Yay to bells and whistles!
@ChapterThemes, lets not pretend you do not understand what I’m talking about. And also lets not hypothesize. There’s a strict rule:
For example you cannot use an Apple or McDonalds logo, even if you have recreated it, photographed it, or altered it.
@aleluja, @pixelentity I’m not talking about photos and risks to authors. I’m saying that reviewers are ignoring obvious copyright infringement when people are using [well known] companies logos on homepages of their theme demos.
Quality of items? Honoring rules and intellectual property?
I guess nobody give a f*ck to copyright infringement on ThemeForest these days… ok.
Recently I’m noticing more and more registered trademarks and logos in themes previews. But this is strictly prohibited: http://support.envato.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/112
The item must NOT include any brand names, logos or trademarks. – For example you cannot use an Apple or McDonalds logo, even if you have recreated it, photographed it, or altered it. You cannot use a photo of a watch if the brand name of the watch is legible.
I understand that reviewers cannot know which images are copiraghted. But guys, you really pretend that you do not know how Apple or Universal logo looks?
Why should conscientious authors put time and efforts in honoring Envatos requirements when many others do not?
Yay! I’m “ranked 2203rd for sales on ActiveDen” without having any single item there!!!
@Joost, @VF, I suppose there are some differences in culture and morals in our countries. To me such questions seems funny; but not funny to you. No big deal. Your serious faces and teachings are really needless.
@Joost, if you believe that this thread insults somebody somehow – please feel free to lock it.
@RubenBristian, @pezflash guys, I understand that he can do it and I’m totally fine with it. I just find this very funny and amusing that guy contacted author directly with this sort of question