I see sellers posting their completed work frequently - in one of two places - either on the gig “video” or “picture” area, or posted alongside the review of the client who purchased the item.
I don’t want to look up any Fiverr rules (yet), but my recollection is that if I have someone create something for me on Fiverr, the copyright is mine. (I would never purchase something where I gave up the rights.)
Ok, I had to find out, so I looked it up!!
Who Owns the Copyright?
On the Fiverr platform, buyers are granted all rights for the delivered work, unless otherwise specified by the seller on their Gig page
So there you have it!
When a person owns a copyright, their work can only be used/posted with permission. (Unless Fiverr has another policy? Please tell me if they do!)
I have had my own items posted by the seller on the gig or review page. At no time has any Fiverr seller ever asked me for permission to do this.
I find myself now being very careful of who I order from for certain items - so if they have items posted in either location, I move on and look for a seller who does NOT post them. There are some items, that it really doesn’t matter that much… but I believe it is still wrong for the seller to do.
I get the impression that Fiverr does not really care - because so many people do this. It is a big turn off to buyers who are concerned about copyright issues, and I believe many sellers may lose business because of this without even being aware. I am guessing that Fiverr, as a whole, loses business and reputation because this is done so frequently.
Please note that I have never mentioned this to any seller (yet). I just avoid ordering from them.
What thoughts do you have on this?