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Descript offers a rich library of premium stock media that you can be use in your compositions and projects. Once you import stock media, Descript will create a project file that can be referenced by any composition in your project.

 

Commercial use of integrated libraries

Descript includes a host of video, image, music and effects integrations, including content from stock media providers Unsplash and GIPHY. While using stock media to create in Descript, there are some things to keep in mind when using stock media on commercial projects:

  • Unsplash media is free to use and can be used for most commercial, personal projects, and for editorial use.
  • Any GIPHY gifs or stickers cannot be used commercially.
  • Other video, stock photos, stock illustrations, backgrounds, music, and sound fx may be included into works that you create including most commercial, personal and editorial use.

You can find additional information on the commercial use of stock media in our terms of use and those of each integrated library:

Avoid or resolve YouTube copyright strikes

If your Descript content contains stock media and you publish to YouTube, please fill out this form. It will prevent your videos from mistakenly being flagged for copyright claims or strikes. If YouTube has already flagged your content, don't worry; you can fill out the form to resolve the claim. Remember: this only applies to stock media intended for commercial use.


Limitation on use of trademark, logo, and copyrighted content

Please note that some stock media may include depictions of trademarks, logos, or other copyrighted material. This content may be protected by trademark or copyright law and should be used at your own risk.

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  • I selected a photo from unsplash but couldn't get it to appear in my scene. Clearing I'm missing a step...

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