Hi, I’m afraid this was already asked but I couldn’t find the answer.
I’d like to buy an item with extended license to include it in a product of mine. The item is a lightbox manager and my product is a Wordpress plugin. My doubt comes from this page:http://codecanyon.net/licenses where it says, about the extended license:
Distribution of source files is not permitted.
You can’t. Just make sure to minize(obsfucate) the code from demo.
Also, I think, You should ask the author for permision to use his script in your plugin.
From what I understand you also can’t resell another item together with your own without the permission of the author, like Smartik said. The current terms of the extended license don’t allow this. Envato is missing a third license type, the much wanted developer license…
- Repeatedly Helped protect Envato Marketplaces against copyright violations
- Exclusive Author
- Has been a member for 4-5 years
- Sold between 5 000 and 10 000 dollars
- Grew a moustache for the Envato Movember competition
- Beta Tester
- Bought between 50 and 99 items
I would ask the author and maybe give him some cash of every sale you get from your product.
But i am pretty sure you cannot re sell it.
I sell, sometimes, some extended license for my plugin, so this means that someone is selling my plugin with my source code?
A couple of themes I have bought include third party plugins (sold in codecanyon), why they’re not infringing the license?
Maybe I found the FAQ about my question:http://codecanyon.net/licenses/faq#faq-section-author
Can I purchase an item to use as a small element within a larger project that I plan to sell as stock or a template? For example, could I purchase a button graphic for a theme I plan to sell?
Use of items in larger stock projects is not allowed under the default regular or extended licenses, but there are exceptions.
Example: A CodeCanyon author has a slider and states in the item description that any buyer is permitted under the extended license to use this item in a larger stock item that will be sold.
Example: A CodeCanyon author has a slider and gives permission by email to a ThemeForest author to use the slider, under the extended license, in a theme.
But still I don’t understand why the extended version is offered in codecanyon where we MUST provide source code and I wonder what someone is doing with my plugin after purchasing the extended license….
The problem isn’t whether you can add third party code in source code form into your product but rather if the developer who owns the code is willing to let you integrate their product in yours.
Permission needs to be asked by you explicitly, if the author is not advertising this publicly on their item.
In general, the reason you have the extended license option is to allow commercial usage, i.e. if a client purchases the item and then puts the item behind a paywall, an extended license is required otherwise the regular license is sufficient. This is one of the main differences between the regular and extended licenses other than the obvious differences you have already noted.