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OrangeIdea says

Soon here will be black market, when Authors start contact each other. I already did that!

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Vasterad says

Soon here will be black market, when Authors start contact each other.

Absolutely true, there must be an extra developer license (regarding CodeCanyon) as soon as possible.

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ThemeShaper says

Leaving CC use in TF items to private agreements is a bit of a minefield. With no rules in place what happens if a CC author withdraws their permission after agreeing initially? How will Envato react? (take down the item? ignore it as they originally agreed?) – also presumably reviewers are going to require some kind of evidence the CC author agrees? – what is acceptable?

I suspect this might have some impact on exclusivity as well.

‘You may elect to become an Exclusive Seller which means that you agree only to sell your Products through the Sites and not through other web sites or other medium’

This looks pretty muddy to me re the new rules.. allowing another author to incorporate an item looks a lot to me like selling (i.e. the author will be selling a non envato license to use the item) privately (other medium).

Very confusing as it currently stands.

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JaredRitchey says

Well here is another way to look at this. When I use to build VB apps long ago we use to purchase what are called “interface controls” published by developers that allow you to extend your product.

Back then, I’d buy modules and controls for our apps and I could distribute them as I saw fit because the people publishing these “addons” for lack of a better term did so as developer tools or under a developers license.

They specified number of seats in the license and you purchased accordingly.

This is in my opinion one of the options needed to clear up some confusion and if its something we can OPT INTO in order to extend a developers or multi site license I think I could sell more.

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ChapterThemes says

Leaving CC use in TF items to private agreements is a bit of a minefield. With no rules in place what happens if a CC author withdraws their permission after agreeing initially? How will Envato react? (take down the item? ignore it as they originally agreed?) – also presumably reviewers are going to require some kind of evidence the CC author agrees? – what is acceptable?

I suspect this might have some impact on exclusivity as well.

‘You may elect to become an Exclusive Seller which means that you agree only to sell your Products through the Sites and not through other web sites or other medium’

This looks pretty muddy to me re the new rules.. allowing another author to incorporate an item looks a lot to me like selling (i.e. the author will be selling a non envato license to use the item) privately (other medium).

Very confusing as it currently stands.

Exactly.

Besides it’s in my oppinion themes should be completely “premium plugin purchased” free, making arrangements with plugin authors outside envato violates the exclusive author agreement, and therefor should not be allowed.

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ChapterThemes says

Our licenses don’t allow that. Meaning, you can’t purchase OUR licenses and use them that way. If you make a special deal with the author, that’s fine.

That shouldn’t be fine if the author is selling the same item as an exclusive author.

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Vasterad says


Our licenses don’t allow that. Meaning, you can’t purchase OUR licenses and use them that way. If you make a special deal with the author, that’s fine.
That shouldn’t be fine if the author is selling the same item as an exclusive author.
Did you read previous posts of this thread? I guess not. By “special deal” he means permission from plugin author for buying e.g Extended License or a few times Regular License per 1 item on ThemeForest or a nice smile. Just agreements between authors but without profits outside Envato.

I’m sure you’ll say that “nice smile” is a profit outside Envato, but don’t overdo. :P

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Kronris says

Soon here will be black market, when Authors start contact each other. I already did that!

Absolutely true, envato you made a bad update, you can fix this by adding a “developer license” please….

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4GraFx says

Unfortunately i agree with Kris32 and OrangeIdea . I was preparing to release a new wp theme that use 2 plugins from CC when i see the changes in the license. I had to contact the authors and ask for permission. I hope we see a ” developer license” soon.

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JaredRitchey says

Unfortunately i agree with Kris32 and OrangeIdea . I was preparing to release a new wp theme that use 2 plugins from CC when i see the changes in the license. I had to contact the authors and ask for permission. I hope we see a ” developer license” soon.

Same boat I’m in and it could sink on me.

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