Sound Effects Licenses

 

Our SFX Licenses have you covered for all of your sound effects needs, from your animated videos to your next major video game title! Our  Sound Effects (Single Use) License  lets you use a sound effect in one End Product (as the name of the license suggests!), but with our  Sound Effects (Multi-Use) License  you can use the sound effect in an unlimited number of end products and with different clients.


 Single UseMulti-Use
Number of end products 1 Unlimited
Number of clients 1 Unlimited
Use in an end product that’s sold yes yes
Broadcast & film use yes yes
On-demand products/services
(e.g. "made to order" or "create your own" apps and sites)
One license per each customized end product no
Use in stock items/templates no no

Single Use License

  1. The SFX (Single Use) License grants you, the purchaser, an ongoing, non-exclusive, commercial, worldwide license to make use of the sound effect (Item) you have selected, on the following terms.
  2. You are licensed to use the Item to create one single End Product that incorporates the Item as well as other things, so that it is larger in scope and different in nature than the Item.

Examples of End Products: apps, games, podcasts, websites, live performances, videos, DVDs, films, TV shows and advertisements.

  1. The license includes the right to utilize the Item through communication to the public (performance), broadcast, display, distribution, and reproduction. Read on for things that you can’t do with the Item.

Free or commercial, monetized or not, for-profit or not-for-profit – we don’t mind as long as it’s one single End Product.

  1. You can create the End Product for yourself or for one client. If you create the End Product for a client, then this license is transferred to your client with the End Product (and you may no longer make use of the Item).
  2. You can make any number of copies of the single End Product. You can distribute the single End Product through multiple media, and you can make it available online or broadcast it to an unlimited number of viewers.
  3. You can modify or manipulate the Item, or combine the Item with other works, to suit your End Product. The resulting works based on the Item are subject to the terms of this license. You cannot claim ownership to the Item, whether it’s in original form or altered under this clause. You can do the things allowed in this clause as long as the End Product you then create is one that’s permitted under clause 2.

Examples: you can edit or loop or stretch a sound effect to suit your project. See clause 16 for more information about ownership rights in the Item.

  1. Although this is a “single application” license, under one license you may make allowed variations of an End Product

Examples of allowed variations: “cut down” versions of a single film trailer or advertisement; language translations of a single video.

  1. This is a “single application” license for one single End Product, so you will need a separate license for each different End Product.
  2. You can’t re-distribute the Item as a sound effect, as stock, in a tool or template, or with source files. You can’t do this with an Item either on its own or bundled with other items, even if you modify the Item. You also can’t re-distribute the Item as-is or with superficial modifications.

Examples: You can’t license a number of sound effects and distribute/resell them on CD or as part of an SFX pack or sample library. You can’t license a sound effect and distribute/resell it as a ringtone.

  1. You can’t use the Item in any application allowing an end user to customize a digital or physical product to their specific needs, such as an “on demand”, “made to order” or “build it yourself” application. You can use the Item in this way only if you purchase a separate license for each final product incorporating the Item that is created using the application.

Examples of “on demand”, “made to order” or “build it yourself” applications: online video or animation rendering services, “create your own” slideshow apps, and e-card generators. You will need one license for each product created by a customer, or  contact us  to discuss.

  1. You must not permit an end user to extract the Item and use it separately from the End Product.
  2. You can’t claim trademark or service mark rights over the Item within the End Product.
  3. You can only use the Item for lawful purposes. Also, you can’t use Item in connection with defamatory, obscene or demeaning material, or in connection with sensitive subjects.
  4. You must not use the Item in violation of any export laws that apply to you.
  5. This license can be terminated if you breach it and don’t remedy the breach. If termination happens, you must stop using the Item, which includes no longer making copies of or distributing the End Product until you remove the Item from it.
  6. Sound Berries retains ownership of the Item but grants you the license on these terms. You can’t claim ownership of the Item, even if modified under clause 6, for example through content identification systems.

Example: if you use a sound effect in your video, you can’t claim rights to the sound effect (eg through applying “ContentID” or similar systems to the audio).


 

Multi-Use License

  1. The SFX (Multi-Use) License grants you, the purchaser, an ongoing, non-exclusive, commercial, worldwide license to make use of the sound effect (Item) you have selected, on the following terms.
  2. You are licensed to use the Item to create multiple End Products that incorporate the Item as well as other things, so that each End Product is larger in scope and different in nature than the Item.

Examples of End Products: apps, games, podcasts, websites, live performances, videos, DVDs, films, TV shows and advertisements.

  1. The license includes the right to utilize the Item through communication to the public (performance), broadcast, display, distribution, and reproduction. Read on for things that you can’t do with the Item.

Free or commercial, monetized or not, for-profit or not-for-profit – you can create as many End Products as you like.

  1. You can create End Products for yourself or for your clients. If you create an End Product for a client, then this license is sub-licensed to your client only for use in that specific End Product.

This means that your client can use the Item within the End Product on these license terms. But your client cannot extract or use the Item separate from the End Product! You are responsible for making sure that your client is aware of this, and these license terms.

  1. You can make any number of copies of each End Product. You can distribute an End Product through multiple media, and you can broadcast it or make it available online to an unlimited number of viewers.
  2. You can modify or manipulate the Item, or combine the Item with other works, to suit each End Product. The resulting works based on the Item are subject to the terms of this license. You cannot claim ownership to the Item, whether it’s in original form or altered under this clause. You can do the things allowed in this clause as long as each End Product you then create is one that’s permitted under clause 2.

Examples: you can edit or loop or stretch a sound effect to suit your project. See clause 15 for more information about ownership rights in the Item.

  1. You can’t re-distribute the Item as a sound effect, as stock, in a tool or template, or with source files. You can’t do this with an Item either on its own or bundled with other items, even if you modify the Item. You also can’t re-distribute the Item as-is or with superficial modifications.

Examples: You can’t license a number of sound effects and distribute/resell them on CD or as part of an SFX pack or sample library. You can’t license a sound effect and distribute/resell it as a ringtone.

  1. You can’t use the Item in any application allowing an end user to customize a digital or physical product to their specific needs, such as an “on demand”, “made to order” or “build it yourself” application. You can use the Item in this way only if you purchase a separate single-use license for each final product incorporating the Item that is created using the application. This multi-use license is not intended for this type of use.

Examples of “on demand”, “made to order” or “build it yourself” applications: online video or animation rendering services, “create your own” slideshow apps, and e-card generators. You would need one single-use license for each product created by a customer, or  contact us  to discuss.

  1. You must not permit an end user to extract the Item and use it separately from an End Product.
  2. You can’t claim trademark or service mark rights over the Item within an End Product.
  3. You can only use the Item for lawful purposes. Also, you can’t use Item in connection with defamatory, obscene or demeaning material, or in connection with sensitive subjects.
  4. You must not use the Item in violation of any export laws that apply to you.
  5. This license applies in conjunction with the Sound Berries Terms for your use of the Sound Berries. If there is an inconsistency between this license and the Sound Berries Terms, this license will apply to the extent necessary to resolve the inconsistency.
  6. This license can be terminated if you breach it and don’t remedy the breach. If termination happens, you must stop using the Item, which includes no longer making copies of or distributing End Products until you remove the Item from them. This license can also be terminated for only the End Products to which a breach relates (rather than all End Products). In this case, this clause applies only to those End Products.
  7. Sound Berries retains ownership of the Item but grants you the license on these terms. You can’t claim ownership of the Item, even if modified under clause 6, for example through content identification systems.

Example: if you use a sound effect in your video, you can’t claim rights to the sound effect (eg through applying “ContentID” or similar systems to the audio).

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