As all Envato Marketplaces authors are no-doubt aware, Envato has been educating users over the past couple of months on how best to avoid potential issues to do with copyright and intellectual property with their Marketplace items. Today I’m here to announce another update to our policy where users must update their Marketplace avatar to an image which lowers their risk of infringing on another’s copyright or intelectual property.
As of April 1, 2012 all Marketplace users must update their public avatar on the site to one of the following:
1) A picture of yourself
2) A picture of a pet or animal owned by you
3) A solid color or shade
Failure to comply with this may result in requests for proof of creative ownership over items in your avatar and or a model release, in the worst case scenario we may warn or remove users who do not comply with our requests.
Oh yeah, one last thing…. Happy April Fools!