Sydcom offers royalty-free licences. Royalty-free does not mean there is no cost for the licence. Royalty-free means that the licence fee is paid once and there is no need to pay additional royalties if the content is reused. Royalty-free content is licensed for unlimited and perpetual use. You are welcome to use content from the Sydcom site on a complimentary basis for test or sample use only. However, unless a licence is purchased, content cannot be used in any final materials or any publicly available materials. No other rights are granted for comp use.
Perpetual, meaning there is no expiry or end date on your rights to use the content. Worldwide, meaning content can be used in any geographic territory. Unlimited, meaning content can be used an unlimited number of times. Non-Exclusive, meaning that you do not have exclusive rights to use the content. Sydcom can license the same content to other customers. If you would like exclusive rights to use our content, please contact Sydcom to discuss a buy-out.
For purposes of this agreement, “use” means to copy, reproduce, modify, edit, synchronise, perform, display, broadcast, publish, or otherwise make use of. Please make sure you read the Restricted Uses section below for exceptions.
a. No Standalone File Use. You may not use content in any way that allows others to download, extract or redistribute content as a standalone file (meaning just the content file itself, separate from the project or end use).
b. No False Representation of Authorship. You may not falsely represent that you are the original creator of a work that is made up largely of licensed content. For instance, you cannot create music based solely on licensed content and claim that you are the composer.
The rights granted to you are non-transferable and non-sublicensable, meaning that you cannot transfer or sublicense them to anyone else. There are two exceptions:
a. Employer or client. If you are purchasing on behalf of your employer or client, then your employer or client can use the content. In that case, you represent and warrant that you have full legal authority to bind your employer or client to the terms of this agreement. If you do not have that authority, then your employer or client may not use the content. The rights purchased may only belong to you or your employer/client, depending on who is named as the “Licensee” at the time of purchase. In other words, if you purchase content, only one of you (and not both) may reuse that image for multiple projects.
b. Subcontractors. You may allow subcontractors or distributors to use content in any production or distribution process related to your final project or end use. These subcontractors and distributors must agree to be bound by the terms of this agreement and may not use the content for any other purpose.
Intellectual Property Rights
All the licensed content is owned by either Sydcom or its content suppliers. All rights not expressly granted in this agreement are reserved by Sydcom and the content suppliers. You may not assert any right to revenue from a collecting society in respect of digital copying or other secondary uses of the licensed content. If Licensed Material is used in an audio/visual production where credits are accorded to other providers of licensed material, credit shall be accorded, where technically feasible, in equal size and comparable placement to such credit(s), substantially in the following form: “Sydcom.co” or as otherwise notified by Sydcom.
a. Termination. Sydcom may terminate this agreement at any time if you breach any of the terms of this or any other agreement with Sydcom, in which case you must immediately: cease using the content; delete or destroy any copies; and, if requested, confirm to Sydcom in writing that you have complied with these requirements.
— Social Media Termination. If you use the content on a social media platform or other third party website and the platform or website uses (or announces that it plans to use) the content for its own purpose or in a way that is contrary to this agreement, the rights granted for such use shall immediately terminate, and in that event, upon Sydcom’s request, you agree to remove any content from such platform or website.
b. Refunds/Cancellation. All requests for refunds/cancellations must be made in writing or using the cancellation function on the Sydcom website. Provided that the request is made within 7 days and the licensed content has not been used, Sydcom may cancel the relevant order and issue a full refund. No credits or refunds are available for cancellation requests received more than 7 days from your receipt of content. In the event of cancellation, your rights to use the content terminate, and you must delete or destroy any copies of the content.