What’s Envato’s role?
Envato acts as the service provider of the Envato Market platform to Buyers and Authors (sellers). The items on our sites are uploaded by the Authors of those items. When we receive claims about unauthorised use of content within an Author’s item on Envato Market, depending on the circumstances and who has made the claim, we can apply the DMCA law and our processes for other content as already explained.
We will always try to work with everyone involved fairly and in the spirit of our community. Unfortunately we can't help you by giving you legal advice. We can't make legally binding judgments either as we are not a court of law!
We may check content submitted (e.g. Author’s items) for quality purposes, and while doing so we may identify potential issues with the rights of others, or potential violations of our terms. If this happens we may notify the Author and let them know that there could be an issue with it. But we are not obliged to review content for intellectual property or other legal matters.
It’s for this reason that you should not assume that we will check Author’s items on Envato Market for the existence or ownership of copyright. If items appear on Envato Market, it does not mean that we have checked and cleared copyright or other intellectual property rights.
What other steps can Envato take?
As you'll know, serious consequences can flow from intellectual property infringement including legal action against infringers. Envato Market Terms prohibits unauthorised use of content by anyone who uses our marketplace. This policy does not limit our ability to pursue any other remedies we may have to address suspected infringement.
If you're an Envato Market Author and you receive more than one valid DMCA takedown notice, IPR notice, or we think that you're acting in breach of Envato Market terms, we may permanently disable your account. Other violations like the following may also result in your account being disabled:
- Submitting items that are not your own creation or that contain component assets that are not yours and that have not been properly licensed or sourced (this includes for use in item previews); or
- Uploading an item that is the output of a tutorial.