I like it!
The EGO of Google is so proud when it comes to “clever search”, but they are unbelievably working in favor of those pirates. Is it really hard to deal with this? Is it really hard to separate some words who only work in favor with those bloody warez sites?
Are they legal? (I know that being “LEGAL” is a big topic and there is much to talk about it. I really love Wikileaks for example, it did a great job. But you know what I mean, right?)
Then why do they still exist in Google search? This is unbelievable and so frustrating for all hardWorking authors. Google is guilty.
Unfortunately there is not much that can be done. As and when (regretfully) you find you files elsewhere the best you can do is to alert envato and potentially submit DCMA.
But this is not enough. We delivered to envato our work and they lost it pretty faster. How can you say “unfortunately there is not much that can be done.”? Sounds like a regular bad email support answer.
What about a tracker ID unique in some part of the code, to determine what customer is cheating? Like an exif in photography but printed by the system.
It is just an idea, maybe has a lot of impediments …but the new ideas come from initiative, no from negative “is nothing to do”.
Anyway, I want to know what Envato are doing in concrete.
I’m impressed how faster my new items are pirated. Just one day and bum! all for free.
Envato have some tracker system to know what customer are cheating and redistributing?
How Envato protect our items?
Watermarks are gone in some categories?
Text effects category don’t have watermarks, even old items have the watermark removed.
I can’t find any official article about this.
Try in art forums, social pages like deviant art, creatica, dribble, behance, etc. No high charge or zero chrge and get some good clicks.
I enjoy my work when I do my best. This is equal to a quality work. But take time… And in a relation between time/money with low sales is not a good equation.
But morally, I can’t do a poor job. And the sales are low to a quality items lost in the middle of flood uploaders.
I don’t like the idea of a lot of items and a lot of sales in general but low sales per item. I think that’s diminishing my respect about my profession. I need to get the right income by my effort.
So I’m trying to figure out how improve my earnings.