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Copyright, Credit & Attribution
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 non-commercial? The best way to answer that is to ask yourself: "What is the purpose of my video?" If you're creating videos to sell
Can I use images from my article?
You sure can! Lumen5 intelligently and conveniently will pull in any relevant images from your article so you can easily add it to your video. When using any images from the article in your video, please make sure you are permitted to use those images in your video. You can also learn more about article images not being pulled properly.
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. Some of our files require attribution, but rest assured that when this is necessary, Lumen5 will automatically generate the credits and include them into your video.
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! 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. One consideration is that you are using **edito
My video has been flagged by Facebook, Instagram, or TikTok
In most cases, platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok should give you an option to "proceed" or "post anyway", and this is because they acknowledge that they often get a lot of false positives on their automated copyright detection. Rest assured, you're safe to post the video! Social platforms use automated algorithms to detect whether music sounds like other music, but they're often wrong. Our media library consists only music from the creative commons and licensed music from StoryBlo
How to identify Editorial media
We 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 ad an ED warning next to scenes that contain editorial content. !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/516299f152
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.
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. Reports of world news is an example where nobody owns the rights to something that's happening in the world. As as another example, if Facebook announces a new feature, it's a public an
Using Content from Getty
Getty requires that content only be used according to their terms of service. Licensed material may not 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 recommend adding this
Why is there a Lumen5 logo at the end of my video?
You can remove the Lumen5 branded outro by upgrading to one of our paid plans. Videos created on the Lumen5 Community Plan will have a Lumen5 logo at the very end of the video.
A copyright claim has been made against my video on YouTube
You 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! To dispute the claim, please provide the following to our support team via chat or email: The screenshot of the copyri
Adding credits to uploaded media files
You can upload your own photo or video, as well as your own music background. The attribution that you include here under "add credits" will appear in the video on the appropriate scene- in very small writing, so it doesn't distract from your stunning content. !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/63642c
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.