Envato Reveals: How to Protect Your Intellectual Property

Discover the A—Z of IP!

We know that Intellectual Property (IP) isn’t exactly the most exciting topic. But it is an important one for creatives like Envato Authors to understand.

That’s why we’ve put together an article that explains the basic tenets of IP and copyright, how they apply to you as an Envato Author, and what to do if you think your IP has been compromised.

It’s an important read for all Envato Authors, regardless of whether you’ve handled IP issues before.

You’ll learn:

  • The difference between patents, copyright, and IP.
  • Whether you own the copyright of your items once they’re on an Envato marketplace.
  • How to submit a DMCA takedown notice or counter-notice.
  • And much more!

Please bookmark this article for your future reference!


Hi Kristin, thank you for this nice article.

I need to mention that this article says about general theory (which is important) but does not include extremely important copyright-related actions which are specific for music and AudioJungle / Envato Elements composers. And which are a base and starting point for copyrighting music. Like registering music with:

  • Performing Rights Organisations (PRO)
  • CID
  • Copyright Offices

Almost all professional composers register their music at least in the PROs and CID. This is a standard which actively protects our music.

All the best,
Red Octopus

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Thanks @RedOctopus!

Totally agree that this article is a general look at IP that is intended to be relevant for all content types. Anyone looking for more details or content type-specific information should check out the links at the bottom of the article under the heading “Additional Resources

Some great Help Center articles for audio Authors interested in protecting their IP include:


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