Can I do this for a theme?

Discussion in 'iOS Themes and Customization' started by Appman, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. Appman

    Appman Community Development Staff Member

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    I want to sell a theme on Cydia. But I didn't make the icons, some person put them on a site for free. I would give the person credit for the icons, but can I sell the theme legally? Just wanted to know if I could do this or if it's considered stealing. The person just put them out there for people to get.
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    Chicken Retired Moderator

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    Bad bad karma, and usually if you sell something that is given for free that’s illegal.

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  3. Appman

    Appman Community Development Staff Member

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    Thanks for the quick reply I won't be selling that theme
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    What if I bought the icons? Could I sell then?

    Where can I buy icons?
  4. Sarcasm Siempre

    Sarcasm Siempre New Member

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    Selling themes in general is not a good idea. Especially since there's no way to protect them, so all it takes is one person to download it and they can redistribute it to everyone else.

    If you're selling a theme, it had better be pretty damn good.
  5. SkylarEC

    SkylarEC Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    You will need to check to see which license(s) the images are released under.
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    it depends. post the theme.

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    no just ask the person who posted the icons first and yo should be OK as long as he made the icons.
  7. JIMIneitor

    JIMIneitor Banned

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    not to be rude, but i wouldnt pay for a theme when there are more than one hundred out there, and theyre free
  8. Appman

    Appman Community Development Staff Member

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    No but, if I made a really good theme from scratch (which I am working on now)with tons of icons, I would like to charge a small price.

    SkylarEC, what do u mean? What if something dosent have a liscence?
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    Appman take my advice and make it free no one will want to by it especialy when you can ssh and change the theme name and make in my theme.
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    Shawa Super Moderator

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    I would assume they were released for free for personal, non-commercial use. If you want to sell it, talk it over with the original creator, maybe work out splitting the profits.

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