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awesem says

Hi guys and gals, my name is Orman, my first post here (long time lurker) and I’ve recently released my first TF theme.

I have a relatively simple question, yet one I couldn’t seem to find an answer for, can I give away my themes that are for sale on TF as part of a competition?

I’d like to give away 5 copies of my theme on my blog (or any other site for that matter) and wondered if that would get me into any trouble with the exclusive authoring and such. I would have thought no, but wanted to double check.

Thanks, Orman

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chrisakelley says
Hi guys and gals, my name is Orman, my first post here (long time lurker) and I’ve recently released my first TF theme –

I have a relatively simple question, yet one I couldn’t seem to find an answer for, can I give away my themes that are for sale on TF as part of a competition?

I’d like to give away 5 copies of my theme on my blog (or any other site for that matter) and wondered if that would get me into any trouble with the exclusive authoring and such. I would have thought no, but wanted to double check.

Thanks, Orman

no, someone correct me if Im wrong but I believe thats against there terms

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BroOf says

You are not allowed because you are an exclusive author.

  • You CAN sell other items on other sites, including your own
  • You CANNOT sell or offer for free the same items elsewhere.
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ThemeProvince says

Remove the link as it is self promotion. :)

And no your breaching the license I think.

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Shellbot says

I’m sure I saw something back in the day that said this sort of thing was ok for exclusive authors as long as you got permission, but now I can’t find it. Perhaps it was a dream :p

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awesem says
You are not allowed because you are an exclusive author.
  • You CAN sell other items on other sites, including your own
  • You CANNOT sell or offer for free the same items elsewhere.

Thanks, missed that.

I’m sure that is in reference to unlimited free copies elsewhere. I wonder if that would change if it were only 5 copies for example?

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BroOf says

Yes You are right but this topic was discussed a few times and when I remember right it was always answered like I did ;) You should contact the support for this issue anyway.

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FRESHFACE says

Just shoot a message to Mark, our site manager http://themeforest.net/user/markbrodhuber He can allow this I believe.

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awesem says
Just shoot a message to Mark, our site manager http://themeforest.net/user/markbrodhuber He can allow this I believe.

Thanks, much appreciated :)

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ThemeFields says

Please let us know what answer you got. I was thinking about some free giveaway also.

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