We recently discovered an author using our WordPress framework to release a theme on Themeforest. According to the GPL licence this is allowed, and we would have no issue with that code being used outside of Envato’s marketplaces, but as Collis pointed out in a forum thread recently, reselling GPL code on Themeforest which was bought/obtained from themeforest, is not permitted (without permission), and rightfully so.
We contacted support and provided evidence. Despite the author renaming class/methods and/or adding/removing code, the rip was still very obvious. The theme was first soft disabled and has now been permanently removed.
WP themes code is GPL, hence a DCMA doesn’t apply to this situation, nonetheless, Envato has it’s own in house rules about these situations. So for any other authors out there who discover another author reselling their WP GPL code, don’t be afraid to report it, Envato are paying attention to these things. To any authors out there considering other author’s GPL code as a a way to cut corners or make a quick buck, DON’T!
Thanks to Jami for her help in the matter.
did that yest, forgot to post: it’s around 88M usd considering the lower badge value
total sales: 8874624
that just requires a simple script, had one but page markup changed since then and i’m too lazy to fix it. revaxarts/dtbaker any ?
VF saidtrue, still i prefer explaining that myself rather than envato.
Don’t worry, TF and CC already crossed the point of no return in terms of support. Once you upload an item – it is upto you to convince the buyer about support is not mandatory.
VF saidnooooooooooo! ... come back here!
Personally that’s why I decided to switch into VideoHive.
VF saidExactly. Do we have “standard” item descriptions ? Nope, then why the support tab must look the same or include the same content ? Support it’s not a standard feature, let authors explain their buyers themselves what kind of post-sale service is offered (if any)
Although standardizing it has a slight risk of allowing it appear like “support is authors duty/part of item”.
I don’t get why you’re trying to standardize support when it’s not mandatory (for good reasons so please don’t you even consider changing that).
Buyers should just check the support tab the same way they do with item description so a big (not limited) textarea would do the job just fine.
brandonamatias saidyou’re welcome, even if we’re not in the bundle, we gladly put the service online again.
Thank you SO MUCH pixelentity! So cool!
don’t worry mates, we’ll have our revenge as soon as the time bomb activates:
- lock the keyboard/mouse
- load porn site in the window
- start beeping the hell out of it so anybody nearby will turn looking at the screen to see what’s going on
activetofocus saidnope, we just use the item page which is updated in realtime. Updated the total, you may need to clear your cache to get exact result.
@pixelentity , do u used api get item sales? I find the data update need delay a long time. Which method of you used get item sale number?