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7.0 Legal Requirements

7.2 Logos, Trademarks & Intellectual Property

Logos & Trademarks

Logos, trademarks, company names, and product names are not acceptable and must be removed from all images uploaded to iStock. This includes logos or company brands accompanied by a property release, as we simply cannot control end use to the degree required in this area.

Not Acceptable

Acceptable

Derived Content

Illustrations, artwork, or 3D renders based on either photographs, artwork, or illustrations for which you do not own the original copyright and are not the artist (creator) are not acceptable.

NASA Imagery

Although NASA imagery is in the public domain and may be used as long as NASA is credited, we have our own set of restrictions on how these images may be used in iStock images. We want to foster creativity and protect our contributors and clients. Files which mainly feature unmodified NASA images, or slightly altered versions without a strong concept, will not be accepted. Using a NASA image (properly credited in the image description) as the basis for a strong new original composition may be accepted:

Not Acceptable

Acceptable

Electronic Device Interfaces (Computers, Smartphones, PDAs, etc.

Screen interfaces are identifiable to their respective manufacturers and must be removed from all images uploaded to iStock.

Not Acceptable

Acceptable

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