Royalty free means you just need to pay for rights to use the item once per end product. You don’t need to pay additional or ongoing fees for each person who sees or uses it.
Please note that there may be some limits placed on uses under the different license types available on the marketplaces, such as our Photo and Music Licenses (see the PhotoDune and AudioJungle FAQs for more information)
Differences between the Regular License and the Extended License?
In simple terms, the main difference is that under the Regular License, your end product (incorporating the item you’ve licensed) is distributed for free, whereas under the Extended License your end product may be sold. Of course, if it was all that simple, we’d have a one sentence license, so please do read the licenses and the rest of these FAQs for more details!
If you’re a freelancer, you are allowed to create an end product for a client using the Regular License and charge them for your services – see the FAQ „I’m a freelancer/agency. Can I use the item for an end product I’m doing for a client?“ for more information.
Is the Regular License the same thing as an editorial license?
No, our Regular License is for a free end product (whether or not the item is used in the end product in an editorial way). And our Extended License is for an end product that’s sold (whether or not the item is used in the end product in an editorial way). If you want to use an item in an editorial way in your end product, choose the Regular License if your end product is distributed for free, and choose the Extended License if your end product is sold to the end customer.
I am a commercial entity or run a business. Do I always need an Extended License?
No, just using the item in a commercial setting doesn’t necessarily mean you need an Extended License. You need an Extended License if the end product is sold to end users. If the end product is free, even if you are a commercial enterprise, you only need a Regular License.
Which license do I need to use an item in a commercial?
You only need a Regular License where the end product is an advertisement, as the audience does not have to pay to view it. It doesn’t matter if the advertisement is for things that are being sold.
Please note that our Music Licenses approach broadcast advertisements a bit differently. For more information see the AudioJungle section of the FAQ.