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PrimeThemes says



I’m a little bit confused, I just contacted the author of the “Layer Slider WP” and he said that if we (authors) buy an extended license for (example) slider plugin, we can redistribuite that slider into an our theme. He said that this feature hasn’t changed yet. :)

Some of the staff can explain me this??
Well fortunately that author cleared it all up, now I can safely ignore 17 pages discussion thread, Collis and other staff’s posts. :stress:
So, who is wrong? :confused:

I guess the Layer Slider’s author doesn’t understand (yet) the new “extended” license. No you can’t redistribute CC item inside your item, unless you’ve bought the plugin before the new license applied. Correct me if I’m wrong :)

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Vasterad says

@PrimeThemes – I would suggest to read whole thread and you’ll get the answer. It was mentioned thousand times. ;)

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kreatura says

OK so we’re also confused:

We – as an author – CANNOT give permission to our customers about including our products in their themes (if they purchased an extended license of course)?

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LanceSnider says

Thanks for all your input guys! For the authors still wondering about the use of items in other stock files, please refer to my post on page ten and any of the posts before that that answer these questions.


Hi, I have a remark about the tool definition in the tool license: “An installable software application designed to perform specific tasks in order to create other works. Tools include fonts, extensions, 3D software scripts, 3D software plug-ins, and graphics software add-ons.” I think this definition is too restrictive: I develop some flash stuff on Activeden, among which some AS3 class. Basically AS3 class are nothing more than scripts, but not 3D ones, they are not really ‘installable’ as I don’t make real flash component out of them. They are not real software add-ons as you can not only use them with Flash (of course), but also with any AS3 coding tool. The way you describe a “tool” (in the ‘tool license’ way of it), sounds like the list of tool is exhaustive, but I think any item consisting of a piece of code could be considered as a tool whatever its language and not only 3D software scripts. There is another problem: when I make an item consisting in a standalone swf stuff (menu, full site template, loading anim, ... whatever stuff). My final product is this swf file. As a standalone item it doesn’t need the source code to be used. BUT, when I submit the item, the reviewer asks me to supply all the sources with the item. If all the sources are mine, fine (well, I’m still reluctant, but at least no license problem), but what if I used a purchased as3 class ? I don’t have the right to include it in my own item, AND my item doesn’t need the purchased file as it works fine as a swf, but the reviewer will still asks for it: regarding the license, my item is legal and can be selled, but because you request the source code, it will be breaching the license.
Interesting. I’d love to talk more about this. If we need to adjust what’s considered a tool, we can. Shoot me an email through my profile.
Beside this problem, I personally think that requesting to include the source code of a standalone swf is absurde as it make it simpler for the buyer to make illegal use of the source code (well, since he has it in clear code, doesn’t even need any decompiler)
A long time ago we had to decide whether we’d lock down the code or allow buyers to completely customize their work. We decided that this marketplace is far more useful to buyers if they’re able to do what they want with the end product. Does that make it easier for people to steal stuff? Sometimes, but that’s far outweighed by the increase in sales. Luckily, most people are honest. Even if they can steal, they tend to go the legal route. If that wasn’t the case, these marketplaces probably wouldn’t exist. :)
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whoathemes says

OK so we’re also confused: We – as an author – CANNOT give permission to our customers about including our products in their themes (if they purchased an extended license of course)?

Probably if you give us your permission. I was about to buy an extended licence of your Layer Slider but I’m waiting for something clear. Otherwise I think we, as TF authors won’t buy extended licences but regular licences just for presentation…

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djwd says

I know I ain’t no moderator or anything, but since I ‘lost’ 30 mins to read the whole thread, I suggest people interested in topic to do the same to avoid polluting this already ‘hot’ thread with the same questions over and over again and making it hard to follow. :)

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dekciw says

Scenario:

-Hey, Awesome plugin author, I want to use your plugin within my theme, but envato tells me to get a partnership with you, because extended licence does not cover that from now on.

-OK, here’s my partnership proposal: buy my plugins extended licence + gimme 0% of your theme sales. Interested?

-Cool! Agreed.

The end.

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JaredRitchey says

(if they purchased an extended license of course)?
Of course what? Do you mean that if an extended version were purchased you would allow the item to be part of a new work? Believe it or not, literally thousands of people believed or “mis understood” the extended license to mean just that. I’m holding off on further purchases for a brief time until an option for a developer is offered.
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supermindapps says

Under the extended license, is it okay to use a Videohive AfterEffects element, not just as part of a video reveal, but as part of the logo itself? If so, can that logo (either still or in motion) be trademarked?

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LanceSnider says

Under the extended license, is it okay to use a Videohive AfterEffects element, not just as part of a video reveal, but as part of the logo itself? If so, can that logo (either still or in motion) be trademarked?

No. Currently the only categories that allows use in logos is the Logos category on GraphicRiver. Even then, because it’s a non-exclusive license, you can’t actually trademark the logo.

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