As one individual making their first film (Pond5 single seat requirement met for the Standard License or now the Individual License) I have purchased stock footage from Pond5 over the last 5+ years and want to cover my bases if I sell the film and or secure distribution. However, I’ve recently heard “distribution limits” “no resale” “no transferring” associated with using footage under a Pond5 Standard or Individual License. I’ve read the license over and over without finding these limitations, I contacted Pond5 - but they cannot give legal advice. I contacted a lawyer who apparently does not guarantee their advice. I didn’t budget (cannot afford) the extra $300 per clip for an Extended License, plus purchased footage before it existed.
Has anyone had any experience using Pond5 stock footage in a film and then had problems after selling it?
Thanks for any guidance.