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Dream-Theme says

Recently I’m noticing more and more registered trademarks and logos in themes previews. But this is strictly prohibited: http://support.envato.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/112

The item must NOT include any brand names, logos or trademarks. – For example you cannot use an Apple or McDonalds logo, even if you have recreated it, photographed it, or altered it. You cannot use a photo of a watch if the brand name of the watch is legible.

I understand that reviewers cannot know which images are copiraghted. But guys, you really pretend that you do not know how Apple or Universal logo looks?

Why should conscientious authors put time and efforts in honoring Envatos requirements when many others do not?

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dnp_theme says

Would you like Apple to sell your photos at no interest on your side?

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Dream-Theme says

I guess nobody give a f*ck to copyright infringement on ThemeForest these days… ok.

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mad_dog says

Yes, I noticed that tendency long time ago.

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aleluja says

Why should conscientious authors put time and efforts in honoring Envatos requirements when many others do not?

Because this can happen.

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pixelentity says

I guess nobody give a f*ck to copyright infringement on ThemeForest these days… ok.
Why bother ? If some authors are willing to risk item being soft disabled/removed, account banned and a lawsuit for copyright infringement, it’s their problem not ours. Them using those illegal assets won’t affect sales of authors playing by the rules.
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Dream-Theme says

@aleluja, @pixelentity I’m not talking about photos and risks to authors. I’m saying that reviewers are ignoring obvious copyright infringement when people are using [well known] companies logos on homepages of their theme demos.

Quality of items? Honoring rules and intellectual property?

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-bianca- says
Why bother ? If some authors are willing to risk item being soft disabled/removed, account banned and a lawsuit for copyright infringement, it’s their problem not ours. Them using those illegal assets won’t affect sales of authors playing by the rules.
If too may item contain these kind of infringements it will also affect the trust and attitude towards the marketplaces and the other authors as well…
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pixelentity says

I was flashden author for a long time and whenever i was uploading a new item, i had to list each image, font or audio file used in preview/download in the message to reviewer and tell them where i did get it from and what kind of license i got for it. I can assure you this was the most painful part of item production process.

Now we have a checkbox right above the upload button, by checking it, you state you have permission to use all those assets and it’s not reviewer job anymore to check whether is true or not.

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