Hi, I have a question. I know, that exclusive authors must sell their items exclusively only on Themeforest. But what, if I want to sell my theme (it’s about my Halo theme here: http://themeforest.net/item/halo-stunning-html-portfolio-theme/302260 which also is available for HTML by the way here on Themeforest) for an other CMS ? Some private or less known or anything? So I’m not selling exactly the items I’m selling here on Themeforest, but I sell the same design. Do I have to make me an unexclusive author, then?
Kind regards, indiapart.
I’m not a tattletale so I won’t tell names, but if it’s like You say there are a hole bunch of highly encouraged and well selling authors who broke the rules. Also, in my opinion, it would be more logical if Envato would allow this. If someone has seen my theme and want to buy it, but uses only WordPress but the site is done in Joomla, he will come to Themeforest anyway (apart from loading a nulled version somewhere). And the theme does spread more and possibly even makes some subtile marketing. So it would be a Win-Win Situation. I also don’t think the main point about this stategy is not to hold the Themes as unique as possible (as they’re spreading on Themeforest probably best anyway) but to make Themeforest (or other Envato marketplace sites) the only source for a specifical Theme. Just my theory But if nobody from the Envato stuff will response here, I will ask the support.
Thanks for Your thoughts =) and kind regards, indiapart.
- Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
- Community Moderator
- Author was Featured
- Author has had an Item Featured
- Bought between 50 and 99 items
- Referred more than 2000 users
- Has been a member for 3-4 years
- Repeatedly Helped protect Envato Marketplaces against copyright violations
Exclusivity only applies to an individual product. So if you sell a WordPress Theme here, you can’t sell that same WordPress theme elsewhere. But if you create a similar Joomla theme (that you aren’t selling here), that’s a different product, so you’re allowed to sell that anywhere you want.
As long as the product you want to sell elsewhere can be considered a separate product from what you’re selling here, you can do what you like. This is how some authors give away the PSDs for the WordPress themes they sell here – they are two distinct products, even if they are similar/overlap.