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: You may submit your content to ContentID Distributors, but as outlined in number 6, letter d of our contributor agreement: “You may not take any action on or with respect to YouTube, Vimeo (or other networks that allow for the so-called “claiming” or “monetization of content”) that would interfere with the ability of Content Users to monetize or collect revenue from any such network with respect to their works.”
For more information, contact our Customer Support at firstname.lastname@example.org.