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bitfade says

@Bitfade – I think with GPL theme copycats, if it was on a major marketplace we’d look to speak to the operators of the marketplace and make the case that its a bit unsavoury – even if it is legal. However if its just a random site onselling GPL themes, I think any author who chooses that license needs to understand they are accepting that this is a completely legal thing to do.

I was talking about envato in house rules: when author reports a copycat of his own work being accepted on TF, you do require a DMCA from him before taking any action.

So my question was: how you’re going to handle GPL theme copycat reports on themeforest

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Gareth_Gillman says

Innocent question: What’s the point of WooThemes joining the board? They are not bringing traffic to the site (instead, they are getting traffic). They are not giving special prices and from what it looks, you don’t get the help desk support that they provide (since you didn’t buy from their site), their items doesn’t look like they are off to a good start (maybe people are buying from their main site) and it’s quite expected that this idea is going to cause a controversy. Business deals are great, but I can hardly see any gains in this one.

In fact you do, if you buy from TF, create an account at Woothemes (it’s free) and then there is a button to add a TF license key, which will give you access to their support system.

It’s published here

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Japh Staff says

I got that the 100% GPL License & Exclusivity aren’t tied together already yesterday. Now the hypothetical part… If I were to release a GPL WordPress Theme from this account and started a company with my good friend. Now my friend wants to use the theme I am selling here for a client. He/She buys the theme and is also now offering this theme for sale on our company’s website. A simple question – would this break the GPL & Exclusivty Terms or not and if it breaks them, then please can you tell me how ?

Hey Kris,

It would possibly depend on a variety of things, such as who owns what, and who has a controlling influence where, etc. Really you’d need to seek legal advice about this, it’s not something we can categorically answer about a fictional scenario.

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kriskorn says


I got that the 100% GPL License & Exclusivity aren’t tied together already yesterday. Now the hypothetical part… If I were to release a GPL WordPress Theme from this account and started a company with my good friend. Now my friend wants to use the theme I am selling here for a client. He/She buys the theme and is also now offering this theme for sale on our company’s website. A simple question – would this break the GPL & Exclusivty Terms or not and if it breaks them, then please can you tell me how ?

Hey Kris,

It would possibly depend on a variety of things, such as who owns what, and who has a controlling influence where, etc. Really you’d need to seek legal advice about this, it’s not something we can categorically answer about a fictional scenario.

Thank you for the answer, Japh!
Legally I know I have every right to do so, but I just want to know what’s Envato’s stance on this ?

Kris

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OhKube says

Thank you for the responses Jremick, Collis and Japh. It is good to see you guys getting on top of things and responding to member issues. A lot of companies would just ignore it. /tips hat.

PS: I live in Melbourne and the application forms for the Review team are where….. :D

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Japh Staff says

Thank you for the answer, Japh!
Legally I know I have every right to do so, but I just want to know what’s Envato’s stance on this ?

Hey Kris, I imagine we’d have to take these on a case by case basis. It would really depend on the specific scenario whether we believed the agreement had been breached.

As far as the GPL goes you may legally have every right to do so, but as far as the exclusivity agreement goes, they’re not the same.

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kriskorn says


Thank you for the answer, Japh!
Legally I know I have every right to do so, but I just want to know what’s Envato’s stance on this ?

Hey Kris, I imagine we’d have to take these on a case by case basis. It would really depend on the specific scenario whether we believed the agreement had been breached.

As far as the GPL goes you may legally have every right to do so, but as far as the exclusivity agreement goes, they’re not the same.

That’s why I asked the question, because of the exclusivity… But it was all hypothetical, so let’s put this behind and go on with our daily lives.

Kris

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doru says

@doru – We don’t mean to treat anyone like an idiot. I’m really sorry if you feel that way.

The only reason why those themes are still for sale (preview is down and for a good reason) is because they are woothemes.

I’m really curios to see if woothemes will fix their themes to follow the marketplace guidelines but I have big doubts they will do it.

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Carmen says

@Robvenom Yay, Melbourne dweller! :)

You can apply for the GraphicRiver team here. :)

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aaranmcguire says

@Robvenom Yay, Melbourne dweller! :) You can apply for the GraphicRiver team here. :)

Is their any positions for CodeCanyon Reviewers? or ThemeForrest.

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