When you buy your Resale Rights product, whether it is MRR or PLR, it is important to check exactly what those rights are. Effectively there is no such thing as “standard” resale rights as some have claimed. Yes, sometimes the distributor of a “Resale Rights bundle” will include their own “standard license” but that may vary from someone else’s. Resale Rights licenses can appear in different formats, can be found in different parts of your package and may have different terms and conditions applied to them. Let’s take a closer look…..Where will you find the Resale Rights License?
Usually your package will have come in “zip” format, i.e. all the various files have been compressed together in one archive file to save space, and make it more convenient. First of all, you need to “unzip” them using software such as WinZip or WinRAR. This extracts the files into their normal folder structure. Usually you will find the License file in one of the following formats:
The most common format is a PDF or a TXT file. Usually it has the word “License” or “Read Me” somewhere in the file name. Once you have located the file, open it and have a look inside.
What about products where the Resale Rights License is part of the ebook itself?
It is quite often the case, especially with MRR ebooks that the license is actually contained within the ebook itself, rather than a separate file. You might have to spend a bit of time looking for it but it is usually within either the first 3 pages of the ebook, or on the very last. Sometimes it can be quite complex with all sorts of terms and conditions, in some cases it might be a simple sentence at the end of the ebook “You have full rights to do with this ebook as you want”.
How about if there is still no mention of a License inside the ebook but the source file is included?
I have noticed with a quite a number of PLR products that there isn’t a separate license as such included, but as well as the actual product in PDF format, the source file in Microsoft Word format is also there.
<Disclaimer>This is NOT repeat NOT legal advice and I won’t take any responsibility if you get into legal issues. If you are unsure, then either take appropriate legal advice, contact the original author or do not sell the product.
Having said that – this is what I do. If the source file is included then that almost certainly implies Resale Rights. Whoever you bought it from has not passed on the license to you, either because they forgot or they themselves did not receive it. Read the ebook carefully – if there is no mention of copyright anywhere then you should be fine.
(On a side note I was nearly caught out once – I was about to sell an ebook which came complete with source files, I did a quick check and on the second page it had a huge copyright warning. It pays to check)
As a final check put the name of the product into Google. There should be others selling the same product as you, with the same graphic and possibly same sales page. That means you’ll be fine – there’s safety in numbers. If on the other hand Google and Yahoo don’t bring up any other searches for your PLR product I’d have a much closer look at it.
If in doubt, don’t sell it. It’s not worth it, there is such a huge choice of Resale Rights material to sell, never ever get hung up on one specific product. Just put it to one side and move on to the next one.