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digitalscience says

Nice one!

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digitalscience says

^ Isn’t that an Apple keyboard though, no windows key ;)

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digitalscience says

How about Top New files under each category drop down ?

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digitalscience says

Guys,
Please let me remind you: http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/preparing-for-upcoming-vat-changes/151408?message_id=1189597&page=60#1189597 . Though this thread was silently locked without a proper reply, it is not forgotten.

There you go, this should be some reassurance that authors are not directly selling. Authors need to remove the word ‘selling’ from their vocabulary , as we are not actively selling our products. If you can go to sleep and wake up with new sales on your account, someone else was selling your work for you, therefore you are not directly selling and not responsible for VAT.

4863 posts Interactive Design
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digitalscience says

^ Well if they ask why you haven’t collected VAT.. you would say you can’t because you’re selling indirectly – buyers are anonymous, you don’t know where they’re from to determine VAT to be added and you can’t set prices to add the additional VAT either. Envato takes care of all of this, and therefore is acting as the seller, and is responsible for collecting VAT.

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digitalscience says

^ The law will always look at what happens in reality, they’ll firstly only see a single monthly payment in your bank account, which is not typical of someone who who is directly selling to multiple customers.

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digitalscience says

8. “Item Price (License): When you ‘sell’ an item, you’re making your item available to buyers to use that item under certain conditions”

Well to the IRS, it will be clear that Envato is directly selling and authors are indirectly selling because the word ‘sell’ in clause 8 is in apostrophes is an indication that authors are not really “selling”, it’s done on our behalf, therefore authors are indirectly selling.

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digitalscience says

There are grocery stores where you can order online and get your order ID. Then you can pay online with your personal data hidden to seller and after that you can just go to this store and receive your order personally. Right?

If you order online you’re most likely going to get some sort of confirmation of order via email or perhaps a code sent as a mobile message… there is always going to be a digital paper trail to confirm the customer’s identity for purchases and delivery.

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digitalscience says




Without any data from any buyer you simply can not be the seller.

Maybe one thing to think about for you:

If you sell something on your own website, but don’t ask your customer what’s his name, adress, etc, and take money from him, does that make you not the seller? So all you have to do is not asking this to not have any responsibility?

Just think about it ;)
If you don’t know the customers name or address.. how do you deliver the product? what if you have multiple customers, how do you keep track of who’s paid and who hasn’t.. what if there are disputes with purchases, and how do you confirm if someone is your customer to issue refunds?
If you go to grocery store and purchase bread and milk do you need to give your personal data?

No but if that grocery store was online, you need personal data to deliver the goods, or a way to identify customers if they purchase online and want to collect, otherwise how do you keep track of who’s paid? And for security reasons it’s essential to keep track of personal data, considering online fraud these days.

4863 posts Interactive Design
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digitalscience says


Without any data from any buyer you simply can not be the seller.

Maybe one thing to think about for you:

If you sell something on your own website, but don’t ask your customer what’s his name, adress, etc, and take money from him, does that make you not the seller? So all you have to do is not asking this to not have any responsibility?

Just think about it ;)

If you don’t know the customers name or address.. how do you deliver the product? what if you have multiple customers, how do you keep track of who’s paid and who hasn’t.. what if there are disputes with purchases, and how do you confirm if someone is your customer to issue refunds?

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