Emojipedia is not involved in the licensing of emoji images from any vendorslisted on this site.
Can emojis be used commercially. You cannot use our emoji brand icons for commercial merchandise or printed materials. This is why emoji may look different on different devices. Each of the above projects have different conditions for how they can be used online only print commercial etc.
Such as icons provided free by emojione for websites the link must be somewhere on the website but does not require a link on the specific page. Emojione license royalty free emoji icons. Use them in your apps.
Emojione for example provides a free license for commercial use with attribution. A free license requires attribution limits the emoji size to 128 128 and is not available for many commercial uses. Find an emoji set such as emojione that is free to use for your own personal or commercial purposes or pay to use a stock photo service such as fotllia.
For that you d need a license. To print an emoji on a promotional product or use it for commercial purposes you must first gain permission from the copyright holder for the exact version of the icon you d like to use. So the emoji that appear on your iphone or android keyboard are used under that set of legal arrangements.
What you can t necessarily do however is reproduce those emoji on a product. And whether there are specific terms for attribution or distribution. One of these emoji libraries will likely meet your needs.
Draw your own pile of poo emoji and use it as you see fit just be sure your emoji don t look like a blatant ripoff of someone else s. For commercial purposes they simply want an attribution but they are free to use. Emojione requires that commercial users provide a link to their website.
For example if you want to use apple s laughing emoji you ll want to reach out to apple s legal team to see how you can go about licensing the expression. The use of our emoji brand icons and designs is also strictly prohibited for commercial promotions activities or advertisement of any kind. A paid license costing between 99 and 999 opens up much more commercial options and increases the image size to 512 512.