Are You Legal?

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Hello SErs. Harmony here 🙂 Today, I’d like to take a look at designing a book cover for your latest master piece while ensuring you don’t break one of the many copyright rules.

Whether you make the cover yourself or hire a designer, a good chance exists that you’ll use a stock image for it.

Even if you paid the image designer or photo site, it doesn’t guarantee that you’re safe.

Many authors and designers don’t understand all of the nuances.

Below, I list the different types of license for stock photos:

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Standard License – For example, a Shutterstock Standard License allows you to use images an unlimited number of times in digital applications, which includes eBooks, websites, online ads, software, mobile applications, and online ads.

What about printed designs, such as hardcover or softcover print books?

This is why the fine print for any stock photo you…

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