Of course, legally, they can do it. However, my frustration lies in that little reworking was done. As in, if they had taken my conceptual sketch, redrawn it, recolored it and edited it a bit more, I wouldn’t mind so much. It’s more that so little went into their side of their order with the client (fill bucket), compared to mine, and they made 7x more profit.
Not only that, their gig had no reviews until this one, and I can’t study much from their gig to make mine better. It has a badly formatted description, with two sentences, a couple of artworks on the thumbnails that aren’t particularly eye-catching, and nothing else. Perhaps their tags are good, but I had no way of knowing what they are.
Anyway, I understand why this is fine/fair/I should be happy I got a order, BUT I think its okay for me to be frustrated with this surprising experience (as a result of my assumptions on ToS.)
Especially when the client isn’t doing anything spectacularly good to resell my work and get higher paying clients… RIP
Thanks for all the replies!
**Edit: Looking at the ToS, it is technically not allowed, if I am reading this correctly. They cannot resell work on Fiverr, unless they buy a commercial licence. Otherwise their ownership falls under personal use.
To quote ToS:
“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.”