When you upload a clip to Pond5, you are offering it for licensing to Pond5’s end-users, who will be able to use your work according to the terms of our Royalty-Free License.
You must be the copyright-owner or authorized representative of the owner for any audio you make available for licensing on Pond5. Generally, if you created the file, you are the copyright owner and are free to upload and market your work. If you are unsure whether you are the legal copyright-holder of a clip, don’t upload it.
Audio files must be wholly the work of the person submitting the file.
In the case of third-party sound effects or loops incorporated into a larger work, the seller must ensure that all elements of their composition are cleared for resale and for use in a commercial project.
If you’re using third-party loops, make sure that you know your rights and whether or not you can incorporate the work into your stock files before you upload.
For royalty-free loops available through audio-manipulation programs, as long as the loops are overlaid with other content and there’s a majority of original content in the track, there should be no problem incorporating them into your files.
If you’re interested in finding out more about copyright, or in registering your work with the US copyright office (this is not necessary, but it can afford you additional legal protections), you can take a look at their website at www.copyright.gov.
Note: We do not accept any content which has been submitted to digital rights management services such as GoDigital. These services block distribution via online platforms like YouTube, and therefore conflict with our end-user License Agreement.
For more information, contact our Customer Support at firstname.lastname@example.org.