Hi WAers;

I have a website that I may want to sell down the road. I bought most of the images on it from iStock, where I have a subscription. (It's just personal preference. I don't like to use free images.)

I contacted iStock to ask what would happen to the images under my license agreement if I sold the website. I wanted to know if they would need to be removed.

iStock responded by saying that they can stay on the website under my license, but the new owner has no rights to use them for anything else, unless they take out their own license subscription for them.

So, I'm assuming using them in social media marketing, for example, would be out of the question for the new owner. Unless, as iStock indicated, they took out their own license subscription for them.

Here's the question: Have any of you sold a website that contained paid for images? How did you handle the transfer and were there any special clauses about the use of the images?

Thanks,
Stella

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Stella2 Premium
Hi Patches;
Good to see you. I hope everything is going well. :-)

Yes, I would def research this well before I made any final decisions.

Also, just as a heads up. It's frowned on to drop your email and website in comments here. It's considered spam, except in specific cases where you might be illustrating a point to someone.
But you do have a place in your profile to add them if you want.

There's a whole list of spam rules for the platform, but you may not have seen them yet. Here's the link if you want to run over them: It's great to see you active again. If I can do anything to help, don't hesitate to contact me. I'm around most every day off and on.

Best to you,
Stella :-)
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Thanks for the info, Stella. No I haven't. I use free, or most often than not, take my own!

Have a safe weekend!

Jeff
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Triblu Premium
Hey Stella,

You need to go back to the image vendor and read their small print.

Am not a fan of the websites you mentioned due to their hiring the law firm that does nothing but sue website owners.

If you can obtain written authorization for selling your website with their images that you have purchased from them then due so, and provide a copy of their email to the person purchasing your website.

This way, if your website buyer ever receives a lawsuit in their mailbox, they will have the proof to stop it immediately.

Hope you find this helpful.
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Stella2 Premium
Thanks, I did read all of the agreement and then emailed them for confirmation of the arrangement, as I stated above.

What I'm asking is for people who have actually sold a site with paid images on it and did it involve a special clause of any kind. I take it you're saying you haven't done that?

This is all speculation, right?
Stella :-)
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Triblu Premium
Correct, I have not sold a website.

You could also check with flippa dot com to see if they have any tips like this.
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Stella2 Premium
Yes, that's a good idea. I will do some more research online for answers and examples, too.

Thanks,
Stella :-)
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ChristineDu1 Premium
I'm sorry, I don't know, but I am tagging along here, because I would also like to know the answer. :-)
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Off subject, but I like your new profile pic, Christine!

Jeff
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ChristineDu1 Premium
Thank you, Jeff! :-)
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JeffreyBrown Premium
You're very welcome!
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