License and Standard – Ethical Reasoning Assignment

While on my internship I was tasked to add the company’s color palette to a set of templates.  The Company purchased a standard license from Studio Standard through Creative Market, an online marketplace for designs. 

  The AIGA Guide to Copyright under exclusive rights states that “The designer, as the copyright owner, has the exclusive rights to reproduce work; license work; prepare derivative works, such as a poster copied from a design; perform work; and display work.”  Since the Standard license is a permit to use such design, Studio Standard give permission for the company to utilize the template designs.  I did not receive a confidentiality nor a non-disclosure agreement from my internship site.