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Dream-Theme says



P.P.S Yes Doru, we are aware of sara_p banners :P
Everyone is aware. We shouldn’t disturb a party! :D
well someone should do something! I’m not invited!

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Dream-Theme says



@fuelthemes, this is simple and straight and that’s why DMCA isn’t necessary. Without this restriction it would be impossible to run a marketplace with multiple authors contribution.

GPL is GPL. You either apply it or not. That’s how we upload our items. This is the promise given by Envato.

GPL stands for “General Public License”. ANY PHP CODE uploaded to THEMEFOREST is actually PUBLIC CODE.


imo, you are mixing objective legal issues with mythical in house rules. GPL is GPL, and restricting it is law infringement. Most awful is that those “in house rules” are being applied only to some of us (while do not to others).
Just because your item is GPL, it doesn’t mean envato is obliged to sell it. In fact, they can remove it at will, anytime and without giving you a reason.
Yes, there is a difference between removing an item due to internal policy and copyright infringement. If a 3rd party like Envato doesn’t tolerate similarities in code (between internal authors), that doesn’t mean violating GPL but may be called as violating spirit – like how it was pointed earlier. It is a violation only when action made through DMCA.

Why half of TF items was not removed then??

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Dream-Theme says

I don’t know about you guys, but I eager to hear official statements from Envato. Why some authors can do such things and others don’t?..

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Dream-Theme says

I cant speak for anyone else, but this kind of thing makes me wonder why I dont just follow suit and simply buy a theme from here, change a few bits here and there and then upload it to TF as my own

For last 1,5 years many DO :( Join the club…

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Dream-Theme says



Guys stop pretending that you do not know that authors are using other authors GPL code. That’s ridiculous. House rules? Meh. Nowadays on TF nobody’s giving to much of a fck even about using logos of famous companies (which is copyright infringement)! And you are talking about some rules…
EXACTLY. THANK YOU.
So the problem is just with trend? As long as it become a trend to copy / paste someone else’s code against internal rules, will that grant some rights? This is false assumption when it comes to copyrights especially with the addition of subjective areas like design similarities.

imo, you are mixing objective legal issues with mythical in house rules. GPL is GPL, and restricting it is law infringement. Most awful is that those “in house rules” are being applied only to some of us (while do not to others).

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Dream-Theme says

Anyway, is this thread really needs to stay public participation?

imo yes. until Envato will give official comments.

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Dream-Theme says


bll-fckn-sht (alas) :) You can find bits of Kriesi code even in very-very-very best sellers…

if this is true is not my fault that envato make a rule then ignore certain authors who break those rules as in the example bellow

But double standards are YOUR PROBLEM. Or will be, when applied to you ;)

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Dream-Theme says

Guys stop pretending that you do not know that authors are using other authors GPL code. That’s ridiculous.

House rules? Meh. Nowadays on TF nobody’s giving to much of a fck even about using logos of famous companies (which is copyright infringement)! And you are talking about some rules…

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Dream-Theme says

if you get gpl code (PHP) from other items here even if is gpl you CAN’T use it on this marketplace. Is an inhouse rule that have nothing to do with gpl.

it means you purchased his theme, looked at his code, took that part and modified it to suit your needs. The legal GPL mumbo jumbo won’t get you anywhere: this is not allowed by envato house rules for a good reason.

bll-fckn-sht (alas) :)

You can find bits of Kriesi code even in very-very-very best sellers…

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Dream-Theme says

ALL themes on ThemeForest uses are using someone else’s GPL code. 100%. Moreover you do not have to search long to find Kriesis code in other top selling items. Everybody knows that.

Envato, guys, are you nuts out there? You do not notice others GPL code in top sellers, but removed this guys theme. Double standards?

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