Are Map Resources Maps "Copyright Free"?
People often ask us if we sell "Copyright Free Maps".
We allow our users to put their own copyright notice (©) on the maps they make using our digital map files. So if you need maps for a book, web site, broadcast, or other media project which you need to copyright, you can go ahead and use our maps as part of your product, and still copyright the final product as your own work.
So the answer is "yes" - you can put your own copyright on maps you make using our maps.
The difference is that we do not - in the legal sense - "sell" the map to you. We provide you with a "license" to use our maps, and the license allows you to copyright the maps you make.
Our standard license agreement allows our customers to use the map in print, web, broadcast, movie, multi-media, and even some commercial product uses, for a single flat fee, which includes our standard Royalty Free License. Per-piece usage fees (royalties) are never due, for as long as you want to use the map. So you can use the map as if it was essentially a "copyright free map".
We use the licensing term "Royalty-Free" - to describe our license because it the standard legal term to mean that our license only requires a fixed payment for virtually unlimited use for a single customer, and never requires additional usage-based royalty payments for additional uses. This is distinct from "Rights Managed" licensing in which you pay different license fees for different uses, for example paying higher fees for larger print runs, for using the map on a cover, printing the map at a larger size, or if you use the same map again in additional uses (such as web, video, or broadcast, etc.) Our Royalty-Free license never requires you to pay such additional use fees.
Licensing graphic content is an important issue, and we have made it as easy for you as possible by offering a wide selection of royalty free maps online. You can use our maps is print, web, broadcast, multi-media, and even some for-sale commercial products for a single flat fee, which includes our standard Royalty Free License. Additional per-piece usage fees are not due, for as long as you want to use the map.
If you already use Adobe graphics products, you know that EPS files are invaluable for creating high quality, complex graphics that reproduce beautifully and always communicate the message you intend. If the time has come to start including world or local maps in the graphics, you need to find the content in a digital format that works with the tools you already rely on - An Adobe Illustrator map.
See our Collection of Royalty Free Maps
If you are looking for a Royalty Free map, you probably already know how important the right file format and editing features are. If you have to rely on clip art to create your graphics, you can run into problems. For example, you may find that you incur royalty penalties or copyright issues on the clip art that you choose. Even more important, it may be difficult to create the Royalty Free graphic that really captures everything you need to convey.
An Adobe Illustrator Royalty Free map can solve all of these problems. Royalty Free means you can use images throughout the world, and re-use the images without ever having to be concerned about royalties.
Each map area is a separate object, so you can select and edit the color fill to highlight specific geographic regions. Changing the font style and size of the text on our map is just as easy since all text is fully editable font text (not outlines). That means you can edit the layers of your digital maps to emphasize exactly the features you need.
If you need to show terrain we have a wide variety of terrain map images with details such as mountains and valleys. These images have the terrain as a background Photoshop image (300 dpi CMYK), and all the other maps features such as roads, rivers, and text in the Adobe Illustrator vector layers. The best of both worlds!
True Digital Editing Capabilities
With Royalty Free maps from Map Resources, you can be sure that you are able to create the detailed graphic that you need, with the easiest editing, the best display output, and the best possible resolution. The bottom line is that our vector format maps are the best for editing to make just the map you need.
Experience our advantage for yourself. Download our free stock map samples and see how they work on your own system.