Is there any such thing as 'true' royalty free? Where?

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Everett N, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. Everett N

    Everett N Guest

    Just going back through some Corel and other clipart CDs I realised that
    none of it is actually true royalty free. The image licenses are so
    restricted about all you can do with them is make a bookmark for your kids
    to throw in the rubbish bin.

    What are the sources for 'actual' royalty free clipart that I can use
    commercially?

    I just want a few good quality bits of art to do some basic advertising in
    magazines and flyers. I looked at the license for the microsoft online
    clipart and photos and they are only for home use and therefore useless to a
    basic need (art allowed to be used in commercial context)

    And as for photographic public domain images, where can I find those? Even
    searching on wikimedia commons, hardly anything is 'public domain'. People
    are now copying over a bunch of crap from flickr with these funky gnu and
    creative commons licences.
    Could someone please provide a list of links to genuine royalty free
    clipart, and public domain photos?

    (all I can find is yobbos trying to sell stock photos!)
    Cheers
     
    Everett N, Apr 23, 2010
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    Mr.T Guest


    Gee someone trying to sell their work is a "yobbo". I guess you are
    advertising for a charity then.
    If you are completely incapable of taking any photo's yourself, I'm sure
    there are photographers here that might help your genuine charity
    organization if you tell us what it is?

    MrT.
     
    Mr.T, Apr 23, 2010
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    keithr Guest

    There is a difference between "Public domain" and "Royaly free". Only
    the former is completely free, the latter means that, in return for a
    one time fee, you can use the work in question as many times as you wish
    without paying a fee per use or royalty.
     
    keithr, Apr 23, 2010
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