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Hamrath
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Hi,

I wonder about the Copyright rules on the market place. Maybe someone can help me.

Lately I see several items using pictures from movies or games. Do people really have the right to use these?

As I said, I’m just wondering. I’m working on a template myself and just used the free assets from Envato. But adding a Homer Simpson or movie star might raise the sales. ;-)

Thanks in advance, Oliver

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organicbee
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Hi,

I wonder about the Copyright rules on the market place. Maybe someone can help me.

Lately I see several items using pictures from movies or games. Do people really have the right to use these?

As I said, I’m just wondering. I’m working on a template myself and just used the free assets from Envato. But adding a Homer Simpson or movie star might raise the sales. ;-)

Thanks in advance, Oliver

many of the pictures that you see are not released with the downloadable version of the theme and are only used in the demos for show

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dexterous
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If I understand it correctly, it is allowed because the theme previews which use such images are not actually hosted under ‘Envato’ sites. so the content images are also not on ‘Envato’ and then there is no issue for Envato of the copyright.

But the flash files are actually hosted on the Envato’s network.

You are allowed to host the flash site preview on your own server if you can justify why you need them to be hosted outside (use of server side programming such as PHP is one such case)

Note – this is just my understanding of it, you should contact support or read on the wiki to get a correct answer to it.

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Raincutter
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If I understand it correctly, it is allowed because the theme previews which use such images are not actually hosted under ‘Envato’ sites. so the content images are also not on ‘Envato’ and then there is no issue for Envato of the copyright.

But the flash files are actually hosted on the Envato’s network.

You are allowed to host the flash site preview on your own server if you can justify why you need them to be hosted outside (use of server side programming such as PHP is one such case)

Note – this is just my understanding of it, you should contact support or read on the wiki to get a correct answer to it.

That’s correct. Because those are live previews and aren’t hosted by Envato. At GR we’re not allowed to do it. This really sucks because the original image in preview is of a chess board which doesn’t even comply with action’s true power. :(

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doru
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let say that what Aw_Shucks said is happening because what dexterous point out. Had to make this comment, else it could appear that they “fight” each outer.

On the other side, there is (or they want to create I’m not sure about it) a law that held responsible for copyright infringement who embed external content in their website. Famous example is: One person upload a copyrighted material on youtube and someone else embed the video on his blog. The blog fellow is held responsible under this copyright law even if the video is not on his server and he not posted the material on the net by himself.

But maybe the envato lawyers know better. :)

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pezflash
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Don’t get the risk. Use only allowed images from sites like photos8.com or morguefile.com, for example. Or buy some stock in fotolia, if you’re expecting good sales to return the investment. Yes, would be nice to use Scarlett Johansson premium film images, but we’re not TF guys, don’t ask for more. :(

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bitfade
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there’s something i don’t understand about this…

if illegal content is used in a template, then will be also visible on screeshots which are hosted on TF …

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Hamrath
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Nah, it’s my fault. I mentioned it. ;-)

But at least it’s a bit clearer for me now. Thanks, guys.

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