Ford Artist Agreement

For an explanation about what you are agreeing to, please visit the Ford Artist FAQ.

I. Introduction

In addition to the responsibilities and obligations set forth in this document, all other TurboSquid terms and policies still apply, including but not limited to, the Publishing Agreement.  Defined terms shall have the meaning set forth herein or as previously defined in the Publishing Agreement.

II. Definitions

Brand” refers to Ford Motor Company, the company that allows TurboSquid to disseminate Stock Media Products depicting its Objects under the Ford Motor Company License.

Object” means certain elements from reference imagery used to build a Stock Media Product. By way of example, if you use images of an automobile to direct the authorship of a Stock Media Product depicting the automobile, the Object is the automobile in the images.

III. Publishing Rules for Stock Media Products Depicting the Brand

a.  Accurate. The Stock Media Product is modeled with reasonable accuracy to the authentic appearance of the Object in reality. You may NOT modify or devise any confusing or dilutive use of any of the Brand’s branding or trade dress, including logos and any other distinctive feature.

b.  Identify. Identify the Object’s brand, product name, or manufacturer in at least the Stock Media Product (1) title and (2) tags.

c.  CAD Data. You may NOT improperly disclose or misappropriate any CAD data.

d.  Approval. TurboSquid may approve or reject the Stock Media Product or request that you modify the Stock Media Product. The Brand, through TurboSquid, has final, unilateral authority over whether the Stock Media Product may be published on TurboSquid. You may NOT circumvent the Site’s publisher screening to publish such Stock Media Products without approval.  The Brand, through TurboSquid, has the right in its sole discretion to revoke its approval of any Stock Media Product at any time.

e.  Damage. Any damage or damage animation depicted by the Stock Media Product must be realistic. You may NOT include any function in the Stock Media Product for the Object to catch fire or explode.

f.  No Pre-Release Concepts. You may NOT submit any Stock Media Product depicting a pre-release concept (i.e., before the Object becomes available to consumers of the Brand).

g.  Exclusive Distribution.  Any Stock Media Product related to the Brand must be disseminated exclusively on the Site.  You may NOT submit any Stock Media Product related to the Brand to any third-party site or post any Stock Media Product related to the Brand to any site under your control.

h.  No Dual Branded Products.  You may NOT submit any dual branded Stock Media Products (e.g., the “Shelby Mustang”).

i.  No General Collections.  Stock Media Product related to the Brand may NOT be sold as part of a collection of 3D cars or other models that are unrelated to the Brand.  A collection consistent entirely of 3D Models related to the Brand may be offered only if each Stock Media Product has been approved individually.

j.  Digital Rights Management.  Wherever feasible, Stock Media Product related to the Brand should include digital rights management technology, including encryption, rights signaling, and copy protection technology, to prevent the unlicensed reproduction, use, or copying of the model.

k.  Case by Case Approval. Sale of Stock Media Products related to the Brand may be subject to case-by-case approval.  The Brand, through TurboSquid, has the exclusive and unilateral right to approve or disapprove a specific sale of any Stock Media Products related to the Brand based on a purchaser’s stated use.

l.  Acknowledgment.  The trademarks FORD®, FORD SCRIPT®, FORD SCRIPT IN OVAL®, FORD OFFICIAL LICENSED PRODUCT® or trade dress of vehicles produced by Ford Motor Company are owned exclusively by Ford Motor Company. You acknowledge and agree that Ford Motor Company owns all right, title, and interest in and to the trademarks FORD®, FORD SCRIPT®, FORDSCRIPT IN OVAL®, FORD OFFICIAL LICENSED PRODUCT® or trade dress of vehicles produced by Ford Motor Company (collectively the “Ford Properties”). You further acknowledge and agree that you shall have no claim of ownership in the Ford Properties and shall not seek to enforce any right against Ford Motor Company or against any third party based on the Ford Properties in any forum for any purpose.

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