In the world of digital creative assets for sale, intellectual property rights have become more important than ever. It’s imperative to understand your responsibility as an author, in ensuring that you are compliant with the intellectual property rights of others and that when you publish an item, you warrant to us that you have the necessary rights to do so.
As an author, it’s your responsibility to ensure that you are clear on the rules that govern the use of anything you include in your items. If you are using a third-party asset (like someone else’s code, an audio file, their likeness, or logo) you need to make sure you’ve got permission to do so. This could be through a license (like GPL), a model release or letter of permission.
Don’t forget, if you include third party assets or code in your item download files you must:
- Identify those third-party assets; and
- Include license terms that apply to those third-party assets; and
- Include an appropriate disclaimer in your item description.
Here’s one we’ve prepared for you to use:
"This item contains assets in the download files that are sourced from a third party and different license terms apply to those assets. These will be identified in the downloaded files with a copy of the other license which will apply to those third party assets."
We value who you are as an author and how you act towards the Envato Elements platform and the community - this is what we call Author Integrity. This includes things like how you categorize your items, bundle (or unbundle) items and interact with other authors.
We are more than happy to provide additional guidance if you have any further questions. However, it is ultimately an author's responsibility to maintain the quality and integrity of their items, so please review the specific legal considerations required before publishing your items.