What’s happen if I link a site of an existing client that uses our theme, for demo purposes and with his agreement? Am I allowed to do so ?
Hi pixelgrade! We would not recommend linking to a client version of your site for several reasons. You might not be in control of it, It could break, and it could get removed at any moment in time without you knowing (until someone points it out to you). Additionally, if you ever add new features/functionality, you would want to display those things and not rely on your client.
Furthermore, and as per the ThemeForest upload page, it states below the Demo field: “Link to a live preview on your own hosting (i.e. http://my-site.com/demo/)."
Hope this answers your question!
can pictures of celebrities be used in the preview if it has the appropriate license? (such as Attribution 3.0 unported)
As some have already attested to, no, this is not allowed. Keeps things really simple, consistent and as fair as possible:
I don’t get the part about Social Icons, what’s with that 20% of our own work? Can’t we use free social icons pack now?
Example:If you want to release an icon pack on GraphicRiver, there needs to be at least 20% of your own original icons (pencil, globe, envelope,...), the rest can be social (twitter, facebook,...) icons. In other words, you can’t release a pure, social only, icon pack.
Bingo! Exactly right, freshface, thanks, buddy!
So to answer the other remaining part of the original question from purethemes, yes, you are still permitted to use “free social (media) icon packs” in site templates / themes etc… Just always check the usage rights regarding use and redistribution.
The 20% rule applies to GraphicRiver when creating and selling your own social media icon sets.
Hope this clarifies.
Great questions, everyone, please keep them coming! We’d love to improve our documentation/examples if there’s anything in there that’s not clear or not covered.
Well, I have read it all but still… to be 100% sure: can I use for a item name ”...Google Maps”? (it’s factual, descriptive, so it should be allowed; or not?)
Hi greenline! You’re exactly right: A CodeCanyon item called “Responsive Styled Google Maps – Wordpress Plugin” is a great example of how a trademark can be used in an item title as it’s factual and descriptive.
Hello all! Just a quick note to say that we’ve just refreshed some of our Intellectual Property resources so if you’ve not seen them recently, you might like to take a look. Note that Helen mentions that further clarifications and improvements are imminent and we’ll keep you posted with developments.
Oh, I love the mouse pad and the car of course Is this your US office or the old days of Envato?
Hi, Iman! I believe it’s Cyan’s father’s garage! It’s where Collis and Cyan started out with ActiveDen (formerly FlashDen). I believe that’s Cyan with her back to us in the photo, Jun and Vahid in the foreground, and our original Ruby Dev, Ryan, coding away in the blue shirt. There’s another developer right at the back in a white shirt, but I’m getting old, I may have forgotten his name (Marcus, I think)! Collis may have taken the photo which is why he’s not in there. I can’t get over how young Vahid looks! Good spot with the mousepad, ha!