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LucidStudios says

10 project license is a very good marketing strategy for highly demanded utility files like contact forms, banner rotators etc.

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thomas07 says

well…guys you all make valid points, but you always bypass the point, there is a thiny and sneaky line in the thread…go back to the first page and read the first post about what the “web service” licence may include , but hey, there is an option to select that licence or not…right now this licence box is automaticaly checked at your account…thought, think twice before you let it as it is :D not that you later see your file purchaised only once with that great licence but is floating the web

Maybe some of the staff can jump into here and make some small clarification for all of us…this issue cant be passed just like “decided and done” with 2 lines of text.

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MarkBrodhuber Envato team says

Thomas, you need not fret. Rest assured that things as serious as licensing are well thought through and checked a million times before they are passed through to the public. You’re speculating on the Web Service license before it has completely been explained. Just hang in there and know that your opinions are all duly noted, and observed.

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thomas07 says

Thank you Mark…well, here is almost 5PM and this is good sign…the weekend starts and i love weekends :-)...i also wish to all of you an great one :D

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xkey says

I have a question on the same topic. I actually wasn’t fully aware of the licensing deal- I’ve only bought a few items and never used them for commercial projects.

But how would the license work for, say this item: http://graphicriver.net/item/25-bg-web-20/41871.

The item comes with 25 different backgrounds, but with a single-use license, wouldn’t I technically have to purchase 25 single (or like 3 10-project licenses) to legally use all the backgrounds in separate projects? If so.. all the value that came out of getting 25 backgrounds for that price seems to be null, would it not?

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MSFX Moderator says
The item comes with 25 different backgrounds, but with a single-use license, wouldn’t I technically have to purchase 25 single (or like 3 10-project licenses) to legally use all the backgrounds in separate projects? If so.. all the value that came out of getting 25 backgrounds for that price seems to be null, would it not?

very good question as much as I think your right in saying you need a license per copy im not sure, maybe a license per time you use each background more than once…? That would allow you to use each background once in different projects with one license which should be allowed as who would use 25 background in one project…? Dont quote me though as i’m not staff :P

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FonZ says

I’m simply glad that I can take matters into my own hand..

hmm sounds weird..

but ehm, funny somebody brought up ethics, since I think ethics works both ways. Let me elaborate on that one:

When you’re an author of lets say a pre-loader, I think it’s quite un-ethical to sell it for single use. I mean, it’s an object that’s supposed to go anywhere and uh ‘preload’.

On the other hand, certain templates are darn good, darn cheap and it would be un-ethical to give a giant discount, because the discount probably goes to a company who’s charging 10 times the price of a single license to their customers (ethical or not).

So having the option to give a discount like that will hopefully help a lot of people and it will hopefully be applied to categories instead of to all files (if it was up to me and I know it isn’t).

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phyrebrush says

Multiple options in files are there for easy use and modification. You purchase the file to use one style once in a project and it’s done. If you want another style from the same batch, go back and purchase the file again. Look at it like this:

You work on a project, buy the item, bill the cost back to the client for the assets, choose the one you want to use and keep the entire file with the job when you archive the job.

A second project comes along, something similar would be great, and it was in the same file you downloaded. But you’re not going to go back and cheat a client that already paid for that file and make someone else pay for it too are you? No, buy the file again, and keep everything on the level and keep from ripping off the designer that just saved you time and from the previous client that already paid for the file.

Each license is attached to the project it was used for, and you can’t slice licenses up as you see fit just because there’s more than one style option. Alternatively, GR authors can just offer up separate files for each individual style and that wouldn’t be nearly as convenient if you want to swap things in and out to see how they look before it’s used.

That’s my take on it anyhow…

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CreativeMilk says

Great idea! Keep them comming ;)

greetz

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phyrebrush says

In regards to the license in general; i believe that the cost savings shouldn’t hurt the designer since we didn’t set the pricing scheme. There should at least be fair equity paid back in the form of a higher percentage rate for opting in on multi-use licenses.

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