Content Usage Policy

Shure Incorporated (“Shure”) has adopted this Content Usage Policy which sets forth the guidelines for use of content in relation to Shure’s product Customization Process. All users must comply with this Policy, and by using Shure’s Customization Process, each such user agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions contained within this Policy. Prior to uploading any content for use in Shure’s Customization Process, each user must read and agree to Shure’s Terms of Service.

Questionable Material & Prohibited Content

All content being used in connection with the Shure Customization Process will be evaluated by Shure, and Shure will make the final decision, in its discretion, as to whether user-submitted content is permissible or prohibited. Shure will determine, in its sole and absolute discretion, whether your content is in compliance with this Content Usage Policy.

Below are some general types of content that are prohibited by Shure’s Content Usage Policy.

General Guidelines for Prohibited Content

The examples outlined above are not an exhaustive list of prohibited materials, but are provided as a general guideline to assist you in selecting materials to provide during Shure’s Customization Process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Shure, Incorporated own the rights to my content?

No, you own the rights in your content, but per the Terms of Service, you are granting Shure a non-exclusive license to your content in order that it may be used as part of the Shure Customization Process. For more information on the license you grant to Shure please review the Terms of Service.

If it does not have a copyright notice, is it ok to use?

No. Almost all works are protected by copyright, even if they do not have a copyright notice. Therefore, you should assume that you need to obtain permission to use any material that you did not create.

Is it ok to use an image I found on the Internet?

No. Simply because an image is found on the Internet does not mean that it is in the public domain or available for your use without permission. You should assume that you cannot use the work unless the actual author of the work has explicitly granted you a license to use the work. Further, a person who posts an image on the Internet and claims that you are free to use it may not have had the right to post the image in the first place. Thus, your use of the image may violate the rights of the actual copyright owner. The safest route is to use an image that you created – since you are the author, you should have the necessary rights.

If I took a photograph of a celebrity or a company logo can I use it to customize my microphone?

No. Simply taking a photo of a person, company, brand, or logo does not afford you the right to use that image further. There are two distinct intellectual property rights in a photograph: (1) the rights in the photograph itself and (2) the rights in the subject of the photograph, such as the product, trademark or person shown in it. For example, if you take a photograph of Madonna, you only own the rights to the photograph, but not the right to use the photo to create further products.

I am using Clip Art, is it ok?

Most clip art, photo collections, or graphic programs contain a license agreement. The license agreement sets forth the specific permissible uses for the clip art. In most instances the license does not grant you the right to use the clip art on products or merchandise. You should consult the license agreement and your attorney to determine whether you can use the clip art images for the Shure Customization Process.