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Commercial licenses for download content

Designs offered through the Silhouette Design Store are protected by copyright and are owned by Silhouette America®or its licensors. All digital designs are available for personal use. (See Section 4 of the Terms of Service) Some digital designs are also available for commercial use.

Commercial license options provide the ability to utilize the design within a commercialized setting so long as the design is not being redistributed in any digital file format. This means that commercial license owners are permitted to do the following:

  • Use the design to create physical projects that are in turn sold
  • Incorporate the design into a digitally created image that is used for the purpose of displaying the image commercially (e.g. part of an advertisement)

Commercial license owners may not in any way redistribute or sell files in any format containing the commercial license image. Commercial license options do not provide any rights to adjust files and then claim them as original creations, thus bypassing the original copyright holder’s ownership and rights.

The royalty-free license fee is a flat, one-time payment for Unlimited commercial use of the individual design in question, according to the guidelines outlined above. We currently do not offer any option for unlimited commercial use of all Silhouette Design Store content.

For some limited-use commercial licenses purchased before January 2018, the following terms apply: Commercial License options may be available for 1) producing up to 100 units, 2) producing up to 1,000 units, and c) an unlimitedoption, which allows you to produce an unlimited number of units for commercial purposes.

For instance, if you plan to produce 50 scrapbook page kits using a design from the Silhouette Design Store, you would need to purchase the commercial license allowing “Up to 100” units. If you plan to produce 150 units, you would need to purchase the license type allowing “Up to 1,000”. You may always upgrade your Commercial License to a higher level should you need to do so.

All Commercial License options include a personal use license and can freely be utilized for personal use as well. If a commercial license is unavailable for a design, that design is limited to personal use only. It is permissible for individuals to reproduce physical goods using personally licensed images for any individual, organization, or event, so long as it is not with the intent of re-sale purposes.

If a commercial license is unavailable for a design, then that design is limited to personal use only. It is permissible to create projects using non-commercially licensed images offered through the Silhouette Design Store for any individual, organization, or event so long as it is not with the intent of resale or other commercial purpose. Regardless of whether you purchase content for personal use or with a Commercial License, under no circumstances are you permitted to resell, give-away, or otherwise distribute any actual files associated with digital designs offered through the Silhouette Design Store.

If you desire to purchase an image for commercial use, please visit the Silhouette Design Store and search for the image in question. You may then find whether or not that particular shape is offered with a Commercial License option by clicking on the image to view the details page. If a commercial license is offered, you may add the image to your cart to purchase the desired commercial license and proceed to check out.

Your purchase of the commercial license option grants you the legal permission to proceed to use the image.

If you have purchased commercial licenses to specific designs and would like to review them, please do the following to locate them:

  1. Go to the Silhouette Design Store here
  2. Click on Sign In and enter account email and password
  3. Select [Your Name] in upper right corner
  4. Select My Account
  5. Select Purchased Design Licenses
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