An end user here with a question about licenses. As I understand it the regular licence is for installation on a single site. Once it’s installed can the code be uninstalled and moved to a different site (both sites owned by me).
The extended license is a morass of legal terms. I’ve read over the extend license terms and it seems that it is okay to incorporate the purchased code into a theme to be sold multiple times. It also appears that, like the regular license, installation on one site only is permitted.
There are buyers out there that assume an extended license allows for multiple installations on sites that they either own or control, which simply is not true–at least as I read the license terms.
I understand the need legalize, but hey, we buyers are not all lawyers nor should we be expected to consult with one in order to abide by the terms of sale.
The unanswered question is what if the code is to be used on multiple sites. It’s only fair to the developer that they be rewarded for their efforts. Unfortunately CodeCanyon forces end users to either buy multiple copies (at full price) or look for another resource to do the same task. I’d like to suggest that end users be encouraged to buy multiple regular license on a repeat buyer plan. The way it would work is that the first sale would be at the regular price and each additional purchase–of the same item–be at a reduced rate, say, something like half-price. Otherwise, end buyers with web sites that number from a handful to 100+ will look elsewhere.
Another possibility is that after five regular licenses have been purchased–for the same item–the account is automatically converted to free multiple installs. That way the end user is encouraged to buy as needed knowing that once the item has been purchased five times additional installs will be free of charge. The developer will retain buyers. Envato also gains by having repeat customers.
The take away is that Envato’s current policy discourages buyers who need multiple installations from buying here and instead pushes them to look elsewhere for a similar product.