Guys, you also have to understand that certain items are removed to to infringing copyright rules, which more or less may be a great favor for buyers! As the copyright infringement could apply to the buyer for using copyrighted material ( and I’m not talking about stock photos )
Which is why we should be notified
haha most of the users talks just about to allow download or not. But the bigger issue here is when an item removed due to copyright infringement. Assume this scenario:
- Author A has 10 items in portfolio all of those are blatantly copied from multiple resources.
- 200 buyers purchases that author’s items. Atleast 100 buyer’s projects are live using those items.
- Later Envato receives several DMCAs towards those items and the author account banned.
- Now none of the buyers aware the purchased items are actually illegal. (we don’t notify to buyers)
- Also none of the buyer has original contact info of illegal author. (we aren’t recording identities)
A legit license is 1000 times important than just having an illegal source file in hand. Someone can get files from anywhere but without license, the file is useless. So it would be better if Enavto conveys the status deleted items to the buyers (the license still live or dead) in the download’s page.
Verifying author identities can result tremendous reduction of copyright infringements and as a result item deletions may reduce. Also it is time to put mild restrictions towards deletions in general for whatever reason.Ok, lets all just go back to argue about download button.
Yes they are free do do whatever they like.
Also support is not mandatory. However a good author does these things. If you decide to buy a new theme at some point, first check out the authors profile, his items and update frequency & user experiences. That way you won’t get dissapointed. About your issue….have you tried to contact the author about it? Maybe he does not update the theme but soes provide support on it? Anyway goodluck
I agree that its convenient to have a download available at all of times and maybe at some point it will be possible to have a system that works this way (it’s not impossible as some stocksites already operate like that)
But on the other hand; it’s the same as with support, it’s not manditory. T&C actually mention this so I think it’s best for now to lower your expectations. When you purchase an item you state that you agree with these conditions so I assume you are are aware of them. However I do believe that when a download becomes unavailable it must be clear immediatly what the reason is behind it. If it’s not the authors choice but it’s infringement of any kind buyeres ought to know.
-adress a DCMA
-Notify Mojo (they surely don’t want to facilitate this and may remove all of the stolen themes)
I agree with you. Would love to see more original work. However it looks like unique (in a good way ) templates & themes do not sell that great amount of nr’s as you would expect. I follow some great original authors with relatively low sales…
Everything discussed here does make sense in proper situations – what if I want a site for a movie and its concept is to have only a bigger video with autoplay (audio included) – is that so wrong? That’s the only purpose of the visitors to that site. Problem is when I have a portfolio/ company site and have a video at the bottom of the site which auto play – that’s bad!
That’s exactly the point. The ‘feature’ has to compliment the purpose (goal) of the website and be a service for the visitor, but the trend is that it is becoming a regular thing.
The question you should ask yourself: for who am I designing a theme (or template) and why
I really like smooth scrolling effect on OSx – that’s why I decided to implement the same effect for Windows users. I had few issues at the beginning but I think I get rid of them and now it’s working pretty well – so windows users now can have the same experience as mac ones (especially when using parallax effects and similar stuff). So – I’m not seing any problems in this kind of implementations.
Well, if a page takes ages to load for example users tend to leave the site. An audio or video can sometimes be effective but only in niche markets in my opinion. So it should not be a standard. As Ivor also mentiond scrollbars. I find some designs extremely annoying. Remember the purpose of using these features. Most website purposes are actually about serving the vistor and lead them to a goal which can be purchase or information. If this will be a pain for the user they leave. So the goal of the website is not reached.
edit: and all this goes for other jquery stuff as well
Those copyright infringement fees can only be determined by a judge or some other person of law after reviewing the case. I highly doubt your (Naspos) figure of 25% is accurate and even when you pay him there hasn’t been anything decided by a person of law. The copyright holder might as well just act like you didn’t pay him anything since there isn’t a contract or a decision by court that states you need to pay it and a proof you have actually paid the sum.
People buy the theme/template and not the photo’s as theyre supposed to be replaced anyway. The figure is just a wild guess and can only to be determined by a judge.