I'm still quite new in this Digital World of Scrapbooking. I don't know about you but all these acronyms that keep popping up have gotten me a little confused. My opinion is that acronyms are being overused, call me old fashioned.
Anyway, I think I finally got the meaning of them and will try to explain as best I can. The articles I read about this confused me more than anything, so I will attempt to make it as simple as possible.
S4O = Scrap for Others
This means that you are allowed to use the items given or sold, to make scrapbooks for others free of charge or give the scrapbooks away as gifts. The items that you downloaded, either free or bought, cannot be given away or sold to anyone else. If someone would like to have those particular items, you must refer them to the site where they were offered, to either download them or buy them themselves.
S4H = Scrap for Hire
This means that your allowed to use the items given or sold, to make scrapbooks for those that are paying you to have them done. Again the items that you downloaded, either free or bought, cannot be given away
or sold to anyone else. If someone would like to have those particular items, you must refer them to the site where they were offered, to either download them or buy them themselves.
PU = Personal Use
This one's pretty simple, it is meant for your own personal use ONLY. Items cannot be given away or sold.
CU - Commercial Use (or now, some call it Professional Use)
These vary quite a bit and they usually come at a price. You will probably have to buy a license to make your scrapbooks, use the items for your blog page, in your store and also if you have any intentions of reselling them.
Always be sure to read the TOUs. I know this is sometimes a pain, because so many people have different rules that it gets to be confusing.
I really hope I have explained them simply enough and most of all, gave the right descriptions for all of them. If I have not described it properly, please don't hesitate to let me know. I have explained them as I understood them to be.
Remember, ALWAYS give credit to the person that you downloaded the items from. NEVER claim the items as your own. Give them thanks for taking the time to make these things for you.
POUR LES FRANCOPHONES - Si vous avez besoin la traduction de ce texte, informez moi et je serai très contente de le faire pour vous.
AND NOW, come and pick up my freebies in the post below.