I have my doubts.me too tpncorp, I will wait a bit
...but let’s take a photo gallery for instance, if the buyer just makes a simple about and contact page = new product he can sell or not ?
I also wonder the same thing, could this be possible?
I do not think the license grants the purchaser rights to directly re-sell just that file. Or any minor derivative of said file.
What I think it allows is you to use a file as content, or as a piece of a larger product…? Question mark there, because I’m not totally sure. Just chiming in with my thoughts until someone can clarify.
Basically, if I’m building a TF theme and want a flash banner, I can use this license to buy the banner and distribute it within my theme. I am not just flipping the banner and selling it as a Flash Banner on FD, but a TF Template that has a Flash Banner.
For those thinking you can buy a Flash image gallery, change the preloading image, and submit it to TF can keep dreaming.
This license grants you to, for example, use a GraphicRiver graphic in one of your themes for ThemeForest, or an MP3 from AudioJungle in a video for VideoHive, etc.
Sorry for the double post; can’t edit my last one.
I think some of you aren’t getting the gravity of the situation here. How many of you want to buy a $20 Flash Image Gallery (for example) for $1000 ($20 times 50) for a theme for ThemeForest that might net $300 max (for example)? Or the simplest graphic for $1 that will barely (if not at all) be noticed for $50?
Think about that.
its about the smaller files which range btw 5-8….if you look at a bigger picture you create a file that if gets hit in the market and the sales start rolling in, i am sure you would cover the cost of that file in no time, if your file has been priced above 20$....
These are some of the reasons I don’t think these licenses are a good thing, it doesn’t make much sense to dish out $1000-$2000 for such a licence, you’d better just have the damned item custom built and own it. I don’t expect many authors opting in on this mainly because it’s defined very poorly and it’s not a black and white thing. If FD clarifies the licence I think more people would show interest. Give us some real-world examples maybe ?
How do you provide support for a product you didn’t build?
good point. I guess the buyer would have to do that. Indeed I think would be useful for gfx, videos and music mostly, not flash.
I’ll try and clarify this a bit!
So firstly, we have been getting a lot of requests from buyers about acquiring this type of file licence. Some real life examples of the sorts of use I’d expect to see are:
(1) Use of a set of audio loops in an audio/video mixing software product that is being made available to school kids to mix up videos with music.
(2) Use of site templates in an intranet product that is being sold to companies.
(3) Use of simple Flash animations in software products being sold.
(4) Use of web graphics and icons from GraphicRiver in website templates sold on ThemeForest.
Some of you have expressed concern about whether someone could take your file and resell it as is. That would NOT be possible under this licence.
The language of these licences can be pretty formal (because they have to be written and approved by lawyers), but here is where it indicates that one could not buy this licence and resell the file straight out:
“You may not resell the product that you acquire unless it is incorporated into a work you have created.”
ie. a file purchased under this licence could only make up a part of a bigger product.
“You must not display the product in such a way as to suggest that the product was created by you. If you incorporate the product in an electronic work such as a software program, a web site, computer networks or the like you must acknowledge the source of the product and include a hyperlink back to the web page on which the product is offered for sale on the relevant Envato site.”
ie. you must give the author credit in any electronic work.
I believe that this licence is mostly going to be used for graphics, audio and video. That is where all of our requests have come from except a few. However, we are getting more queries about this licence type all the time so it seemed to make sense to add it to all files so authors can opt-in easily if an appealing opportunity presents itself.
If you’re not sure about this one you can definitely stay opted-out either temporarily or indefinitely. If we get a request from a buyer about any file that is not already opted in we will do our best to write to the author in case they wish to opt-in for a particular buyer’s project.
At the end of the day it’s another way to sell the products you are already selling. There is a significant markup on the price as you know, so it may prove to be profitable. However, you always have to decide whether any licence works for you when it comes to selling your work.
I hope that helps – thanks guys!