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EDIT 5/16/2013: In a move to simplify my Terms of Use and make my stock more accessible, I have decided to adopt a Creative Commons License - Attribution 3.0 Unported.

You are free:

:bulletblue: to Share — to copy, distribute and transmit my work

:bulletblue: to Remix — to adapt my work

:bulletblue: to make commercial use of my work

Under the following conditions:

:bulletblue: Attribution — You must attribute the work in the manner specified by me (but not in any way that suggests that I endorse you or your use of the work).

More specifically, you are required to credit and link back to me every time my stock is used, preferably also with a credit link back to my own website for free stock photos at www.freestock.ca. It has become my life and blood these days, and I hope you can appreciate the sentiment as a fellow artist. Some of my older photos aren't there because of quality issues, but you can use the search engine with relevant keywords to find a specific photo (if not you can still credit the image from my dA account).

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That is all concerning my newly revised Stock Rules. Thank you kindly for the support, your feedback has been very helpful when I asked you about the possibility of switching to Creative Commons :) In the end I hope it will make life easier for you to read less rules, while encouraging a little more fair use and artistic merit by including credits. And yes, this also means you are free to use my stock in premade backgrounds! =D

Regards,

Nicolas Raymond

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:iconamarantheans:
Amarantheans Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015
Thanks for offering this beautiful stock. I was able to use it for a contest here on DA

Used and given credit here... Dinomanip by Amarantheans
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EvelynnGraceDoodles Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
Would it be alright to use some of your stock for a book cover? With due credit to you, of course.
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somadjinn Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Professional Photographer
Yes, credit in my name will do :) Would prefer a general link to my own website for free stock photos at freestock.ca instead of my dA account
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EvelynnGraceDoodles Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
Okay sweet! Thank you so much! :D
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BloodOrangeMasago Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Hello, I'm trying to raise enough money to remodel my kitchen and I was wondering if I could use your stock as a direct reference for a painting or drawing to sell on etsy?
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somadjinn Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Professional Photographer
Sure as long as you can credit and link back to me in the item description for example. Would prefer if you could link to the same equivalent image(s) on my website freestock.ca
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RedMESSArt Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome. Understood and thank you.
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somadjinn Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Professional Photographer
Welcome :)
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takmaj Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
and how about using it as a reference to a painting? also ok?
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somadjinn Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
That's fine if you can credit me somewhere (and a link to my website preferable, freestock.ca). Does not have to be on the painting itself, but maybe include it in an online description of the painting.
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LordReserei Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Would like to say thank you for your stock images. I used "Jersey X - Exclusive HDR" as a background for one of songs and credited as well as linked back accordingly. youtu.be/c47J12vmi-E
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somadjinn Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Photographer
Wonderful, thanks for letting me know :)
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SangueBom Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
tks tks tks \o/ \o/ \o/
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somadjinn Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
=D
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RunLikeHell04 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Hello, I'm sorry If you have already answered this question, but do you mind if I were to use one of your designs in a background for a drawing? I would be sure to give credit of course

Thank you :)
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somadjinn Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
Hi there, that sounds fine :) I would prefer it though if you could credit my own website for free stock photos: www.freestock.ca
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RunLikeHell04 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Certainly! I will do that :)
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:iconrascallpeanutt:
RascallPeanutt Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Would you care if I traced one of your stock images? ([link]
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RascallPeanutt Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Sorry, the link didn't work. It's supposed to go to your biohazard sephia stock image.
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somadjinn Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Photographer
The biohazard symbol itself is public domain, so you don't really need my permission to trace it, I just created the texture on that one. But if you're just looking for the shape, you can find a free vector version of the biohazard symbol at [link]
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RascallPeanutt Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh. Duh. Well, I don't need it anymore. I found some brushes. XD Thanks, though.
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TheSnowPiano Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, I was just wondering if I could use your stock in a manipulation outside of the site. I will put credit on the image?
Thank you
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somadjinn Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Photographer
Yes you can as long as you credit and link back to me, preferably my own website for free stock photos: www.freestock.ca
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TheSnowPiano Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok thank you!
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Kuritsutei Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
What are your rules concerning refrencing? IE, just looking and at the image, but not specifically using it?
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somadjinn Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
Depends really on how much the reference looks like compared to my photo. But you can reference all you want for free if you're able to include a credit link back to me :)
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Kuritsutei Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It's just a little, how the nose bridge looks on a gas mask. It's for a pic that I might use for my icon. If that's an issue, I'll just submit it as art.
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somadjinn Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
Oh ok, that sounds fine then
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ThunderingMidnight Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for making things easy to understand and easy to use. :) I will most defiantly support your wishes. :)
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somadjinn Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
Welcome, thanks for your support :)
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ThunderingMidnight Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
My Pleasure. :)
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vamp1967 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Oh goody! I can use for pre made backgrounds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for making it easy to use. I think it is fantastic rules and more people should do the same thing in DA. I am new to digital art but I avoid people with rules that don't let you sell inside DA or outside DA, people who don't let you post outside DA, people who don't like you to use for pre mades, people who chase others for art theft, people who complain all the time about others who used their stock and people who have no rules.
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somadjinn Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
Welcome, I hope it opens the door for fellow deviants wanting to create premade backgrounds =D For a long time, I had my reservations about that because of how much money people might stand to gain, but as you similarly stated in your stock account, a credit link back has some "exposure value" which tends to grow in relation to how popular the premade turns out to be. So now I see it more like a win-win situation :)
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vamp1967 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
I really am glad I met you! Thanks for checking out my stock rules. They are long and I wonder if it might make people afraid to use my stock when all I really wanted to do was make it possible to use the stock in every kind of art work. Every rule I explained was what has happened to me since I started to do digital art so I wanted to run against the grain of most stock rules and say yes do everything with this stock....with yes, yes, yes....instead of don't do this and don't do that. :)
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somadjinn Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
As I was revising my Stock Rules today for the move to Creative Commons, the thought occurred to me I might create another journal entry for FAQs to work out all the finer details. Maybe that would help :)
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vamp1967 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Yes that is what I did. I was afraid it was to long winded but it really helps to know what can be done with it and then I think everyone benefits from it.
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geert1969 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Hi Nicolas,

I used your Under Construction background to make another picture to use on my website.
Is that OK with you?
How can I send the picture to you, so you can see it and give your approval. My site is a non-commercial site about space flight history.

Greetz,

Geert De Vylder
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somadjinn Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
Hi Geert,

That sounds fine, are you able to include a link to my website somewhere on your website? It's www.freestock.ca

Regards,

Nicolas
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geert1969 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Hi Nicolas,

Sure I can and will that.
Would you like to see the picture?

Greetz,

Geert
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somadjinn Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks Geert, you're welcome to show me your picture via somadjinn@gmail.com :)
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MonsieurArtiste Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Can I use one of your stocks (the Philippine grunge flag) for a Keep Calm And Carry On poster?
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somadjinn Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
Hi there, sorry for the delay. My answer depends really on what you plan to do with the poster
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The-13th-Doctor Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, I'm currently working on a short film for a Neil Gaiman/Blackberry project. Myself and my colleague are making the May Tale: [link]

Basically, I wondered if it was ok to use your Roman Tunisian Mosaic Stock to be an image on the piece of junk mail telling the main character that she's the new head of the Holy Roman Empire. The image will only be shown on screen for a very short time. I know it's incredibly short notice but we're needing to print the material tonight for shooting. You will of course be credited.
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somadjinn Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
The link you gave me doesn't work, but sounds fine the way you want to use the image. Can I ask that you credit my own website for free stock photos instead of dA? It's www.freestock.ca
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The-13th-Doctor Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course that's no problem. :) Thank you very much.

That's strange about the link not working but if you wanted to know more about it, just google 'Neil Gaiman Calendar of Tales'. And I'll link the video to you to have a look when it's up.
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MiriMina Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Hello:D
I wanted to know if you allow it like this?:
[IMG][link]
Because this background would be perfect for my (selfdrawn;)) horse^^
first I wantet to draw the background too
(here: [IMG][link] )
but it was tooo difficult:( and I really want to post my horse:D
and than I though maybe I can do something with the photo but Im not good at Photomanipulations.... please say yes:D
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somadjinn Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
That sounds fine if you're not reselling the photo and can include a credit to me
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MiriMina Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Yay thank you sooo much:hug: Im soo happy
Is dA print allowed?:) or not or selling for points?
if not I wont do that!:D
Thanks again:huggle:
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somadjinn Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Welcome, and it's ok for prints inside deviantART
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MiriMina Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
okay thankie^^
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