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Here is a plain English summary of our Free Media License Agreement. Please read the full license for more details.
Note: Check the image, music or video source. If the content comes from Pixabay please refer to the Pixabay License; if the content comes from Pexels, please refer to the Pexels License. All other free images, music and video files within Canva are covered by the license outlined on this page.
Respect the hard work of the photographers and keep these restrictions in mind.
This Free Media License Agreement governs the terms by which Users of Canva obtain the right to use Stock Media provided on the Canva platform.
Please note that a Canva Design that contains Stock Media licensed under the One Design Use License, Royalty Free License or other Free Media License may only be used in compliance with such License Agreement even if other Stock Media in the Canva Design has been licensed under the Free Media License Agreement. To obtain the right to use any Canva Design pursuant to the Free Media License Agreement, you must license all the Stock Media in your Design under the Free Media License.
Your failure to comply with the terms herein could result in legal proceedings and the immediate termination of your account.
Subject to the terms and conditions hereof, we hereby grant to you a perpetual, non-exclusive, non-transferable worldwide license to use the Free Stock Media for Permitted Uses (as defined below). Unless the activity or use is a Permitted Use, you cannot do it. All other rights in and to the Stock Media, including, without limitation, all copyright and other Intellectual Property Rights relating to the Free Stock Media, are retained by Canva and/or its Contributors as the case may be (unless otherwise indicated).
Subject to the restrictions described under Prohibited Uses below, the following are “Permitted Uses” of Canva designs that contain Free Stock Media:
In the event that you create a derivative work based on or incorporating the FreeStock Media, all rights in and to such Free Stock Media shall continue to be owned by Canva or its Contributor(s) (unless in the public domain), subject to your rights to use such Stock Media pursuant to the terms and limitations set forth herein.
All other rights in the Free Stock Media are expressly reserved by Canva for itself and its Contributors.
You may not do anything with the Stock Media that is not expressly permitted in the preceding section. For greater certainty, the following are “Prohibited Uses” and you may not: