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Content Policy Review: ThemeForest Site Templates  

by posted in Authors
Jun 1
2012

contentpolWe’ve been posting regularly this year about our Content Policy and how to respect copyright in creating your Marketplace items. Some of our posts have been collected in this article so that you can find them more easily when you want a reminder about the tips we’ve been giving.

In March, we posted about our approach to authors who repeatedly don’t follow our Content Policy. We also did a high level review of the Graphic River print templates category. Thanks to our Graphic River authors who’ve worked to address issues we noticed in that review! Read on for some information about what’s happening next – a review of the ThemeForest site templates category. Continue Reading

AudioJungle: imitation, pastiches and copying  

by posted in Authors
May 15
2012

Recently at Envato, we’ve been posting about various copyright and intellectual property issues.

We’ve now created a new KnowledgeBase article to help AudioJungle authors better understand what is and what is not acceptable on AudioJungle when it comes to ‘pastiche’ (imitation) recordings. You’ll find it here:

AudioJungle and Pastiche (Imitation) Tracks

AudioJungle authors, please take moment to read this article! The main points are that you are not allowed to directly copy, imitate or reproduce copyrighted audio recordings for your AudioJungle tracks. But it is permissible to incorporate general music styles into your composition.

It’s sometimes hard to know where to draw the line, so there’s more guidance in the article.

Remember, marketplace authors are always legally responsible for the content they submit to our marketplaces. Infringement of copyright may result in item disablement or in the worst case, account disablement for repeated violations of our Content Policy.

Existing AudioJungle items that don’t meet these requirements will be disabled if we become aware of them. So we ask all AudioJungle authors to review your entire portfolio and remove items that don’t meet copyright requirements.

If you have questions or comments on existing AudioJungle items (yours, or other authors’), please don’t share links here or on our forums. Instead, contact support here.

Happy composing!

Using Photos of People and Celebrities in Items  

by posted in Authors, General
Apr 10
2012

Celebrity PhotoMany authors use photos of people in their item previews – it’s a great way to liven up your preview and make it real to buyers.

There are some things to consider in using photos of people, because those people might have something to say about how and where you’ve used their image! In short, we think the best way to get images of people is from reputable stock photography¬†”commercial use” collections. There are some other options, but this is the most straight forward one. Read on, and I’ll explain why. Continue Reading

Copyright Math: a Ted Talk by Rob Reid  

by posted in General
Mar 29
2012

This Ted Talk is regarded as the best short talk at TED 2012 by Ars Technica’s Ken Fisher. In it, comic author Rob Reid unveils Copyright Math (TM), a remarkable new field of study based on actual numbers from entertainment industry lawyers and lobbyists.

As copyright and finance are important issues in all of our lives, do yourself a favor and invest the five minutes it takes to watch this humorous and thought-provoking video.

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What Do I Do If I Am A Victim Of Copyright Infringement?  

by posted in General
Nov 5
2011

Fuzzy Copyright by Nancy Sims

Do you find copyright a little fuzzy? Over the next week we’ll bring you four helpful articles on copyright from the Envato Wiki. This article can be found on the wiki here, and explains what to do if you discover you have become the victim of copyright infringement.

Do you have any questions not covered in these articles? Let us know in the comments, and we’ll put something together to clarify.

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Copyright FAQ  

by posted in General
Oct 29
2011

Fuzzy Copyright by Nancy Sims

Do you find copyright a little fuzzy? Over the next week we’ll bring you four helpful articles on copyright from the Envato Wiki. This article can be found on the wiki here, and answers some frequently asked questions about copyright.

Do you have any questions not covered in these articles? Let us know in the comments, and we’ll put something together to clarify.
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