You’ve likely come across the phrase “royalty-free”. You may have seen it on music, stock photos, or any other kind of art. But what does royalty-free mean?
Businesses that use image or music licenses regularly will come across the phrase. Content creators and professionals that use video editing will also see the phrase displayed. Unfortunately, sometimes a professional or even a business will make the wrong assumptions about what royalty-free means.
There are more intricacies to copyright law than you may imagine. Small businesses often have a difficult time navigating copyright limitations. But following copyright law is important if you want to avoid disastrous legal battles. So, let’s go over the royalty-free descriptor and what you need to know about it.
After we go over what exactly royalty-free means, we will cover the related terms you should be aware of.