Designs offered through the Silhouette Design Store are protected by copyright and are owned by Silhouette America®or its licensors. All digital designs are available for personal use. (See Section 4 of the Terms of Service) Some digital designs are also available for commercial use.
Commercial license options provide the ability to utilize the design within a commercialized setting so long as the design is not being redistributed in any digital file format. This means that commercial license owners are permitted to do the following:
- Use the design to create physical projects that are in turn sold
- Incorporate the design into a digitally created image that is used for the purpose of displaying the image commercially (e.g. part of an advertisement)
Commercial license owners may not in any way redistribute or sell files in any format containing the commercial license image. Commercial license options do not provide any rights to adjust files and then claim them as original creations, thus bypassing the original copyright holder's ownership and rights.
The royalty-free license fee is a flat, one-time payment for Unlimited commercial use of the individual design in question, according to the guidelines outlined above. We currently do not offer any option for unlimited commercial use of all Silhouette Design Store content.
For some limited-use commercial licenses purchased before January 2018, the following terms apply: Commercial License options may be available for 1) producing up to 100 units, 2) producing up to 1,000 units, and c) an unlimitedoption, which allows you to produce an unlimited number of units for commercial purposes.
For instance, if you plan to produce 50 scrapbook page kits using a design from the Silhouette Design Store, you would need to purchase the commercial license allowing "Up to 100" units. If you plan to produce 150 units, you would need to purchase the license type allowing "Up to 1,000". You may always upgrade your Commercial License to a higher level should you need to do so.
All Commercial License options include a personal use license and can freely be utilized for personal use as well. If a commercial license is unavailable for a design, that design is limited to personal use only. It is permissible for individuals to reproduce physical goods using personally licensed images for any individual, organization, or event, so long as it is not with the intent of re-sale purposes.