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Monetizing videos with Azure Maps in it

This is more a commercial question...

Am I allowed to create videos with Azure Maps in it and monetize them on YouTube for example?

I'll be doing this through my business account, using an Azure Maps account in my business Azure subscription. There's an Azure/TomTom copyright footer in Azure maps; I can leave that in of course.

To be clear: it's not about the data (polygons etc) that I'll be showing, that would be open source data, but it's about showing Azure Maps itself. I would think it is allowed, since I can also create commercial applications for customers with Azure Maps in it, but I want to be sure.

Thanks,
Jurgen

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Hello @JurgenKevelaers-0761 , thanks for asking and making sure you are using the product properly :). Did you try contacting Sales Team?

Contact Azure Sales - Pricing | Microsoft Azure

Thanks!


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Thanks for the quick reply, I'll try that.

Regards,
Jurgen

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asergaz avatar image asergaz JurgenKevelaers-0761 ·

Sure let us know the outcome. Thanks!

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rbrundritt answered JurgenKevelaers-0761 commented

This depends on what you are displaying. If you are displaying road maps, then having the maps copyrights appear is all that is needed. If displaying satellite/aerial imagery, things get a bit more complicated. The service license terms for Azure Maps are here: https://www.microsoft.com/licensing/terms/productoffering/MicrosoftAzure/MOSA#:~:text=linkid%3D874330.-,Azure,-Maps see the imagery section. If the imagery is from Airbus, there is some restrictions on where the users viewing the imagery can be located (Airbus doesn't let certain countries access their imagery). If the imagery is from someone else (Bing Maps provides additional imagery to Azure Maps from other providers such as Vexcel), the Bing Maps terms of use would apply: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/maps/product/enduserterms With those terms there is different restrictions if birds eye imagery is used. That said, I suspect your use case would fall under the Bing Maps Media & Broadcast terms as those cover video: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/maps/product/broadcast-terms

You can contact the licensing team at maplic@microsoft.com or sync with your legal counsel to ensure your interpretation of these license terms is correct.

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Thanks, that's helpful!

For now, I'm just intending to show road maps (the default view), with polygons based on open source data.

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IoTGirl avatar image IoTGirl JurgenKevelaers-0761 ·

Hi @JurgenKevelaers-0761,

I agree with both @asergaz and @rbrundritt that you should be asking the sales team this question. They will review your use case with you and know what license you need to have. I recommend reaching out to MapEMEA@Microsoft.com and providing them the full details of your use case and monetization strategy.

Sincerely,
IoTGirl

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Thanks everyone, I have reached out to EMEA with my use case.

Regards,
Jurgen

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