hi there just wanted to know can i buy a theme here and use the code for my theme which i plan to sell in Themeforest.
Can I use someone’s work and pretend it’s mine?
Not so sure about that.
From a moral standpoint, no, but as far as i know the php code of wordpress themes is gpl licensed. CSS , HTML and JS are protected though.
I’m sure all the happy people in here coded their themes from scratch, not even a copied a line of code from anywhere be it GPL or not.