A potential buyer contacted me yesterday who wanted to buy one of my scripts, which then they would add their application to the template, and then resell. Then the people who they resold it too would also resell it too.
I’ve carefully read the licensing wiki and am led to believe that the extended license would be the right one, and they would need to purchase this license for each type of project they use the template for (I think they have 2 or 3 different ones). However, it says that with the extended license the people who they resell it too, can’t resell it.
Therefore I don’t know what to do. I’m happy for the buyer to purchase an extended license for each project type and leave it at that. So, my question to you would be am I allowed to say ‘Yeah that’s fine’ to the person or what? I’ve emailed Jeffrey, but he seems really busy and no response as yet. Also support state they are unable to help with licensing help.
Any insight you can offer would be greatly appreciated
I’m pretty sure as long as they have your permission (maybe written?) they can do what they want with it because the files are yours and you retain all the copyrights
Yeah, I agree with you there. It makes sense that I should have the final say about licensing of my products, but I’d feel a lot better if Code Canyon gives a definitive answer.
To answer your question (for everyone else’s benefit), they would need to repurchase an extended license for every additional usage.
From the way you phrase it, it sounds like they want to purchase your item one time, and redistribute it as much as they wish—on many different levels. That’s now allowed.
An extended license grants the buyer a single usage of your item. So, if I built a CMS , I could purchase an extended license of an item, and redistribute it with my CMS that way. However, if I built another CMS a year later, I’d need to purchase another extended license.
Firstly, thank you for your reply. I think I understand it now, so the extended license only covers the buyer to resell it to a single level of users, which would mean that if these users wanted to resell it they would need to buy an extended license too?
I’m not sure how I’m going to sell the script then, unless I can either put it in writing that they must buy an extended license for each type of project and allow users to resell on this occasion, or I could sell it not through Code Canyon and write up my own licensing for it. However if I do that, would it mean that this item wouldn’t be exclusive to Code Canyon.
Obviously, I want to sell it to the client so that it fits their needs, and do it through Code Canyon, but I’m really not sure how I can do it.
If you’re not an exclusive seller with us, you can sell it to them how you wish. But, as an exclusive author, they’d need to purchase multiple extended licenses.
Yeah, that makes sense… so what I said only applies to non-exclusive authors.
Thank you both for your help with this, I wish to remain an exclusive author, so I will have to get them to purchase multiple extended licenses.