I am trying to determine whether I can purchase and use Shutterstock images for commercial use. I will not be reselling the image but I cant see where on the site it specifically says whether I can use it for commercial use.
For example can I purchase images of cars and use them to publish a book based on cars which I generate revenue from?
I have just found this in the terms, I certainly dont intend to publish more than 250,000 so reusing the images in a book which is then sold should be fine?
As part of editorial or advertising copy in magazines, newspapers, books, book covers, textbooks, editorials and directories provided that the print or manufacturing run(s) of such magazines, newspapers, books , book covers, textbooks, editorials and directories does not exceed two hundred fifty thousand (250,000) copies in the aggregate
Probably it woldn't be a problem. Most users will never reach that number of copies. I've used them a lot of times without problems.