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Can I add a custom extra to be commercial use?

Hello. I do some digital art and logos in my gigs but those gigs don’t have the embedded option for commercial use. My question is if I add an extra as commercial use, will it follow the same commercial use legal points mentioned in TOS? meaning, do I own the art?

I just want to be able to use my own art that I created for (for buyers) for the front gig picture.

and if i’m missing something please do point it out.

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Ownership and limitations: When purchasing a Gig on Fiverr, unless clearly stated otherwise on the Seller’s Gig page/description, when the work is delivered, and subject to payment, the Buyer is granted all intellectual property rights, including but not limited to, copyrights for the work delivered from the Seller, and the Seller waives any and all moral rights therein. The delivered work shall be considered work-for-hire under the U.S. Copyright Act. In the event the delivered work does not meet the requirements of work-for-hire or when US Copyright Act does not apply, the Seller expressly agrees to assign to Buyer the copyright in the delivered work. All transfer and assignment of intellectual property to Buyer shall be subject to full payment for the Gig and the delivery may not be used if payment is cancelled for any reason. For removal of doubt, in custom created work (such as art work, design work, report generation etc.), the delivered work shall be the exclusive property of Buyer, and Seller assigns all rights, title and interest in the delivered work. Some Gigs (including for custom created work) charge additional payments (through Gig Extras) for a Commercial Use License. This means that if you purchase the Gig for personal use, you will own all rights you require for such use, and will not need the Commercial Use License. If you intend to use it for any charge or other consideration, or for any purpose that is directly or indirectly in connection with any business, or other undertaking intended for profit, you will need to buy the Commercial Use License through a Gig Extra and will have broader rights that cover your business use.

Above information is from the TOS.

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Yes I have read that. But that doesnt answer my question really. I’m asking if I can add a commercial use extra on my own even if the category of my gig doesnt have a commercial use option.

Your answer is actually there above. It’s stated that sellers can add to their gig extras. Because most gig have no commercial licence mentioned on their gig category. So it’s left for you to add to your gig extras.

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I don’t see why you wouldn’t be able to define a commercial use license as an extra. You can define even several licenses, to my mind. But it is even better if you ask directly the buyer whether it is OK to use the logo in your fiverr portfolio samples. I even included a requirement question to ask that, and every buyer can answer when they make the order.

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