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Ibby Staff says

Thank you for the post! It surely helps a lot.

But I have to say that the general impression is that you (envato) do not take any action against some marketplaces that sell rip-offs of videohive. They have been reported several times, we don’t even get a human-written answer from support after sending you links to several – as you call it “big players”.

Maybe you do it for your little baby themeforest…

This does not encourage me to further report anything to you guys. I just let my own stuff get removed and the rest of videohive stays online.

Hey Creattive!

Thanks for your response and feedback. We usually send DMCA takedown notices equally for all the marketplaces. Every month we report a lot of YouTube channels and other websites containing copyrighted content from VideoHive.

I understand that a response from support can be frustrating sometimes but that doesn’t necessarily mean that we do not review and send DMCAs for the content you report, it only means that we handle hundreds of daily abuse reports. There are some websites that are really hard to take down because of many reasons, one of them can be that the server is an offshore dedicated server and the company that owns the server does’t acknowledge our DMCAs.

Your abuse reports are really important to us, but we think that we can get better results if we work together on this.

Thanks!

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Ibby Staff says

Hello everybody,

We have published a new article and a series of resources regarding protection of your copyright.

We’ve put together a range of articles to give you all the resources you need to help you send your own DMCA takedown notices. You can find all the information about this and some additional comments via Collis’ Notes post. http://notes.envato.com/authors/protecting-your-copyright/

Just let us know if you have any questions.

Thanks!

Ibrahim

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Ibby Staff says

Thanks for the update Justin!

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Ibby Staff says

Hi doru,

You’re right on both counts, this isn’t new and it does refer to third party elements.

We’ll take your feedback on board for the next time we make changes to the terms!

Thanks so much!


I have a question:

on point 15. Selling Products (I’m not sure if this is new but since we are on the subject of the membership agreement)

under “As a Seller, you must” there is:

“ensure all copies of your Products bear a notice of ownership of the intellectual property rights in your Products;”

what is this? Isn’t the item under the marketplace license terms? Did I need to include my own license ( intellectual property rights )?

is this referring to third party elements used in the item, elements that need to be proper licensed?

I’m thinking is the second variant but I can’t be sure. If this is the case maybe the paragraph should be written more clear.
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Ibby Staff says

Hi threecords, I hope you are great.

We weren’t sure what you meant when you says that you “want to clarify when you upload the products? and also what you meant about someone pledging your design’ can you explain those questions to us again so we can help out?

With your question about piracy please have a look at this notes post http://notes.envato.com/authors/how-you-can-protect-your-copyright/

With your question about author’s copying design have a look at our content policy http://support.envato.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/284/64/envato-content-policy

For withdrawals, please see this information: http://support.envato.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/118

Thanks for your questions!


These changes are helpful…. I have few questions:

1. I am running a Software House and plan to upload my products here. I want to clarify when i upload the products? How can Envato protects my products from piracy and stolen and posted for free on hacked and pirated sites? 2. What are the withdrawing procedure from account ledger? I am from Pakistan and have bank account there so Envato will transfer my funds to my bank account? what are the details? 3. If some other author copied my product design, how u will take action? 4. If someone want to pledge my design? How should i inform Envato for pledging? 5. On sale is there any VAT and GST deductions?

Thanks
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Ibby Staff says

Thanks for adding to the conversation doru.

That’s right, the person who owns the copyright can file a DMCA notice whether or not their item is bundled with others, see our knowledgebase article:

http://support.envato.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/206/64/what-do-i-do-if-i-find-my-file-being-distributed-illegally

Thanks for your question doru.



Authors can send dmca notices that’s true, and it works sometimes, but what if my item is in pack of 20 items? And what if warez sites are sharing whole bundle in one file? I’m afraid that in that case only envato can do something and to protect authors.
Sorry if I’m wrong. Just thinking out loud.
It change nothing if your item is packed with other items. You ask for your item to be removed, to not be available, since you didn’t authorize the distribution on that website, and if other eventual 200 legal assets needs to be taken down is not your problem.
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Ibby Staff says

Hi candeed, thanks for raising this point.

Actually we do have a specific department/division for this where we work really hard reporting illegal content and frauds, it’s hard to control every single illegal link on internet but we do our best to keep your work safe and we are always thinking on how to get better results for this.

Having a specific forum for this is a great idea, I’ll make sure to let our staff know about this.

However, remember that DMCA process can help authors protect their rights, have a read to the response I have sent to dorde before.

Thanks so much for your questions and feedback.



Thank you.
You authorise Envato to submit a DMCA notice to others on your behalf regarding unauthorised use or copies of your Products made elsewhere (without obligation and at Envato’s sole discretion).

I just want to know if this is only for stolen works on envato’s marketplaces, when one author upload an item from other author, or envato will send dmca notice to other sites (file hosting and warez sites) where people are sharing our items for free (or for sale)?
And why “without obligation and at Envato’s sole discretion”? If envato don’t want to do that, will be fair to inform author if they don’t want to send dmca notice.
Authors can send dmca notices that’s true, and it works sometimes, but what if my item is in pack of 20 items? And what if warez sites are sharing whole bundle in one file? I’m afraid that in that case only envato can do something and to protect authors.
Sorry if I’m wrong. Just thinking out loud.

+1 .. Very interesting.

By the way, I think fight againts piracy is very challenging, and Envato as a big marketplace should have a division / a department with separated closed forum that deals with DMCA issues. Some exclusive authors who have that security sherrif badge can be asked to get involved.

Authors need protection. And most of them are just a creative people who are not familiar with legal matters.
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Ibby Staff says

Hi, you can find the full version by visiting the link below:

http://themeforest.net/legal/membership


Tell me, please, where you can find the full version of this document?
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Ibby Staff says

Hi dorde, I hope you are doing okay.

We know piracy is a big issue and we’ve talked about it in the following notes post:

http://notes.envato.com/authors/how-you-can-protect-your-copyright/

We needed to make a change in the marketplace terms to make sure we’ve got permission us to lodge DMCA notices on behalf of others, although usually it will be the copyright owners themselves who do that.

It doesn’t matter if your item is in a pack of 20, you can still send a DMCA notice. Also – if you see people using your work on our marketplaces have a look at our content policy http://support.envato.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/284/64/envato-content-policy and follow the steps, so we can investigate or take down infringing items.

I hope this information helps dorde, just let us know if you have more questions.


Thank you.
You authorise Envato to submit a DMCA notice to others on your behalf regarding unauthorised use or copies of your Products made elsewhere (without obligation and at Envato’s sole discretion).

I just want to know if this is only for stolen works on envato’s marketplaces, when one author upload an item from other author, or envato will send dmca notice to other sites (file hosting and warez sites) where people are sharing our items for free (or for sale)?
And why “without obligation and at Envato’s sole discretion”? If envato don’t want to do that, will be fair to inform author if they don’t want to send dmca notice.
Authors can send dmca notices that’s true, and it works sometimes, but what if my item is in pack of 20 items? And what if warez sites are sharing whole bundle in one file? I’m afraid that in that case only envato can do something and to protect authors.
Sorry if I’m wrong. Just thinking out loud.
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Ibby Staff says

Hey guys,

I hope you are great. Carmen will be answering your questions again very soon. Just make sure to leave your feedback or questions and she’ll be happy to assist you.

Have a great day everyone!

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