First of all, I understand that collaboration agreement should be based on mutual trust. But here is a scenario, In collaboration of a designer and a coder on ThemeForest, designer is secured in a way that he/she can submit a request to Envato to takedown coded design uploaded through coder’s account.
Now AFTER collaboration agreement through email. If designer disappear altogether or he/she simply don’t allow coder to upload the coded item unless some conditions are met (provided no such conditions were imposed before making the agreement previously).
At this step, coder is vulnerable to any type of blackmailing from designer’s end.
My question is, how a coder can secure himself from such situation? As I don’t feel Envato will entertain screenshot’s of email agreement.
I wanted to know what system different authors use for calculating partners commission at month’s end. Currently, I’m calculating manually. But if I’ve collaborated with a lot of authors, manual process seemed cumbersome.
1: I’ve no team mate. However, I’ve worked on a WordPress theme in collaboration with another author (designer). I like one of his template here on TF and I myself contacted him, offering to convert his tumblr template to WordPress theme.
2: Be honest with others in dealing, but always protect your interest. During my collaboration, we both decided the terms of collaboration and then I started coding the WordPress theme. After one month, when I’ve done coding and was ready to submit the theme. My fellow author (designer) raised some concerns regarding copyright of his work and he stopped me to submit the WordPress theme until his concerns are answered by Envato support center.
As logically if he had such concerns, all such issues should’ve been discussed by him before allowing me to start working on this project, I also got worried. Because if my fellow author (being original designer) doesn’t allow me to upload the WordPress theme, all my work of one month is going to waste. But fortunately, it went out just fine.
3: Some authors sign a digital contract, but I’d relied only on email records.
4: Simple email for communication
5: I uploaded WordPress theme from my account. So, no issue of sharing account.
+1 I’ve the same question. I’m in doubt as I’ve seen some themes which apparently do not use any widget area, even for wooCommerce widgets (provided it supports wooCommerce) e.g. Lobo WordPress theme.
I just saw this option on WordPress item page just above ‘Purchase’ button. Does it related to Envato studio or theme’s author can provide this service.
Yeah, but I wanna know if any author has faced any kind of soft/hard rejection based on this issue.