I have been hearing discussion about Envato setting up a program that will allow buyers to use author’s files that they purchase within there own files for resale. I’m not certain of the details of this program but I want to say that if that becomes the standard without my permission I will be forced to pull my files from the marketplace. By no means do I support others making profit re-selling my own items. Below is a quote from AmandaLinder from over at Graphic River.
Yes, authors can sell their items across marketplaces, i.e., create a vector for GraphicRiver, then also use it in a flash file sold on FlashDen, or a Wordpress template sold on ThemeForest. This won’t break exclusivity, as long as it is your own assets. (We’re still working on an arrangement for selling files made with other author’s bought assets.) Just make sure to mention it in your notes to the reviewer so it doesn’t get rejected by mistake!
I would think that if anything, it’s probably best to see what’s on the the table before judging the issue.
I don’t know what’s being decided, and for which marketplaces no less, but I can tell you that I have enough faith in the consideration of staff’s final say.
Envato doesn’t want to push away its authors obviously, so I’m not jumping to any negative conclusions, even though I agree that the notion of others using the items they purchased in their own submissions can feel somewhat if not downright uncomfortable to you. But there’s no point in saber rattling here yet, as nothing’s official
Maybe an “extended license” option to opt in to reselling at a higher rate?Considered that but I would require way more than anyone would be willing to pay at this marketplace considering the price structure of files.
Sorry about the double post but it wouldn’t allow me to edit my last comment.
@ADG3studios – So long as were not forced into this then there isn’t going to be an issue. I could have waited to voice my opinion until it became official but if it’s something that we are not able to opt out of then at that point it would be to late.
I wouldn’t jump to conclusions just yet. I highly doubt that you would be forced to enter into such an arrangement.
Perhaps they’re considering a more expensive license. That way, a TF author could purchase, say an icon set from GR, and then use it in their TF template.
This is all speculation on my part. I wouldn’t worry;
I’ll wait for more information but felt that it was important to voice my opinion. However I must stress that I’m not comfortable with Envato deciding this price point for my files being used elsewhere. Segan brought this up a while back but it wasn’t until a site manager confirmed it that I decided to discuss my opinion.
On a side note why can we not edit our comments anymore?