Ok, so I’ve attempted to wrap my head around the jargon in the licenses and I’m coming up short…
I am wanting to find out if I were to purchase a layered PSD background file… Whether or not I would be allowed to use the merged JPG /PNG background image in a WordPress theme? (free, not commercial)
I’ve read and re-read the licenses and they all seem to be talking about redistribution of the original file (which the merged image would not be, as it loses all editability)
Anyone more versed in confusing legal jargon, feel free to chime in.
You want to create a wordpress theme created from a psd template that will be released for free for everyone?
I want to know if I can purchase a PSD background file from GraphicRiver, merge the layers into a JPG /PNG, then use that as the background for a WordPress theme…
If you buy the file you can use it in any project. What you can’t do is re-sell the file or use it in multiple projects.
I hope this helps.
Thanks triworks, I appreciate it.
Now, not to seem like I don’t trust you… As I can tell by your paw, you probably know your stuff… but is there a moderator or administrator who can verify this?
Trust Triworks, they’re right . If you buy the single license, you’re allowed to use the file in one project, for you or for your client. The othr licenses specify how many times you can use the file and in what cases.
Well, that’s where my conflict comes from… I had planned to use it in a WordPress theme (free of course) that will be downloaded by numerous people… Not just one for myself.
So in essence, it’s not really for me or a client per se…
I reccomend you send cyan a quick message because she seems to be the queen of the licensing examples and yes/no’s as she knows them inside out, I would say better than anyone except the lawyers that are hired. If that fails (she gets an unbeleivable amount of emails) send Lance (the Flashden sitemanager) a quick email, and he might get back to you quicker than cyan.
... The othr licenses specify how many times you can use the file and in what cases.
No they don’t. There are only two license types: regular and extended. Both license types allow for use in a single project or application. The extended license simply allows for use in a project which may be sold or otherwise monetized multiple times ..but still only one use.
Any deals involving multiple use (if Envato chooses to offer that) will not be a new license type, but will simply be a bulk discount on multiple purchases of one of the two available licenses.