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GDragoN says

Exclusive author starts with 50%, and that increases gradually to up to 70% when you reach 75.000 in sales. Here is the calculator for the earnings over time: http://codecanyon.net/make_money/become_an_author#calculator

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GDragoN says

yes, I generated the code from there and insert the license confirmation panel and accepts no me

That is most likely key for the theme. Problem is that if the plugin is bundled with the theme, you must be able to use it without special license for that plugin. You need to contact theme author to clarify why he bundled the plugin you can’t use.

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GDragoN says

is there anyone planning to close his account and remove the files? I can t imagine for the EU elite authors how much will be past VAT and even worst the penalty to not be declared/

I think that a lot of authors will leave in the next year if this is not resolved. I know 2 Elite authors that have removed their (one removed all items, and other all but one) items in the past 2 weeks.

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GDragoN says

This is one of the consequences from the Envato decision to allow bundling plugins with themes, and it was bound to happen, and it will continue to happen until everyone realizes that it was bad idea to start with. Buyers want to get more for less money, Envato wants to have mega themes that do everything and theme authors are cornered and forced to bundle things that are never meant to be part of the theme. This has to stop, or more security issue are going to happen.

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GDragoN says

And have you seen the Alexa rank for ThemeForest and CodeCanyon, this is very troubling trend, and no wonder many authors report lower sales, and many authors decided to remove some items. And this trend will continue if the Envato doesn’t solve current situation and realizes that without authors there is no Envato.

http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/themeforest.net
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/codecanyon.net
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GDragoN says


Can you post the list of questions you plan to ask already, so we don’t start positing same things as suggestions?

^ actually I don’t have concrete questions right now. I’ve just talked to him and scheduled an appointment. Feel free to ask any question.

As mentioned it probably doesn’t apply to your country!

In many regards, most European (not only EU) countries have similar tax laws and many things might apply to most of the authors here, since we are dealing with basics of how any sort of buyer/seller agreement works.

1. Can any company issue invoice in your name without your permission and without all the required information about your business (and that includes your full address and other details)? 2. What are legal definitions of business transactions that can be conducted and apply to what we have here: author -> Envato -> buyer and how can this be classified? 3. Can Envato act as a seller for some transactions (with EU VAT) and as something else for other transactions (as they claim we sell directly) to buyers outside of EU?

That’s it for now.

Milan

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GDragoN says

Can you post the list of questions you plan to ask already, so we don’t start positing same things as suggestions?

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GDragoN says

Open ticket with Envato support and explain what has happened in detail, there is nothing you can do in the forum with any copyright related problem.

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GDragoN says

Update looks bad, yes, but there is no way Envato will admit that and revert it. Just install the stylesheet to override it and set colors you like. End of story. Too bad many updates in the recent months have gone this road…

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GDragoN says

How do you check the codes? is this only a wordpress feature only.

No, this is done through Envato API. There are PHP libraries built in, and WordPress plugins that can do it (I made 2 for this purpose). It can be added to any support related system, API is universal.

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