I`m new to the Business World, but I like to play safe when it comes to the law. Ok, this is my question. Last March I bought a software called "Art Explosion" which contains about 800,000 images and created by Nova Development Corporation. I intend to use some of the images in this software to create a website webpages for my business. Although the Licence Agreement said in the Use of Content part that:
" You may use the clip art and all other content ("Content") included in the software only to create presentations, publication, pages for the World Wide Web and intranets, and products (collectively, "works"). It went on to say that: "You may not use the content for any other purpose whatsoever. For example and without limitation, you may not : (i) permit any other party to use any content unless it is use in a work; (ii) sell or distribute (commercially or otherwise) the content as a stand alone image or clip art, or in a graphics catalogs, design books, compilations, collections, templates, stock engravings or the like; or (iii) distribute or make available electronic copies of the content to third parties in any manner, including without limitation, via the internet, on any tangible media or by broadcast, that is intend or designed to enable the third party to copy the content for its own use."
I understood from this part of the agreement that I may used the content of the software to develop webpages for my website as long as it is used in my personal work (or it is not used as a stand alone). And also that, as long as I don`t distribute, or allow a third party to use or distribute the software or its content as their own clip art or images (like stand alone or duplication) as their properties.
I wish that someone familiar with this software or other softwares` Licence Agreement to give me more clearification on this matter because I sent e-mails to the Nova Development Company, but they never replied. And I want to make sure that I`m not taking any risk using this software to develop webpages for my business (specialized in the advertisement of other businesses services and products) website.
Million of thanks to all of you who show concern to this matter.