I am going to use envato elements items for book covers. In the envato elements licencing, there is this expression:
Hello there. In the envato elements licence there is this:
For example you can’t print an image out as a poster and sell copies of that poster, as the primary value of the poster is from the image itself. However, you can print an image as a book cover and sell copies of that book, as the primary value of the book is from the writing/contents of the book and not the image itself.
Since the book’s value is not in the cover, then would standart envato elements licence be enough? In a old forum post, it was said there needs an extended licence, but maybe it is for graphic river items only?
I am changing, combining and adding to the items for book covers in this regard, so can I use freely my envato elements subscription - on the condition that I use my publishing company’ name as a “project”?
You may need to get the extended license from GraphicRiver if the end-product is for sale.
For example, you can use the Elements images to print the demo ( for the book/e-book or for non-commercial use ) but if you’re selling that book, you will need to get extended license.
Are you %100 certain? The envato licence seems clear about it by saying “However, you can print an image as a book cover and sell copies of that book, as the primary value of the book is from the writing/contents of the book and not the image itself.” Is envato elements selling subscription just to have a “demo print”? Doesn’t sound right. And beyond that, not all the items are available in graphicriver.
I suggest to contact Elements support first. You may still need to credit the original author
- The owner of each Item retains ownership. You can’t claim ownership of an Item, even if modified under clause 8, for example through content identification systems.
@ki-themes I think you are probably wrong.
Anyone can download image from elements and then print this image on the book cover and then sell this book.
Why? → because you are selling the book, and the cover is only additional element here. So there is no “reselling” situation.
What you can’t do is to print the image as a poster and then selling this posters (you print the poster for yourself - without selling such posters)
Why? → because this is poster and image is the main element here → and this is “reselling” situation.
This is what my logic is telling me.
Contact the support for the information. They will inform you about the license and everything