Is my video commercial or editorial?Click here to learn how to spot editorial content in our media library and your video
Images, videos, GIFs, and audio tracks are sometimes only licensed for use in non-commercial, or editorial, videos.
That leads to the obvious question: is my video commercial or editorial? The best way to answer that is to ask yourself: "What is the purpose of my video?"
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Can I use images from my article?You sure can, with 1 caveat! When using images from an article or blog post, it is your responsibility to ensure that you have the copyright for the images that are being pulled in. We take care of the copyright license for media in the stock library, but any content that you bring into Lumen5 should be verified before being used.
When you Import an article into the Story tab, Lumen5 will conveniently pull in images from your article as well. To create a new scene with an image from your articlPopular
Can I monetize my videos or create them for my clients?You have full commercial rights to all the videos you create using Lumen5.
Our media library features millions of copyright-free photos, videos, and music! Almost every media file found in our library is free for commercial use.
You can post your videos to Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, or wherever you'd like! Lumen5 is designed for business use, so you can monetize your videos or create videos on behalf of your clients and charge them for your service.
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How to identify Editorial mediaWe let you know when you're using editorial media in a few ways.
When you are viewing content in the media library, we give you a warning on hover.
We also add a tag displaying ED next to scenes that contain editorial content inside the creator:
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What is the copyright status of the media library?Our media library features millions of copyright-free and commercially-licensed photos, videos, and music! Much of our content is available for commercial use. When content is editorial only we will notify you in a few ways.
Some of our files require attribution, but rest assured that when this is necessary, Lumen5 will automaticalFew readers
My video has been flagged by Facebook, Instagram, or TikTokOur media library consists only music from the creative commons and licensed music from StoryBlocks, which have been pre-vetted by Google to ensure copyright-free status.
If you're curious to learn more about how and why these false positives happen, here's an example:
This is "Not As It Seems", a copyright-free track from Kevin MacLeod:
And here is "Better Repent", a copyrighted track from Sound CloudFew readers
A copyright claim has been made against my video on YouTubeYou have all the rights to use the tracks in our library, as they are copyright-free and commercially licensed. Social media sites use automated algorithms to detect copyright violations, and they are not fail-proof: on rare occasions, they flag videos by mistake. To dispute the claim for you, we can reach out to our contact at Storyblocks, which is the source for all our music tracks!
To dispute the claim, please provide the following to our support team via chat or email (mailto:[email protected]Few readers
Why are there watermarks on my video?If you're seeing a watermark on your video, don't worry! Watermarks appear in our video editor and media library, but once you render your video they will be removed.Few readers
Can I use third party content for my videos?We definitely recommend thoughtful precaution when working with third party content.
There are different types of content out there. News articles or industry events are great content sources that you can safely use. Facts, news stories, and public announcements are considered knowledge within the public domain, and can also be safely used! Reports of world news is an example where nobody owns the rights to something that's happening in the world, so there's no issue with using that content toFew readers
Why is there a Lumen5 logo at the end of my video?Videos created on the free Community plan will have a Lumen5 logo at the very end of the video that looks like this:
You can remove this Lumen5 branded outro by upgrading to one of our paid plans.Few readers
Why are there credits on my video?The Lumen5 media library consists of millions of free media files, but a small portion of them require the display of credits and attributions.
To help you steer clear of copyright woes, Lumen5 automatically generates required attributions when necessary and displays them in very small writing on the appropriate scene, to provide proper attribution without drawing attention away from your stunning video.Few readers
Adding credits to uploaded media filesYou can upload your own images, videos, or background music to use in your Lumen5 videos. If the media requires credit or attribution, you can enter that information when you're uploading the content. To do so, select the Add credits option under Attribution:
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Using Content from GettyGetty requires that content only be used according to their terms of service. Licensed material may be used:
Standalone with no other content
For pornographic, defamatory or unlawful purposes
For digital or analog products (ie. calendars, greeting cards)
If using Getty images of an individual to discuss sensitive, unflattering, or controversial subject, you must indicate that the person's likeness is for illustrative purpose. We recoFew readers