Selling Exclusively or Non-Exclusively (per item) and Regular License or Extended License

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RightHere says

We are selling exclusively on Codecanyon and this means that ALL our items has to be sold under the exclusive agreement. We have also chosen to sell our items under Extended License and this means ALL our items must be sold with the Extended License available. :|

I think it could be a good idea if it was possible to choose whether an item should be sold Exclusively or Non-Exclusively as well as with the Regular License or the Extended License.

As it is now I have to choose the same deal for ALL my items, which is not always the best fit!

Imagine that it would be possible to choose this per item. Greater flexibility for the Authors. Of course this would require additional programming of the commission system, but that is not an impossible task! ;)

What do you think about this?

Is this something you would use?

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BoostShock says

I also thought this would be a great idea and I would love to see this feature.

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sevenspark Moderator says

I think that allowing opt-in for the extended license on a per-item basis is a great idea, and makes a lot of sense. (Pretty sure it was discussed before and maybe even got a reaction from Jeffrey… I may be misremembering, though).

Regarding exclusivity, while that option would be nice, I think it adds unneeded complexity to the system. Non-exclusive item revenue would have to be excluded when calculating exclusive-based commission rates, in addition to just calculating commissions differently for each item. It’d be a nice feature to add if the system is ever overhauled, but I’m not sure this is as critical.

In short, the license is really relevant to a particular item, and should be determined on a per-item basis; the exclusivity is really relevant to an account “Exclusive Author” – not “Exclusive Item” – so it makes sense to me that that would be an account-wide setting. Still, switching exclusivity to refer to items rather than authors would have its benefits I suppose :)

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mordauk says

I would definitely love to see this.

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quickandeasy Moderator says

Sounds great, although in regards to the Extended license, only the REALLY honest folk out there are going to buy it. 99% of people will just reuse your stuff, without credit or whatever.

@Mordauk, congrats on Gold paw!

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mordauk says
quickandeasy said
@Mordauk, congrats on Gold paw!

Thanks! It’s good to be gold :D

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Philo01 Envato team says
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pezflash says

I also wonder this feature. I’ve had to disable the extended license over all my portfolio (even when i’ve got some ext. licensed on AD items over the time) just because i think the extended license prices here on CodeCanyon (i realised when i released my first file here) are (let’s be polite) ridiculous.

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joesacco says

RightHere Thumbs up for this feature. Would be great.

quickandeasy And this is another great reason why we should have the right to know where our songs are being used. That way we can at least have some sort of idea whether it is being purchased fairly or not. Some good points here.

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RightHere says
quickandeasy said
Sounds great, although in regards to the Extended license, only the REALLY honest folk out there are going to buy it. 99% of people will just reuse your stuff, without credit or whatever. @Mordauk, congrats on Gold paw!

I do hear what you say, however we actually sell quite few Extended Licenses. I think it also depends on what type of item you are creating.

Of course there are also a lot of people that just buy one license :S

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