How to post a preview file to the Figma community?

Sometimes I like to post Figma files to the community that are originally purchased, like my Spotless icons collection.

But if I don‘t flatten the layers, people can duplicate the file and edit the icons for free. So, is there a way where people can duplicate the file, but have only view privileges to the file? Or perhaps I have no other choice than to flatten the layers?

File duplication is the creation of a copy of the original file in the user’s Drafts, where he is the editor.

If you want users to have view-only access, you don’t need to publish the file to Figma Community. Just share the link to the file in your channels with the permissions you want.

That makes sense. Thanks a lot!