I am looking to buy some after effects project files from video hive to use in all of my YouTube videos moving forward, however the licensing language seems unclear on whether there is a limit to the number of uses. I’m also not sure which license I would need as my videos contain adverts.
lol, is there anything more finite to refer to as the help guides are painfully non-specific. I’ve contacted a seller and they’re saying that I would have to purchase a license each time I used their content in a video, which to me seems a little fishy especially just for an intro graphic on a YouTube video.
If the intro video is part of the same series then licensing is a little different.
To be considered a series, all things in the series (eg episode, edition) must be connected, and be released within 1 year of the first installment. There is also a maximum of 52 episodes or editions within the series.
Example: A 12 episode TV series that starts in December and ends in July would only require a single license. A YouTube series that releases an episode every week (52 total) would only need to purchase a license once every year. A magazine that releases an edition every other month would need to purchase a license once every year.
I find the License FAQs to be very good, actually. I cannot give you a definitive answer to your question as the information you gave was not sufficient, hence the “most probably” part.
If your videos all belong to the same series, one license is enough. As all your videos are on the same Youtube channel, this is a strong indicator that they belong to one series.
However, as this is legal stuff, it is hard to give a strict yes or no with the information at hand. I forwarded you to the License FAQs, and especially the part about the single application. You should be able to tell if your use case falls in that scenario or not.
If you are still unsure, the best option is to contact Envato Support and describe them exactly how and where you use the items and they will be able to give you a definite answer that I am unable to give (as I am not Envato staff, unlike KingDog who also gave great information regarding the single application part I was talking about).
Here you can contact support:
With the information at hand, I stay by my words: A single regular license is most probably fine for you.