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Licenses and use of content


The Site and its original content, features and functionality are owned by Void Visuals and are protected by international copyright. You are not allowed to use any of the content of Void Visuals for your projects or purposes without written permission by Minghao Xu.

All content by Void Visuals can be used for your creative projects, teaching and commercial purposes or at shows and events. The Licenses and fees depend on the kind of project and if it is commercially oriented or not. Each case and its kind of use will be handled individually. If your request for usage is serious and sincere, I will always try to find a way that is fair for both sides. Please read below for standard conditions and do not hesitate to contact me.

Personal use

You may view, download, and print pages from the website for your own personal use. For screenings of documentaries in a private context please purchase one of our DVDs in the webshop. No licenses are needed.

Non-commercial License

All licenses given by Void Visuals are one-time deals, meaning that there are no ongoing or recurring royalties. Depending on the project or frame of use the license grants you full permission and freedom of use within the agreed context. When the kind of use extends the agreed frame of context, a new license needs to be set up.

Non-commercial purposes include:
• usage in a study or academic context
• non-profit oriented teaching purposes
• small scale non-profit oriented shows or events
• other non-profit oriented projects

Non-commercial purposes does not include:
• indirect monetization through the usage
• promotional purposes where the result itself is not the product (ie. youtube-clips or brochures that advertise a product or brand)

Animations

For the non-commercial use of the Void Visuals animations there is a symbolic fee of 40€/video. This ensures me that people are serious about their request and purpose.

Images

For the non-commercial use of the Void Visuals images there is a symbolic fee of 5€/image. This ensures me that people are serious about their request and purpose.

All files will be delivered in a high-quality format. The licenses do not include extra services like editing, graphic works etc. If this kind of service is needed, please view the commission section.

Commercial License

All licenses given by Void Visuals are one-time deals, meaning that there are no ongoing or recurring royalties. Depending on the project or frame of use the license grants you full permission and freedom of use within the agreed context. When the kind of use extends the agreed frame of context, a new license needs to be set up.

Commercial purposes include:
• usage for a commercial project or product, material or digital
• usage for a free product, material or digital, that promotes a brand, organization or commercial project

Animations

For the commercial use of the Void Visuals animations there are different categories of use:

• Background for music clips
40€/minute used

• Short films and documentaries
100€/minute used

• Feature films and documentaries
200€/minute used

There are no exclusive licenses for the usage of animations. The video files will be delivered in a high-quality format. The licenses do not include extra services like editing, compositing etc. If this kind of service is needed, please view the commission section.

Images

For the commercial use of the Void Visuals images there are different categories of use:

• digital e.g. websites
80€/image for unlimited use within a certain project

• promotional print media e.g. brochures, booklets, magazines
150€/ image for unlimited use within a certain project

• commercial print media e.g. postcards, posters
250€/ image for unlimited use within a certain project

• cover art (only exclusive licenses)
Due to the recognition value of cover arts, I only provide exclusive-licenses for that purpose. Examples are Book, CD, DVD or Bluray cover arts.
500€/ image for unlimited use within a certain project


Images sold as exclusive licenses are not available anymore:

The image files will be delivered in a high-quality format. The licenses do not include extra services like graphic works etc. If this kind of service is needed, please view the commission section.

Before the publishing of any material or product in which content by Void Visuals has been used, Minghao Xu must have reviewed them and given written permission for the publication. You are not allowed to use content by Void Visuals in a unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or other harmful way.

Screening Licenses for documentaries

Due to different screening conditions, we provide following types of licenses:

• Non-commercial screening license
Screenings that serve neither directly nor indirectly commercial purposes, e.g. workgroups, circles etc.
35.00€ / screening (license fee is waived for orders of 5 or more DVDs at retail conditions)

• Semi commercial screening license
Small scale screenings (e.g. on donations) or for indirect commercial purposes (Advertising purposes, at events, as customer service, in connection with sale events, etc.)
60.00€ / screening (license fee is waived for orders of 10 or more DVDs at retail conditions)

• Commercial screenings license
Screenings for commercial purposes (cinemas, theaters, festivals etc.) at industry standards.
Please contact us for details.


For other or special kinds of usages please don't hesitate to contact me.