What happens to images on a sold website?
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?