The best way to educate ourselves is to look at the copyright laws themselves. Copyright is protected by treaties between countries so the country in which the copyright is filed or created determines usage.
In the USA you can get information at copyright.gov.
I’d suggest to authors to look at these pointers on fair use: http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-fairuse.html
From the page…
Uploading or downloading works protected by copyright without the authority of the copyright owner is an infringement of the copyright owner’s exclusive rights of reproduction and/or distribution. Anyone found to have infringed a copyrighted work may be liable for statutory damages up to $30,000 for each work infringed and, if willful infringement is proven by the copyright owner, that amount may be increased up to $150,000 for each work infringed. In addition, an infringer of a work may also be liable for the attorney’s fees incurred by the copyright owner to enforce his or her rights.
Whether or not a particular work is being made available under the authority of the copyright owner is a question of fact. But since any original work of authorship fixed in a tangible medium (including a computer file) is protected by federal copyright law upon creation, in the absence of clear information to the contrary, most works may be assumed to be protected by federal copyright law.
Sounds like a price increase for those items needs to happen.
Let’s be totally honest no mater what system is used it doesn’t get to the heart of what is posted all over the forums. How long before my item is reviewed.
When we had numbers people complained that the number wasn’t changing fast enough for them. Now that we have the bar those same people complain that without the numbers they can’t get an idea of where they are in the queue line, so they can go back and complain about why it’s taking so long.
Unfortunately there’s really no easy answer to this problem so I have to commend the Envato staff for trying to find a solution.
Honestly a reviewer can only review X amount of items in a given time, provided that the authors have prepared their files correctly. Larger items take longer. The queue is a variable time-to-market item that would be next to impossible to determine how long something takes.
Another issue with the queue is reviewer availability. If a reviewer has skills in a given area and they come on it makes more sense for them to tackle those files before others that they may not be as skilled in. So the queue is not a first-in-first-to-market mechanism.
So again the numbers are not 100% correct.
I’d be more inclined to vote for a stepped approach that shows me how long my items has been in the review process and shows me the current step in the process that the file is in.
- Submitted - Under Review - Held (for additional XYZ ) - Rejected - Accepted
I think that where I’m in line doesn’t really matter and a progress bar or a queue with numbers doesn’t really communicate the approval process well either way.
I’d love to have a number of days range from submit to market/rejection.
I’m sorry, but I may be the only one who thinks this, but it looks ugly and out of place. It should match the theme of the current site (such as codecanyon, or themeforest) and not be as big. Other than that, it’s a good addition.
No you’re not the only one. It does graphically feel a little out of place. I do like that it shows how long an item has been in the queue so you can get a better idea of time it takes to get your items reviewed.
I would be great to be able to see an average submit to review time based on marketplace and the type of item being submitted. I think as an author it would be great to know.
Congratulations. If you haven’t purchased anything from him today would be a good day to grab one of his files.
You’re welcome. Honestly I love crunching the numbers just so I can get a better idea of things. Must be why I’m doing UX work for an analytics company.
I of course to be honest just create things that I like to create not based on maybes and what ifs. But it does show what the customers of the marketplace are by type. I’d love to see a persona study on the sites.
Matu here’s another for you…
Under Web Elements I went into buttons… There are only 2 items that have not sold under this area. Average price is $2-9 each sale.
Chances are if you create Buttons you’re going to get a sale as 99.9% of all buttons sell.
If you then take and average the number of sales (you take the sales of all items add them together and divide by the total number of items)... To much to count now.
But same idea… (661 buttons)
The average price an author can expect for creating web buttons is $3 the math actually comes out to $3.18 so you’d round it down.
Now if you take the average price by the average sales you’d get what typically an author can expect in sales doing buttons based on their commission rate.
Just didn’t have it in my to add together 661 items worth of sales to get the average sales. But you get the idea.
Of course this is all averages individual results would be above or below.
I organized each category by sales went to the last sale to get the total (upper right now displaying) and did the math.
I was curious and by no means is this detailed enough to get to the heart of what sells and what doesn’t but I was curious under what top level categories sold and how much penetration each category had. The numbers below reflect sales (so if it sold 1 copy it counts).
Number of Items for Sale: 4,785
Number of Items Sold: 4,191
Percentage chance of selling in category: 87.6%
Number of Items for Sale: 7,043
Number of Items Sold: 6,641
Percentage chance of selling in category: 94.3%
Number of Items for Sale: 2,953
Number of Items Sold: 2,925
Percentage chance of selling in category: 99.1%
Number of Items for Sale: 1,969
Number of Items Sold: 1,887
Percentage chance of selling in category: 95.8%
Number of Items for Sale: 11,789
Number of Items Sold: 9,054
Percentage chance of selling in category: 76.8%
Number of Items for Sale: 1,321
Number of Items Sold: 1,262
Percentage chance of selling in category: 95.5%
Number of Items for Sale: 135
Number of Items Sold: 122
Percentage chance of selling in category: 90.4%
Number of Items for Sale: 3,071
Number of Items Sold: 1,082
Percentage chance of selling in category: 35.2%
I know that various factors effect statistics such as these and as you look at price vs sales that also plays a part. For example if you put a logo on the marketplace you may only have a 35.2% chance of getting a sale however the sale would be $29 so you could sell less to have success.
Once again I was just curious.
I’d like to see a new item newsletter that goes out to people whom have purchased more than 5 of my items whenever a new item is approved.
Santa I’ve tried to stay good all year and I’d like to see an authors ONLY area of the forums so others can talk about item issues and other subjects that might not be appropriate for our customers to see.
Lastly if you can find it in your heart I’d like to see a customer support system put into place that alerts me when someone posts a question or makes a comment on any of my items.
Your Pal BrianCoyDesign
PS while I might not have any cookies in my files you’re more than welcome to enjoy a beer and a sausage when you come by.