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That means you can use our content in advertising, marketing, apps, websites, social media, TV and film, presentations, newspapers, magazines and books, and product packaging, among hundreds of other uses. Adding an extended license lets you use our content in even more ways.

When do I need to add an extended license?

(only available with credits)

500,000+ printed copies

Physical products

Sharing files

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