Do you use a graphic design program, like Canva, to make graphics for your blog or business? Me too! I love Canva! But, there are some things you need to know to follow copyright laws.
It is illegal to resell an infographic that is created from a Canva template, even if you make it your own!
Canva does not allow you to use their graphic templates to make an infographic and then resell it. This is against the law, and violates Canva’s copyright. Simply changing the content of the design without changing the design is not considered creating original work. Therefore, you cannot resell this product and consider it your own work.
You CAN resell an infographic that is a completely original design that you created on Canva.
If you create your own, custom and original design simply using a blank slate on the Canva program, you can resell the final product. If you are going to sell original infographics, make sure to mention in your sale that the template is not affiliated with Canva in any official way. Additionally, ensure that your final product is 100% original, and does not simply copy Canva’s or any third party’s templates.
Using a program like Canva is a great way for you to take advantage of a powerful graphic design hub without having to be a wiz at Adobe products. That being said, you should be extremely careful not to violate any of the terms and conditions of Canva, and do not resell digital designs that are not rightfully yours. It would be a nightmare to have to litigate a copyright infringement case with such a large company and that would certainly tarnish your credibility and reputation in the creative community. Therefore, if you use Canva’s designs, GREAT! Just don’t claim them as your own. If you want to create original designs using Canva’s design platform, awesome! Just make sure that the designs are 100% your own creative work.