption. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy event with proper captioning.
Cameras
Isolated images of cameras or camera equipment (anything which could be seen as a “product shot”) are copyrighted.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance.
Canadian Coins Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Allowed if editorial, newsworthy - a flat scan of coin as stock is not allowed.
Canon Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Car Freshener
the standard green tree
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Caricatures: Celebrities & Political Cartoons
The following types of illustrations are not acceptable under any circumstance: • Altered Photograph • Political Cartoons • Illustration recognizable as a specific celebrity or other person • Illustration Directly Based on a Photograph • Caricature of a specific celebrity / known person * Photographs of celebrities or politicians may be accepted as editorial with proper caption.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. No editorial use is permitted under any circumstance. N/A
Carnival Cruise Line Ships
The term “Carnival Cruise Line” and Carnival Cruise Line’s unique branching funnel design are protected under trademark.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Images that contain Carnival Cruise Line’s unique branching funnel design are acceptable for editorial use with a proper caption. Keywords should be compliant with proper editorial captions
Casa Batllo - Gaudi
Casa Battlo is a privately owned, copyrighted location in Barcelona, Spain designed by Antoni Gaudi. Images of Casa Batllo are not acceptable under any circumstances, interior or exterior.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. No editorial use is permitted under any circumstance. Not acceptable under any circumstance.
Casa Mila (La Pedrera) - Gaudi
Casa Mila, also known as La Pedrera, is an architectural work by Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona, Spain.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Editorial use is acceptable for EXTERIOR SHOTS ONLY with proper captioning. No editorial use is permitted for INTERIORS. Acceptable as part of proper captioning for EXTERIOR SHOTS ONLY.
Castel Meur
Located in North-Western France (Pointe du Château, Plourgrescant, Bretagne, France).
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. No editorial use is permitted under any circumstance.
Castle Ksiaz
Located in Silesia, Poland.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance unless a property release is provided. Images of Castle Ksiaz can be accepted for editorial use with proper caption Not acceptable (unless part of a newsworthy event with proper caption)
Castle of Chillon (Chateau de Chillon)
Located in Veytaux, Switzerland.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. No editorial use is permitted under any circumstance.
Caterpillar
heavy machinery
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Cell Phones Isolated images of cell phones are unacceptable for our commercial collection. • Images are acceptable when the cell phone is not the main focus of the image. These images will be evaluated on a case by case basis. • Illustrations of cell phones must be submitted with a note explaining that they are original designs. These illustrations will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Isolated images of cell phones are unacceptable for our editorial collection.
Charging Bull
The Charging Bull Sculpture in New York City financial district is copyrighted.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Editorial use is permitted with proper caption. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy event with proper captioning.
Chateau Vauvenargues
This was once home to artist Pablo Picasso. He and his wife Jacqueline are buried in the grounds of the chateau, which is still the private property of the Picasso family.
Requires a property release for commercial images. Editorial use is permitted with proper caption. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy image with proper captioning.
Chatsworth House
A large country house located in Derbyshire, England.
A property release is required for commercial shooting on or of the house. Editorial use is permitted with proper caption. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy image with proper captioning.
Chenonceau Chateau
Located in Chenonceaux, France.
Interior and exterior images of the Chenonceau Chateau cannot be accepted for commercial use. Exterior images of the Chenonceau Chateau are acceptable for editorial use with proper caption. Keywords should be compliant with proper editorial captions
Chevrolet
automobile
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - OK if auto, motorcycle or trade show. Needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Chevy
automobile
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - OK if auto, motorcycle or trade show. Needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Chicago Board of Trade No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Editorial use is permitted with proper caption. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy image with proper captioning.
Chicago Navy Pier
The Chicago Navy Pier is privately owned. It is only acceptable as EDITORIAL with a proper caption.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Editorial use is permitted with proper caption. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy image with proper captioning.
Child sex Unique keyword phrase (or single keyword combos) is prohibited if lewd in any way. OK if educational. Not allowed if depicting problem word.
Child teen sex Not allowed as a keyword unless the image is newsworthy, and classified as Editorial. Not allowed if depicting problem word.
Chrysler Building
Skylines that include the Chrysler Building may be considered for commercial sale. * Illustrations or Derivative work is NOT Permitted.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Editorial use is permitted with proper caption. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy event with proper captioning.
City of Arts and Sciences - Valencia
These buildings located in Valencia, Spain are privately owned and copyrighted. Locations include: * Hemisfèric * Umbracle * Príncipe Felipe Science Museum * Oceanográfico * Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. No editorial use is permitted under any circumstance. Not acceptable under any circumstance.
CN Tower
The CN Tower is located in Toronto, CA and privately owned by the Canada Lands Company. It can only be accepted as EDITORIAL with proper caption.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. * Skylines can be considered for commercial approval if this building is not featured prominently. Acceptable if newsworthy event with proper captioning. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy event with proper captioning.
Coca Cola
also with hyphen Coca-Cola
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Coca-Cola
also with no hyphen Coca Cola
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Coke
as in Coca-Cola
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Colonial Williamsburg
see entry Williamsburg (Colonial )
Columbus Circle Globe
Located in front of the Trump International Hotel in Columbus Circle, New York, NY.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Images of Columbus Circle Globe can be accepted for editorial use with proper caption. Keywords should be compliant with proper editorial captions
Comic book
DC, Marvel and other characters, character names, logos, slogans, books, titles, and related indicia are protected by trademark and copyright by DC Comics and/or WildStorm Productions.
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Commodities Exchange Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Concorde Aircraft
The Concorde aircraft can only be accepted as EDITORIAL with proper caption. Illustrations of the design are not acceptable.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Acceptable if newsworthy event with proper captioning. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy caption.
Crayola
Crayola art products and the swirl design are copyrighted.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. No editorial use is permitted under any circumstance. Not acceptable.
Crazy Horse Memorial
Images taken of any part of the The Crazy Horse Memorial in South Dakota cannot be submitted.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. No editorial use is permitted under any circumstance. Not acceptable under any circumstance.
CrossFit
The words “CrossFit” and “CrossFit for Hope” are registered trademarks of CrossFit, Inc.
Images that contain the words “CrossFit,” “Cross-Fit,” “Cross Fit” or any variation thereof are unacceptable for commercial use. Images that contain the CrossFit logo or “CrossFit” as a keyword or as part of the description are acceptable for editorial use with a proper caption. “CrossFit,” “Cross-Fit,” or “Cross Fit” as a keyword or in the title/description are unacceptable for commercial use, but may be applied to editorial images with proper caption.
Cupid's Span
Located in Rincon Park (The Embarcadero) in San Francisco, California. Designed by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen in 2003.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance.* Skylines can be considered for commercial approval if the sculpture is not featured prominently. No editorial use is permitted under any circumstance. Not acceptable.
Czech Medical Cross No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Images of the Czech Medical Cross are acceptable for editorial use with proper caption.
Dartmouth College Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Department of Treasury Seal
The design of the Department of Treasury Seal is copyrighted and is only acceptable as part of an editorial photo.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Acceptable if newsworthy event with proper captioning. Illustrations are not permitted. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy caption of an editorial image.
Devil Ducky Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Diamond Jubilee Emblem
Diamond Jubilee is a celebration in the United Kingdom.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Not acceptable for editorial use.
Dinosaur Sculptures
Dinosaur Sculptures and Skeletal Displays are more than likely taken on private property such as museums and theme parks. Sculptures are often isolated to a white background.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance without a signed Property Release. Acceptable if newsworthy event with proper captioning. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy caption.
Disney
This Includes all Disney Parks: * Disneyland * Disney World * Euro Disney * Disney World Resort * Magic Kingdom * Downtown Disney * Typhoon Beach / Blizzard Beach * Epcot * Disney Hollywood Studio * Disney Animal Kingdom
Not acceptable under any circumstance. Not acceptable under any circumstance unless the image(s) document a special event. Parades, fireworks, and light shows are a daily events and not acceptable. Only acceptable as part of a newsworthy caption.
Dolce Gabbana Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Dubai - Buildings
Modern buildings include: Burj Al Arab, "The Palm", Burj Dubai / Burj Khalifa, Emirates Towers
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Acceptable if newsworthy event with proper captioning. Name of building is acceptable as part of a newsworthy caption.
DuPont Gardens
Longwood Gardens is located outside Philadelphia PA, and sometimes referred to as the DuPont Gardens.
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
DVD logo Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
E-Book Readers (e.g., Amazon Kindle, Nook)
E-Book Readers are protected by design copyrights.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance.
Easter Eggs - Hand-Painted Designs
Ornate hand-painted Easter Egg designs are copyrighted artwork and require a property release.
Permitted for commercial use with Property Release linked. Simple designs are OK to submit without a release. N/A N/A
Eiffel Tower at Night ( Lighting Design )
The Lighting Design of the Eiffel Tower is copyrighted. The current lighting that is trademarked was installed by Pierre Bideau in 1986. Images of pre-1986 lighting can only be accepted as Editorial.
Night images when the lights are on are not acceptable under any circumstance. Daytime images are acceptable for commercial use. Acceptable only of a newsworthy event with proper captioning. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy caption.
Elvis Presley
Images taken on/in Graceland properties and museums are not acceptable under any circumstance.
Images that use Elvis Presley's name, image or likeness cannot be submitted for commercial use. Newsworthy images that use Elvis Presley's name, image or likeness can be submitted for editorial use with a proper caption. Images of Elvis impersonators are fine to submit as long as the title clearly states that it is an impersonator. Acceptable as part of a proper caption of a newsworthy event.
Emmy Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Empire State Building
The Empire State Building in New York City is only acceptable as EDITORIAL with a proper caption. Skylines / Cityscapes including the Empire State Building may be considered for commercial sale. Illustrations, outlines, or derivative work of the building is not permitted.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance unless as part of a wide angle skyline. Acceptable if newsworthy event with proper captioning. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy, proper caption.
English Pound Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Epcot Center
This Includes all Disney Parks: * Disneyland * Disney World * Euro Disney * Disney World Resort * Magic Kingdom * Downtown Disney * Typhoon Beach / Blizzard Beach * Epcot * Disney Hollywood Studio * Disney Animal Kingdom
Not acceptable under any circumstance. Not acceptable under any circumstance unless the image(s) document a special event. Parades, fireworks, and light shows are a daily events and not acceptable. Only acceptable as part of a newsworthy caption.
EuroCup
“Eurocup” can be associated with Eurocup Basketball or Eurocup Formula Renault (car racing). The logo and term “EuroCup” are protected by trademark.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Acceptable for editorial use with a proper caption. Keywords should be compliant with proper editorial caption.
European Central Bank - Euro Sign
The European Central Bank Sign is located in Frankfurt, Germany.
Images of the European Central Bank Sign cannot be accepted for commercial use. Images of the European Central Bank Sign can be accepted for editorial use with proper caption. Keywords should be compliant with proper editorial captions
Famous Trophies / Awards
Oscar award statue, Grammys, AMAs, Emmy, etc.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance.
Fascism All images that depict Nazism will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Historical items depicting Nazi symbolism are allowed, but modern art of swastikas, etc. are NOT allowed. All images that depict Nazism will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Historical items depicting Nazi symbolism are allowed, but modern art of swastikas, etc. are NOT allowed. All references to Nazism will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Historical items depicting Nazi symbolism are allowed, but modern art of swastikas, etc. are NOT allowed.
Fendi Logo
The Fendi Logo is trademarked and cannot be appear in a commercial use image.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Editorial use is permitted with proper caption and newsworthy event such as a fashion show when the photographer is credentialed. Editorial use is permitted with proper caption and newsworthy event.
Ferrari
automobile
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - OK if auto, motorcycle or trade show. Needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
FIFA Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Fingerprint Trees
The Fingerprint Tree concept is copyrighted.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Hand prints are acceptable for commercial use. Not acceptable (unless part of a newsworthy event with proper caption). Keywords should be compliant with proper editorial captions
Firewire
symbol owned by Apple
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Fishing Lures
Close up images of fishing lures or images where they are the main focus cannot be accepted unless a property release is provided from the designer of the lure. This pertains to custom and manufactured lures.
Images that contain fishing lures that are not the main focus of the image can be accepted for commercial use without a property release. N/A N/A
Flatiron Building
The Flat Iron building in New York City is only acceptable as EDITORIAL with a proper caption. Skylines / Cityscapes including the Empire State Building may be considered for commercial sale. Illustrations, outlines, or derivative work of the building is not permitted.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance unless as part of a wide angle skyline. Acceptable if newsworthy event with proper captioning. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy, proper caption.
Fonts Isolated letterforms from commercial typefaces are unacceptable for commercial use. Images & vector designs incorporating fonts will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
Ford
automobile
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - OK if auto, motorcycle or trade show. Needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Ford econoline
automobile
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - OK if auto, motorcycle or trade show. Needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Ford Mustang
automobile
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - OK if auto, motorcycle or trade show. Needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Ford Mustang logo
the horse logo
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - OK if auto, motorcycle or trade show. Needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture
Frank Lloyd Wright has designed numerous buildings in the United States as well as a few in Japan. Well known buildings are: * Robbie House - Chicago, IL * Fallingwater - Mill Run, PA * Johnson Wax Headquarters - Racine, WI * Guggenheim Museum - NYC * Tailesin - Iowa County, WI
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. This includes illustrations, outlines, or derivative work of the buildings. Acceptable if newsworthy event with proper captioning. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy, proper caption.
Frankenstein Images that portray Universal Pictures’ Frankenstein’s monster are unacceptable for commercial use. These images will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Acceptable for editorial use with a proper caption.
Freemont Troll
The Fremont Troll located under the Aurora Bridge in Seattle, Washington is copyrighted by the artists who created the sculpture.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Acceptable if newsworthy event with proper captioning. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy caption.
Frisbee
“Frisbee” is a registered trademark of Wham-O, Inc.
Use of “Frisbee” as a keyword or in the title/description is unacceptable for commercial use. Not acceptable (unless part of a newsworthy event with a proper caption) Not acceptable (unless part of a newsworthy event with a proper caption)
Garmin Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Gaudi Architecture
We have different policies for each of Gaudi's works, and it is important to be familiar with each. See entries for Casa Batllo, Casa Mila (La Pedrera), Sagrada Familia, and Park Guell.
Getty Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Gherkin (Swiss RE Building - 30 st. Mary Axe)
The Gherkin is located in London, UK.
Images which feature the building as the primary subject or isolated are not permitted under any circumstance. * Skylines can be considered for commercial approval if this building is not featured prominently. Acceptable if newsworthy event with proper captioning. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy caption.
Goldwell Museum – The Last Supper
This depiction of The Last Supper is copyrighted by the Belgian artist Albert Szukalski.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance.
Graceland
Home and grave site of Elvis Presley located in Memphis, Tennessee.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. EXTERIOR ONLY when taken from public property. Acceptable if newsworthy event with proper captioning. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy caption.
Graffiti
Graffiti should be considered original artwork and requires a signed property release from the artist.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance without signed Property Release that includes the location from the artist. ** Images may be considered for commercial use if the main focus is on a person and the graffiti is nondescript and in the background. Acceptable if newsworthy event with proper captioning. N/A
Grammy Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Grand Ole Opry
The Grand Ole Opry is located in Nashville, TN.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Exteriors are Acceptable if newsworthy event with proper captioning. Interiors and concert stills MUST have proper credentials attached. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy caption.
Grande Arche de La Defense
The Grande Arche in Paris was built in 1989 and can only be approved for Editorial with proper captioning.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Acceptable if newsworthy event with proper captioning. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy caption.
Grauman's / Mann's Chinese Theatre
The Grauman's Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, CA and the Walk of Stars / Walk of Fame are private property.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance - this includes illustrations. Acceptable if newsworthy event with proper captioning. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy caption.
Green Dot ( Recycle Symbol )
The Green Dot recycle symbol is protected in more than 170 countries. The Green Dot is a registered trade-mark of Der Grune Punkt of Duales System Deutschland AG (Cologne) and PRO-Europe s.p.r.l. (Brussels).
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance, including illustrations. Not acceptable under any circumstance. Not acceptable under any circumstance.
Guangzhou Tower (Canton Tower)
Located in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Images of the Guangzhou Tower for editorial use will be considered with a proper caption.
Guggenheim Museum Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Guitars (Isolated) Isolated guitars are unacceptable for commercial use where the source of the guitar is discernible from its unique characteristics. Images of isolated Rickenbacker, Gibson, and Fender Guitars are unacceptable for commercial use. Images of isolated guitars may be accepted for editorial use with a proper caption and, where applicable, credentials to shoot the event. Guitar brands as keywords can only be applied to editorial images that contain the actual make of the guitar.
Guy Fawkes Mask
The Guy Fawkes Mask is distinctive and the design is copyrighted.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Acceptable if appearing in a newsworthy event with proper captioning. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy caption.
Hagia Sophia
Located in Istanbul, Turkey.
Images containing the interior or exterior of the Hagia Sophia that are taken on the property are unacceptable for commercial use if they are not accompanied with a property release from an authorized representative of the Hagia Sophia. Images of the Hagia Sophia that are taken off of the property are acceptable for commercial use. Images containing the interior or exterior of the Hagia Sophia are acceptable for editorial use. Not acceptable (unless part of a newsworthy event with proper caption).
Handbags (Isolated) Images of isolated handbags will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and only generic handbags are acceptable for commercial use. Images of isolated handbags are acceptable for editorial use as long as the image is newsworthy and is accompanied with a proper editorial caption. Brand names are not acceptable as keywords unless applied to editorial images that contain the actual brand.
Harley
motorcycle
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - OK if auto, motorcycle or trade show. Needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Harley-Davidson
motorcycle
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - OK if auto, motorcycle or trade show. Needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Hearst Castle
Images of the Hearst Castle can only be submitted as EDITORIAL with proper caption.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance unless proper clearance obtained from the State of California. Acceptable if newsworthy event with proper captioning. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy caption.
Hershey Products (Hershey Kiss)
Configuration of flag, shape, and foil wrap are registered trademarks.
Shots featuring it are unacceptable for commercial use. Vector designs & illustrations derivative of the design are unacceptable.
Hollywood Sign
The famous Hollywood Sign locatedon the hillside of Los Angeles, CA. is protected and promoted by the Hollywood Sign Trust, a nonprofit organization.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Derivative works and illustrations cannot be approved for Commercial or Editorial. Acceptable if newsworthy event with proper captioning. Derivative works and illustrations cannot be approved for Commercial or Editorial. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy caption.
Hollywood Walk of Stars / Walk of Fame
Grauman's Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, CA and the Walk of Stars / Walk of Fame are private property and can only be accepted as EDITORIAL with proper caption.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance - this includes illustrations. Acceptable if newsworthy event with proper captioning. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy caption.
Honda Civic
automobile
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - OK if auto, motorcycle or trade show. Needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
I Love NY Logo (I ? NY)
• The I Love NY logo is a registered trademark belonging to the New York State Department of Economic Development.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance.
IBS Bible
New International Version and NIV, and similars, are registered trademarks of IBS in the United States and other countries.
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Ice Hotel
The Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden is copyrighted. Additionally, there are other "ice hotels" located around the world. All of these hotels should be treated as private property and images taken on the property should not be uploaded without a property release.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance without a signed property release. Acceptable if part of a newsworthy event with proper captioning. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy caption.
Inductive Rotation Design / Penrose Pattern No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance, including illustrations. Images of the Inductive Rotation Design are acceptable if part of a newsworthy event with proper captioning. The keyword 'Inductive Rotation Design' can only be applied to editorial images that contain the design.
Indy 500 - Race Track & Symbols
Professional racing cars, logos, locations, and events associated with the Indy 500 are all trademarked.
Acceptable if newsworthy event with proper captioning and proof of proper credentials. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description). Acceptable as part of a newsworthy caption.
Internet Browser Icons
The names and illustrations of internet browser icons are trademarked and should not be submitted as individual icons or appear on electronic screens.
Not acceptable under any circumstance. Not acceptable under any circumstance. Not acceptable under any circumstance.
Iolani Palace – Hawaii
Located in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii. It is currently a private museum managed by a non-profit, non-governmental organization.
Images containing the interior and exterior of the Iolani Palace are unacceptable for commercial use due to Iolani Palace’s photography policy. Images containing the Iolani Palace are acceptable for editorial use if they were taken off of the Iolani Palace’s property. Keywords should be compliant with proper editorial captions.
iPhone, iPad, iPod, iMac, MacBook (All Apple products)
All Apple products, name and design are copyrighted and trademarked. We can not accept any images that are isolated images or illustrations or where the main focus is of the product. This includes any device, mouse or keyboards, or any image containing the Apple Logo.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance of images that focus on electronic products. No editorial use is permitted unless it is from a Newsworthy Event with proper caption. 'Apple' and the names of any of their devices cannot be used as a keyword for any electronics.
Jaguar
automobile
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - OK if auto, motorcycle or trade show. Needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Japanese Bullet Train Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Jar Shapes and Labels (Marmalade Jar Shape)
Certain jar shapes & label designs are trademarked.
No commercial use is permitted. These images will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
Jardim Botanico (Rio botanical garden)
Located in Rio, Brazil
Images taken in the garden are unacceptable for editorial or commercial use without permission.
Jeep
automobile
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - OK if auto, motorcycle or trade show. Needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Jewelry (Isolated) Images of isolated jewelry will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and only generic jewelry can be accepted for commercial use. Images that feature jewelry taken at trade shows, conventions, demonstrations, etc. are acceptable as long as the image is newsworthy and is accompanied with a proper editorial caption and, where applicable, credentials to shoot the event. Brand names can only be applied to editorial images that contain the actual brand of jewelry appearing in the image.
John Deere
John Deere farm equipment is discernible by it's trademark green and yellow color scheme, regardless of any visible logo, which is a 'leaping deer'.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Acceptable if newsworthy event with proper captioning. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy caption.
John Hancock Towers - Boston and Chicago
Images in which either of the John Hancock Towers is the main focus should only be submitted as EDITORIAL with a proper caption. Cityscapes can be considered as long as the building is not the primary subject of the image. Located in Boston and Chicago each is distinct in design.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Illustrations or Derivative work is not permitted. Acceptable if subject of a newsworthy event with proper captioning. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy caption.
Kawasaki
motorcycle
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - OK if auto, motorcycle or trade show. Needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Keep Calm and Carry On
The phrase 'Keep Calm and Carry On' that originated in Britain during World War II is Copyrighted by Keep Calm and Carry On ® LTD. Derivative works including signs, clothing, or illustrations with this phrase or a derivative of the phrase should not be uploaded.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Acceptable if newsworthy event or historic image with proper captioning. Illustrations and vectors cannot be accepted as Editorial. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy caption.
Kleenex Not allowed as a keyword unless the image is newsworthy, and classified as Editorial. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Kodak Not allowed as a keyword unless the image is newsworthy, and classified as Editorial. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington DC
The design and sculptures of the Korean War Veterans Memorial, located in Washington DC, are copyrighted.
Not acceptable under any circumstance. Acceptable if marked Editorial Use Only and has proper, newsworthy captioning. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy, proper caption.
KSB Logo
KSB is a manufacturer of pumps and valves. The company logo consists of a square with rounded corners, a loop, and an arrow.
Incorporating this design into an image or illustration is not acceptable under any circumstance. Only acceptable if this logo appears in an image (on a building/advertisement) of a newsworthy event with proper captioning. N/A
KSB Logo
The KSB logo (pumps and valves manufacturer) is a registered trademark of KSB AG.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance.
Lamborghini
automobile
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - OK if auto, motorcycle or trade show. Needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Las Vegas Sign
Young Electric Sign Company (YESCO) currently owns the sign, and the design itself is in the public domain.
Acceptable for commercial use
Las Vegas Skyline / Theme Hotels
• All Las Vegas theme hotels and their recognizable buildings and parts are strictly rights controlled and cannot be used in royalty-free stock imagery.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance.
Le Corbusier Furniture
The designs of Le Corbusier Furniture are trademarked.The furniture can usually be identified by the straight lines and tubular metal railings that wrap around the body of the piece.
Not acceptable under any circumstance. ** This includes isolated objects, 3D renderings, and any images where the furniture is used as a prop. Acceptable only if seen in an image of a newsworthy event with proper captioning. Not acceptable under any circumstance.
Lego
All Lego products, including Lego Blocks and People, are Copyrighted.
Not acceptable under any circumstance. Not acceptable under any circumstance. Not acceptable under any circumstance.
Levi's Jeans Design
Many Levi's Design Elements are copyrighted: Stitching Pattern, Red Tab Device and Company Name on Buttons are trademarked.
Not acceptable under any circumstance. Acceptable only if seen in an image of a newsworthy event with proper captioning. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy, proper caption.
License Plates
License Plates are registered to individuals and considered a breach of privacy, therefore they are not acceptable to appear in stock photography. This includes art and products made from license plates, as well as wall displays.
Not acceptable under any circumstance. This includes illustrations of blank and text-editable State and Country specific plates.GENERIC license plates are acceptable Acceptable only if seen in an image of a newsworthy event with proper captioning. N/A
Lincoln
automobile
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Lincoln Memorial
• The Lincoln Memorial is controlled by the National Park Service and considered to be in the public domain for usage in royalty-free stock.
Acceptable for commercial use.
Lindt Chocolate Easter Bunnies + products
Lindt Chocolate Bunnies ( as well as all Lindt Products ) are copyrighted.
Not acceptable under any circumstance. This includes derivative illustrations. N/A N/a
Little League
The term “Little League,” “Little Leaguer,” and “Little League Baseball” are registered trademarks of Little League Baseball, Inc.
Images containing those terms as a keyword or in the title/description are unacceptable for commercial or editorial use.
Little Mermaid Statue - Denmark
The Little Mermaid Statue in Denmark is copyrighted.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. This includes illustrations of the statue. Acceptable if newsworthy event with proper captioning. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy caption.
Little Trees Brand Air Freshener
'Little Trees' air freshener designs are trademarked, including illustrations, silhouettes, and derivative works.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. This includes appearing anywhere as a prop in commercial shoots. No Editorial use is permitted under any circumstances. Not allowed.
Logos
Royalty free stock prohibits licensed / downloaded images to be used as logos.
Any reference to the word "logo" should be removed from submissions in the image, title, description, and keywords. N/A Not allowed as a keyword.
London 2012 - Olympic Games
In accordance with restrictions for the 2012 Olympic games, we cannot accept any imagery of the London 2012 games. This restriction includes images of any structure built for the games and athletes, flags, clothing, and symbols. Olympic symbols include the '5 Olympic Rings', the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Olympic medals, and the Olympic Torch.
Not acceptable under any circumstance. We cannot accept any photography OR illustration that depicts the 2012 Olympics, or, content that associates the city of LONDON or the UK (BRITAIN) with the games. No imagery is acceptable under any circumstance. This includes, but is not limited to: * Athletes at any setting or location * Actual competition during the games * Stadiums and arenas ( interior or exterior ) * Olympic Village or grounds * Signage, printed materials, clothing, etc. The terms "OLYMPICS," "SPECIAL OLYMPICS," "PARALYMPICS," and "OLYMPIAD" are trademarked and cannot be used in Titles, Descriptions, or Keywords or visually in any content. The words "LONDON" and "GAMES" cannot be associated or combined with the dates "Two Thousand and Twelve", "2012", or "Twenty-Twelve" as seen in the image/illustration or in meta data.
London Eye ( Millennium Wheel )
The London Eye ferris wheel can only be submitted as EDITORIAL with proper caption.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Skylines / Cityscapes where the Wheel is not the main focus may be considered. Acceptable if newsworthy event with proper captioning. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy caption.
London Underground
The London Underground logo is a copyrighted trademark. It is depicted by a red circle (wheel) with a blue bar across the middle. Text, including station names are usually written within the bar.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Additionally, images taken inside the London Underground system are not permitted for commercial use. Acceptable if newsworthy event with proper captioning. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy caption.
Lone Cypress Tree
Lone Cypress is the corporate logo and trademark of Pebble Beach Company. As such, the use of the tree's image is regulated by law. Photographs or art renderings of the Lone Cypress for commercial or promotional purposes cannot be taken or created without written permission from Pebble Beach Company.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Acceptable if newsworthy event with proper captioning. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy caption.
Longwood Gardens
Longwood Gardens is located outside Philadelphia PA, and sometimes referred to as the DuPont Gardens.
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Lorum Ipsum Text
In publishing and graphic design, lorem ipsum is placeholder text commonly used to demonstrate the graphics elements of a document or visual presentation. The lorem ipsum text is typically a section of a Latin text with words altered, added and removed that make it nonsensical in meaning and not proper Latin.
Only acceptable if part of a layered EPS / Vector file. * * * Not acceptable in any Rasterized / JPG file, as the text is not editable and will no value to our customers. N/A N/A
Louis Vuitton - Label, Designs
The Louie Vuitton label is well known for its LV monogram and checkered pattern, which is featured on shoes, watches, jewellery, accessories, sunglasses, and books.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Acceptable only if appearing in an image of a newsworthy event with proper captioning. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy caption.
Louvre Museum
in Paris
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Love Keys
The design of keys that contain the word "love" on the handle are trademarked.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. This applies to images and illustrations. N/A N/A
Love Potion Number 9
The Term "Love Potion Number 9" as a keyword or appearing in an illustration is not allowed for commercial use.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. No editorial use is permitted under any circumstance. No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance.
LTI Black Taxi
The LTI Black Taxi design is protected by trademark by LTI Vehicles in Coventry, England.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance.
MAC - Museum of Contemporary Art
Located in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The MAC building is copyrighted.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Editorial submissions will be considered with a proper caption. Not acceptable (unless part of a newsworthy event with proper caption)
Macintosh / Mac (electronics)
All Apple Products are subject to design copyrights. Do not submit images that are isolated shots or where the main focus is of: iPads, iPods, Macbooks, Macbook Pros, iMacs, Apple mice or keyboards, or any image containing Apple Logos.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance of images that focus on Apple products. No editorial use is permitted unless a Newsworthy Event with proper caption. "Apple" cannot be used as a keyword for any electronics.
Made in Nature
Made in Nature is a company that produces organic dried food.
Images that contain the “Made in Nature” logo, packaging, as a keyword, or in the title/description cannot be accepted for commercial use. Images that contain the "Made in Nature" logo, packaging, as a keyword, or in the title/description can be accepted for editorial use with proper caption. Not acceptable (unless part of a newsworthy event with proper caption)
Major & Minor League Sports Logo and Merchandise
• No major or minor league logos, emblems, merchandise, colors, hats, jerseys or even socks can be used for royalty-free imagery. Major and minor league sport logos are protected by trademark. MLB, NBA, NFL, PGA, MLS etc.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. May be used as editorial with proper caption. Proof of credential and/or property releases may be required.
Major League Sporting Events
• Acceptable as editorial only, images cannot be used without proper credentials/property releases. Professional Racing logos, locations and events are trademarked.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Images are acceptable as editorial only with appropriate captions.
Manneken Pis
Located in the city of Brussels, Belgium.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Editorial submissions that contain the statue can be accepted for editorial use with a proper caption. Not acceptable (unless part of newsworthy event with proper caption)
Maps
Nearly all maps are copyrighted material and should not be reproduced in any form, in part or whole, without the copyright owner's consent.
UN-ACCEPTABLE: Maps with distinguishable markers or symbols, flat scans, the Key to the map is visible, a "product shot" of a map. ACCEPTABLE: Generic sections when people are looking at or holding a map, close-up images where the focus is ONLY on the city, state, or country name, and when there is another object that is the main subject/concept of the image. N/A N/A
Marine Corps War Memorial ( Iwo Jima )
The design of the massive sculpture by Felix de Weldon was based on the iconic photo Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, taken during the Battle of Iwo Jima by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Acceptable if newsworthy event with proper captioning. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy caption.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
Located in Washington, D.C.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Images of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial can be accepted for editorial use with proper caption. Keywords should be compliant with proper editorial captions
Maserati
automobile
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - OK if auto, motorcycle or trade show. Needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Mattel
toymaker
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
McDonalds - Paper French Fry Container, Arches, Logos
The design of the McDonald's red, paper french fry container is trademarked and not acceptable to submit even if it is blank.
All 'McDonalds' logos and product designs are not acceptable under any circumstance. Acceptable only if appearing in an image of a newsworthy event with proper captioning. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy, proper caption.
Mercantile Exchange Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Mercedes Benz
automobile
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - OK if auto, motorcycle or trade show. Needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Merlion of Singapore
The Merlion statue in Merlion Park is a registered trademark and can only be accepted as EDITORIAL with proper caption.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Acceptable if newsworthy event with proper captioning. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy caption.
Michelin Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Microsoft Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Millau Viaduct - France
The Millau Viaduct is a cable-stayed road-bridge that spans the valley of the river Tarn near Millau in southern France.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Images of the Millau Viaduct can be accepted for editorial use with proper caption. The keyword "Millau Viaduct" can only be applied to editorial images that contain this structure.
Millennium Park - Chicago
The following landmarks in Millennium Park, Chicago are copyrighted and can only be accepted as EDITORIAL with a proper caption: ** Cloud Gate AKA "The Bean" ** Lurie Garden
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Acceptable if newsworthy event with proper captioning. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy caption.
Millennium Wheel
The London Eye ferris wheel can only be submitted as EDITORIAL with proper caption.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Skylines / Cityscapes where the Wheel is not the main focus may be considered. Acceptable if newsworthy event with proper captioning. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy caption.
Milwaukee Art Museum & Quadracci Pavilion
The Quadracci Pavilion is a sculptural, postmodern addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Acceptable if newsworthy event with proper captioning. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy caption.
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is comprised of copyrighted artwork.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. As with any original artwork, a property release is required for commercial use. As with any original artwork, a property release is required for commercial use. Acceptable if newsworthy event with proper captioning. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy caption.
Mississippi, Delta Queen & Natchez Paddle Steamers (Paddle Boats
Some paddle steamers still operate on the Mississippi River.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance.
Modern Architectural Designs
Modern architectural designs are copyrighted. Images which focus on a specific modern building/structure/sculpture require a property release.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance without a property release. ** Skylines / Cityscapes that include modern structures may be considered. Acceptable if newsworthy event with proper captioning. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy caption.
Mon Cheri Boxes
Mon Cheri box designs are copyrighted.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance.
Monaco Coat of Arms No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance, including images and illustrations. Acceptable if newsworthy event with proper captioning. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy caption.
Monopoly Board Game
The Board game Monopoly is Copyrighted, *including* Game pieces and Red and Green houses
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. No Editorial use is permitted under any circumstance. Not acceptable under any circumstance.
Monterey Bay Aquarium
The Monterey Bay Aquarium in California has a strict policy regarding the commercial use of images taken on the aquarium's property and of it's animals.
Not acceptable under any circumstance. Acceptable if newsworthy event with proper captioning. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy, proper caption.
Monticello Estate
The Monticello Estate and home of Thomas Jefferson in Virgina has a strict policy about photos used for commercial purposes.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. (Images that incorporate parts of coins, stamps, or other legal tender are OK for commercial use) Acceptable if newsworthy event with proper captioning. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy caption.
Monticello Estate
The Monticello Estate is located in Virginia.
Exterior & Interior shots are unacceptable for commercial OR editorial use.
Motorola Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Museum De Heksenwaag
Located in the Netherlands.
Images taken on the property are unacceptable for commercial use. Images taken on the property are unacceptable for editorial use.
Museum Interiors (General Policy)
ANY and ALL Museum Interior shots and displays within the museums CAN ONLY BE APPROVED FOR EDITORIAL with a proper caption & credentials. Please note that different museums will have specific restrictions and may vary between institutions.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. (Including the Vatican museum.) Images of museum interiors can be accepted for editorial use with a proper editorial caption & credentials. Museum names can only be applied to editorial images.
Mystic Marine Museum Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Nalgene Water Bottles
The Nalgene logo, name, and design of the bottle are all protected under trademark.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Images of containing the Nalgene logo or bottles are acceptable with a proper caption. Not acceptable (unless part of a newsworthy event with proper caption)
NASA Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
NASCAR Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
National Trust Properties
The National Trust is an organization dedicated to the preservation of historic monuments, buildings and places of historical interest or natural beauty in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The National Trust does not permit photography or filming at its properties for commercial use or for reproduction in any form without prior written permission. The National Trust does not permit photography or filming at its properties for commercial use or for reproduction in any form without prior written permission.
Nazi
same as fascism
All references to Nazism should be reviewed. Historical items depicting Nazi symbolism are allowed, but modern art of swastikas, etc. are NOT allowed. All references to Nazism should be reviewed. Historical items depicting Nazi symbolism are allowed, but modern art of swastikas, etc. are NOT allowed.
NBA Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Neocube
The Neocube magnetic toy is copyrighted.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance.
New Orleans Superdome Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
New York Stock Exchange Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Newport Mansion
specific mansions in Rhode Island
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Nike Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Nikon Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
NIV Bible
New International Version and NIV, and similars, are registered trademarks of IBS in the United States and other countries.
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
NovoLog Insulin Pens
The NovoLog Insulin Pen is protected under trademark.
Isolated images of the pen are unacceptable for commercial use. Editorial submissions containing the NovoLog Insulin Pen are acceptable with a proper caption as long as they are not isolated shots. Not acceptable (unless part of a newsworthy event with proper caption).
NYSE Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Oak Alley Plantation
This is a historic plantation located on the Mississippi River in Louisiana. Photographs are not allowed to be taken inside the home.
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Olympic Games - London 2012
In accordance with restrictions for the 2012 Olympic games, we cannot accept any imagery of the London 2012 games. This restriction includes images of any structure built for the games and athletes, flags, clothing, and symbols. Olympic symbols include the '5 Olympic Rings', the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Olympic medals, and the Olympic Torch.
Not acceptable under any circumstance. We cannot accept any photography OR illustration that depicts the 2012 Olympics, or, content that associates the city of LONDON or the UK (BRITAIN) with the games. No imagery is acceptable under any circumstance. This includes, but is not limited to: * Athletes at any setting or location * Actual competition during the games * Stadiums and arenas ( interior or exterior ) * Olympic Village or grounds * Signage, printed materials, clothing, etc. The terms "OLYMPICS," "SPECIAL OLYMPICS," "PARALYMPICS," and "OLYMPIAD" are trademarked and cannot be used in Titles, Descriptions, or Keywords or visually in any content. The words "LONDON" and "GAMES" cannot be associated or combined with the dates "Two Thousand and Twelve", "2012", or "Twenty-Twelve" as seen in the image/illustration or in meta data.
Olympics Logos
Olympic symbols include the '5 Olympic Rings', the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Olympic medals, and the Olympic Torch.
Not acceptable under any circumstance. This includes images and illustrations. Acceptable if marked Editorial Use Only and has proper, newsworthy captioning and that is NOT part of/related to the 2012 games. If image was taken from within an Olympic property, proof of proper credentials is required. The word 'Olympic' is acceptable only if appearing in an image of a newsworthy event with proper captioning that is NOT part of/related to the 2012 games.
Olympus Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Ordnance Survey Maps (Landranger, Explorer)
Ordnance Survey is Great Britain’s national mapping agency.
Unacceptable for commercial or editorial use.
Oscar award statue Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Oscar Niemeyer Buildings and Monuments No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Editorial submissions will be considered on a case-by-case basis with a proper caption. Not acceptable (unless part of a newsworthy event with proper caption)
Pacific Exchange
stock exchange in San Francisco
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Pacific Marine Mammal Center
Located in Laguna Beach, California.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. No editorial use is permitted under any circumstance.
Paddle Boats
Mississippi, Delta Queen & Natchez Paddle Steamers
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Panama Flag Photographs, Vectors, and Illustrations containing the Panama Flag cannot be accepted for commercial use. Photographic images of the Panama Flag can be accepted for editorial use. Vectors and Illustrations cannot be accepted for commercial or editorial use. Keywords should be compliant with proper editorial captions
Parc Guell - Gaudi
Parc Guell is a garden complex designed by Antoni Gaudi with architectural elements. It is situated on the hill of El Carmel in the Gràcia district of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
Commercial use is permitted. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description). Acceptable as part of a newsworthy event with proper captioning.
Parental Advisory Notice
The Parental Advisory sticker seen on CDs etc. is copyrighted.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Not acceptable (unless part of a newsworthy event with proper caption) Keywords should be compliant with proper editorial captions
Parental Advisory Notice
The Parental Advisory sticker seen on CDs etc. is copyrighted.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance.
Passport Stamps Unacceptable for commercial use where identifying elements are visible in the stamp(s). Submissions will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
Peeps Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Penrhyn Castle – Interior
The Penrhyn Castle is located in North Wales.
Interior photos of the Penrhyn Castle are unacceptable for commercial use.
Pepsi Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Peterhof Palace
Peterhof Palace is a series of palaces and gardens located in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Images containing the interior and exterior of the Peterhof Palace are unacceptable for commercial use due to the Palace’s photography policy. Images containing the exterior of the Peterhof Palace will be considered for editorial use if the images were taken clearly off of the Palace grounds. Not acceptable (unless part of a newsworthy event with proper caption)
Photoshop Not allowed as a keyword unless the image is newsworthy, and classified as Editorial. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Pike Place Market
Located in Seattle, WA. "Public Market" & "Public Market Center" signage are trademarks of the Pike Place Market Preservation & Development Authority.
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Pink Lady Apples Images of apples that include the Pink Lady Apple Sticker are unacceptable for commercial use. Images of apples that include the Pink Lady Apple Sticker are unacceptable for editorial use. Images of apples that are tagged with “Pink Lady” or “Pink Lady Apples” as a keyword or in the title/description are unacceptable for commercial use.
Playing Cards Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Polaroid Not allowed as a keyword unless the image is newsworthy, and classified as Editorial. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Political Party Logos – Democratic Party and Republican Party Lo
The Democratic Party and Republican Party Logos are trademarked.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Acceptable for editorial use if these logos are part of an editorial image.
Porsche
automobile
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - OK if auto, motorcycle or trade show. Needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Post-It Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Postal Stamps No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Acceptable for editorial use only where the postal stamp is a genuine postal stamp accompanied by a proper editorial caption.
Postcards Unacceptable for commercial or editorial use due to potential copyright issues.
POW/MIA Flag No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Editorial submissions will be considered with a proper caption. Not acceptable (unless part of a newsworthy event with proper caption)
PowerPoint Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Powerpoint - Microsoft Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Prada Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Pressman
game maker
Not allowed as a keyword unless the image is newsworthy, and classified as Editorial. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Princeton University Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Pro Sports Teams & Insignias No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Images are acceptable as editorial only and cannot be used without proper credentials/property release.
Professional Racing Logo
Professional Racing logos, locations and events are trademarked
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Public Domain Images
We are no longer accepting public domain imagery or designs that incorporate public domain imagery. Please refer to our FAQ article in the Bigstock Help Center for additional information.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. No editorial use is permitted under any circumstance. N/A
QR Codes Images that feature QR Codes are acceptable, but the QR code cannot link to specific websites, offensive language, or any other restricted content.
Quadracci Pavilion
part of Milwaukee Art Museum
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Quotes & Lyrics Images that contain famous quotes and/or lyrics will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Rayban Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Red Cross
Red Cross over white background.
Red Cross over white background not allowed. Other variations are allowed. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Rockefeller Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Rockefeller Center Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Rolex Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Rolls Royce
automobile
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - OK if auto, motorcycle or trade show. Needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Rosslyn Chapel
Rosslyn Chapel near Edinburgh is famous for being mentioned in "The Da Vinci Code" book and film.
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
The letters “RCMP” and images of the uniform of Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are protected.
Cannot be used for commercial purposes without the written authorization of the RCMP Intellectual Property Office. Unacceptable for commercial use. Unacceptable for editorial use.
Royal Museums Greenwich
This restrictions includes images of the National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory Greenwich, The Queen’s House, and Cutty Shark.
Images taken on the property of the Royal Museums of Greenwich including the National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory Greenwich, The Queen’s House, and Cutty Shark are unacceptable for commercial or editorial use.
Royal Parks – Great Britain
• The includes the following parks: o Hyde Park o Kensington Gardens o Brompton Cemetery o Grosvenor Square o St. James’s Park o The Green Park o The Regent’s Park o Primrose Hill o Greenwich Park o Richmond Park o Bushy Park o Victoria Tower Gardens
The Royal Parks in Great Britain may not be commercially photographed without a specially obtained license.
Rubber Ducky Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Rubik's Cube Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Images of red-nosed reindeer are acceptable for commercial use as long as the word “Rudolph” is not a keyword or in the title/description.
Sacagawea
Sony micro-recorder
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Allowed if editorial, newsworthy - a flat scan of coin as stock is not allowed.
Sagrada Familia - Gaudi
Sagrada Familia Church, is an architectural work by Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona, Spain.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Editorial use is acceptable for EXTERIOR SHOTS ONLY with proper captioning. No editorial use is permitted for INTERIORS. Acceptable as part of proper captioning for EXTERIOR SHOTS ONLY.
Sam Houston Statue
The statue stands as the world's tallest statue of an American hero at 67 feet tall.
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Samsung Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
San Diego Zoo Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
San Galgano Abbey Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
San Simeon Estate Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Santa Monica Pier Sign
Located in Santa Monica, California.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance.
Schoenbrunn Palace
The Schoenbrunn Palace is a former imperial summer residence in Vienna, Austria.
Images containing the interior or exterior of the Schoenbrunn may only be accepted for commercial use with a property release. Images containing the exterior of the Schoenbrunn can only be accepted for editorial use with a property release from Schoenbrunn. However, images of the interior of Schoenbrunn may not be accepted without additional permission.
Science World at Telus World of Science
Located in Vancouver, BC Canada
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance.
Scoopman
high speed rail in Japan - also "Japan Rail"
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Scrabble Tiles
Scrabble tiles are wooden and have a number on the lower right hand side of the letter. Generic letter tiles are okay to submit as long as they are not on a game board or tile holder.
Images that contain Scrabble tiles, the Scrabble game board, or tile holder are not acceptable under any circumstance. Acceptable if newsworthy event with proper captioning. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy, proper caption for Editorial images.
Sea World Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Seals of the United States
Images containing insignia of any nation’s active military service are not allowed to be used in royalty-free stock images.
Agency insignia, military decorations, golden eagles and presidential seals cannot be accepted for commercial use. Other unit insignia in the form of patches, flags, metal insignia, or other heraldric devices are also protected. Images containing insignia of a nation’s military service are only acceptable as part of an editorial photograph with a proper caption. Not acceptable (unless part of a newsworthy event with proper caption)
Sears Tower Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Seattle International Fountain Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Sexy Teen Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Not allowed if depicting problem word.
Sexy Teenager Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Not allowed if depicting problem word.
Sheet Music No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. No editorial use is permitted under any circumstance.
Shinkansen Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Shoes (Isolated) Images of isolated shoes are unacceptable for commercial use. Images of isolated shoes are acceptable for editorial use as long as the image is newsworthy and accompanied with a proper editorial caption. Brand names are not acceptable as keywords unless applied to editorial images that contain the actual brand.
Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Shure 55SH & Super 55 Microphones (aka “Elvis” Microphone)
The Shure 55SH and Super 55 microphones (aka the “Elvis” microphone) have trademarked designs.
Images (or illustrations directly inspired from one of these microphones) that contain either of these microphones as the main focus of the image are unacceptable for commercial use. Images that contain these microphones, where they are not the main focus of the image, are acceptable as long as all logos and any other potential trademarks have been removed. Illustrations that have been directly inspired from one of these microphones are unacceptable for editorial use. Not acceptable (unless part of a newsworthy event with proper caption) Not acceptable (unless part of a newsworthy event with proper caption)
Signatures Images that contain signatures are unacceptable for commercial use. Acceptable for editorial use with a proper caption.
Singapore Postage Stamps Unacceptable for commercial or editorial use.
Sistine Chapel
Images (both interior & exterior) are unacceptable for commercial use.
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Skipton Castle
Skipton Castle is located in North Yorkshire, UK
Images taken on castle grounds are not acceptable for commercial use. Images taken from off the castle grounds are acceptable for commercial use. Images taken on castle grounds are not acceptable for editorial use. Images taken off castle grounds are acceptable for editorial use.
Slinkies
the toy
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Slinky
the toy
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Smiley Face
The well known happy face icon.
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Smirnoff Vodka Bottles
The trade dress of Smirnoff vodka bottles is a registered trademark. This rule applies even if the standard Smirnoff labels on the bottle are blank.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance.
Smithsonian
museum
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Social Media Icons
Social Media Icons are all copyrighted. This includes, but is not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Spotify, Pandora, iTunes, eBay, etc.
Any images of, or reference to Facebook (e.g., Like Button, Friends symbol, Chat symbol) is not allowed for commercial use.
Sony Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Sony Discman Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Sony Walkman Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Sovereign Hill, Australia
An open-air museum located in Gold Point, Australia.
Images that contain Sovereign Hill (including: Mines, Gold Museum, Sound and Light Show) are unacceptable for commercial or editorial use.
Space Invaders
Space Invaders is an arcade video game.
Images that contain the Space Invaders game characters are not acceptable for commercial use. Images that contain the Space Invaders game characters are not acceptable for editorial use.
Space Needle Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Spin (Exercise Bike)
The words Spin, Spinning, the Spinning logo, Bodyblade, and Peak Pilates are registered trademarks of Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance.
Sports Balls
Soccer balls, Rugby balls, volleyballs, etc. must feature the black & white generic pattern design.
Any other unique designs will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Any other unique designs will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
Stabilo Highlighters
Stabilo Highlighters’ logo and design are trademarks of Stabilo International GmbH.
Unacceptable for commercial use. Acceptable for editorial use with a proper caption. Not acceptable (unless part of a newsworthy event with proper caption)
Stanford University
Located in Stanford, California.
Images taken on campus are unacceptable for BOTH commercial or editorial use.
Statue of Liberty
Located on Liberty Island in New York City.
• The Statue of Liberty is controlled by the National Park Service and is considered in the public domain for usage in royalty-free stock imagery.
Steak 'n Shake Images containing the Steak ‘n Shake logo are unacceptable for commercial use. Images containing the Steak ‘n Shake logo are acceptable for editorial use with a proper caption. Not acceptable (unless part of a newsworthy event with proper caption).
Stuffed Animal Toy
The majority of stuffed animals & toys have copyright protection.
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Subaru Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - OK if auto, motorcycle or trade show. Needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Sunglasses Images of unique or recognizable sunglasses that are the main focus of an image or are isolated shots are unacceptable for commercial or editorial use. Sunglasses that are not the main focal point of the image are acceptable for commercial use. Sunglasses that are featured at trade shows, conventions, demonstrations, etc., are acceptable for editorial use with a proper caption and, where necessary, credentials to shoot the event. Use of brand names in association with images of sunglasses can only be applied to editorial images that contain the actual brand of sunglasses.
Superdome Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Suzuki
motorcycle or auto
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - OK if auto, motorcycle or trade show. Needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Swan Boats
The swan boats are located on the lake of the Boston Public Garden in Boston, MA.
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Swastika All references to Nazism should be reviewed. Historical items depicting Nazi symbolism are allowed, but modern art of swastikas, etc. are NOT allowed. All references to Nazism should be reviewed. Historical items depicting Nazi symbolism are allowed, but modern art of swastikas, etc. are NOT allowed.
Sydney Opera House Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Taipei 101 Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Taipei Financial Center Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Tattoos Images of tattoos, where the tattoo is prominently displayed, are unacceptable for commercial use unless accompanied by a property release. Images that contain tattoos, where the tattoo is secondary to the entire image as a whole and is not the main focus, are acceptable for commercial use without a property release. These images will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Acceptable for editorial use.
Tatty Teddy Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Taurus
Ford automobile
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - OK if auto, motorcycle or trade show. Needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Teen Sex Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Not allowed if depicting problem word.
Teflon Teflon is not allowed as a keyword OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Discretion). Teflon is not allowed as a keyword
Terracotta Warriors
The Terracotta Warriors is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of the first Emperor of China.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Images of the Terracotta Warriors can be accepted for editorial use with proper caption. Keywords should be compliant with proper editorial captions.
TGV
high speed rail in Japan - also "Japan Rail"
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
The Colosseum
Located in Rome, Italy
Exterior Images of the Colosseum are acceptable for commercial use. Interior Images of the Colosseum are unacceptable for commercial use. Exterior and Interior images of the Colosseum are acceptable for editorial use with a proper caption. Keywords should be compliant with proper editorial captions.
The Gates Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
The Painted Ladies
Victorian row houses located in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood in San Francisco, California.
Images containing The Painted Ladies are acceptable for commercial and editorial use only if the images were taken from public property. Submissions for editorial use must have a proper caption. Keywords should be compliant with proper editorial captions.
The Peter the Great Statue
Located in Moscow, Russia. Designed by Zurab Tsereteli & unveiled in 1997.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance.
The Petronas Twin Towers
Located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Designed by Argentine architects César Pelli and Djay Carico.
Isolated images (excluding skylines) are unacceptable for commercial use.
The Wrigley Building
Located in Chicago, IL
Isolated images are not acceptable for commercial use. Cityscape images will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Isolated images are not acceptable for editorial use. Cityscape images will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
Thunderbird
automobile
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - OK if auto, motorcycle or trade show. Needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Thunderbird Logo
automobile
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - OK if auto, motorcycle or trade show. Needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Tokyo Skytree
Located in Sumida, Tokyo, Japan.
Isolated images of the Tokyo Skytree are unacceptable for commercial use. Cityscapes will be considered, as long as the building is not the primary subject of the image. These images will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Isolated shots of the Tokyo Skytree can be accepted for editorial use with a proper caption. Not acceptable (unless part of a newsworthy event with proper caption)
Top of the Rock Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Toyota
automobile
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - OK if auto, motorcycle or trade show. Needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Toyota Camry
automobile
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - OK if auto, motorcycle or trade show. Needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Transamerica Building
in San Francisco, pointy skyscraper
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Tupperware Not allowed as a keyword unless the image is newsworthy, and classified as Editorial. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Tupperware Tower
art installation
Tupperware Tower, Orlando, Florida: http://www.glasssteelandstone.com/BuildingDetail/362.php Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Uluru-Kata Tjuta
same as Ayers Rock
Religious - not allowed. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Umbrellas & Risk (Insurance) Images containing the words “insurance” or “risk” with umbrellas, or an image of an umbrella with “insurance” or “risk” as a keyword or in the title/description are unacceptable for commercial or editorial use.
UN
United Nations flag and symbol
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Park
The Unisphere is a globe sculpture located in Flushing Meadows Park, Queens, New York.
Images that contain the Unisphere are unacceptable for commercial use unless accompanied by a property release. Images that contain the Unisphere are acceptable for editorial use with a proper caption. Not acceptable (unless part of a newsworthy event with proper caption)
Universal Studios Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
University of Alabama Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA)
Located in Los Angeles, California.
Images taken on the UCLA campus are unacceptable for creative commercial use without a property release. Editorial submissions will be considered with a proper caption. Not acceptable (unless part of a newsworthy event with proper editorial caption)
US Military Service Badge Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot.
Vehicles (Automobiles) Isolated images of automobiles are unacceptable for commercial use. Images are acceptable when the automobile is not the main focus of the image. These images will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
Velomobile Images containing a velomobile (human-powered vehicle) are unacceptable for commercial use. Images containing a velomobile are acceptable for editorial use with a proper caption. Not acceptable (unless part of a newsworthy event with proper caption).
Verifone Credit Card Readers
Isolated images of Verifone Credit Card Readers (anything which could be seen as a “product shot”) are trademarked.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance.
Viewmaster
slide viewer toy
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Virgin
airlines, music brand, etc.
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Virginia House Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Wall of Screens
The concept of Multiple Screens on a Black Background or Wall of Screens is copyrighted.
If the image has any of the following it is unacceptable for commercial use: o Reflection on floor; or o Curve in monitor placement; or o Man watching monitors
Wallpaper
Wallpaper designs may be protected by copyright.
Photographs or scans of wallpaper are unacceptable for commercial or editorial use. Vectors or illustrations labeled as wallpaper are acceptable for commercial use only if accompanied by a reference image (to which the contributor owns the copyright), showing the original creation.
Walt Disney World Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Westminster Street Signs
Westminster Street Signs are protected by copyright.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance.
Wi-Fi Alliance Logo
The Wi-Fi Alliance Logo is a trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. No editorial use is permitted under any circumstance.
Williamsburg (Colonial)
Images featuring war re-enactments, the actors, and buildings in the historic district of Colonial Williamsburg.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Acceptable if newsworthy image/event with proper captioning. Acceptable as part of a newsworthy event with proper captioning.
Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower)
Located in Chicago, IL.
Isolated images are unacceptable for commercial use. Cityscapes will be considered, as long as the Tower is not the primary subject of the image. These images will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
Worker and Kolkhoz Woman Statue
Located in Moscow, Russia.
No commercial use is permitted under any circumstance. Images of the Worker and Kolkhoz Woman Statue can be accepted for editorial use with proper caption.
World Trade Center / 9/11 Memorial Images that are taken on the grounds of the World Trade Center Memorial in New York City cannot be accepted for commercial or editorial use. Images taken off the grounds of the World Trade Center Memorial can be accepted for editorial use with the proper caption.
X-Rays, MRIs & CAT Scans Images of X-Rays, MRI’s and CAT Scans are unacceptable for commercial use if they contain patient information, doctor information, medical information, medical codes, or any other identifying information. Unaltered images of X-Rays, MRI’s and CAT Scans are acceptable for editorial use as long as the image is newsworthy and is accompanied by a proper editorial caption.
Yamaha
motorcycle
Not allowed if isolated or artwork. Remove problem keyword if not important to the shot. Re-classify as editorial if newsworthy. Editorial OK if newsworthy - OK if auto, motorcycle or trade show. Needs proper caption (Date, Location, Event Description).
Zumba
Zumba is a dance fitness program. The words “Zumba,” “Zumba Fitness,” “Zumbatomic,” “Zumba Gold,” “Zumbathon,” “Zumbawear,” and “Zlife” are registered trademarks of Zumba Fitness, LLC.
Images that contain any of those trademarks, or images that are submitted with those trademarks as keywords or in the title/description, are unacceptable for commercial use. Images that contain: Zumba, Zumba Fitness, Zumbatomic, Zumba Gold, Zumbathon, Zumbawear, and Zlife, are acceptable for editorial use with a proper caption. Keywords should be compliant with proper editorial captions.
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