Hahaha!! Did they know they were being filmed?
I’m thrilled already…
It is also possible to detect whether a particular exclusive track is selling on other marketplaces using fingerprints technology. So if the “exclusivity cheating” is detected soundizer would notify Envato staff about that. I’m sure this could be fully automated with soundizer engine. However big efforts need to be done so I would need to understand is Envato really interested in that automated “exclusivity cheating” monitoring?
I’ve never read anything like that. Unique.
I am one of the wrong do-ers and I feel ashamed, I truly am. I had my own personal reasons to somehow “justify” it for now, but that is no excuse and doesn’t make it right. I report myself and hereby as proof a copy of my ticket:
What I did was wrong to everyone of you who are playing the normal and right game and I will take full responsibility for my own actions, also if that means that my account will be closed. I offered to payback of course the 17% I earned too much in these 2,5 months I am here.
It is good that this came out and the business should be played fair for everyone, no matter what reasons or excuses.
Again, I feel ashamed and I am very very sorry everybody.
General Information Ticket ID #YSD-172-83478 Full Name Jaap Visser Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Reporting myself… Hello,
Hereby I would like to report myself for not being honest with the exclusivity of my account. I have started this account at the end of January with the honest approach to be an exclusive author here. However after I while I decided that I also wanted to join some other sites with my music and I opted out for exclusivity, however after 1 week or so (instead of waiting the 4 weeks) I became restless and started uploading music already to other sites and since I am in quite a horrible situation in my private life (which should not be an excuse or defense, just explaining myself) I decided to revoke the opt out since I thought, ah maybe just for a tad longer since I can use the money now and I am not a big seller anyway.
However this is plain wrong and due to suddenly being a featured artist and also the forum topic about people being angry about it (and they have every right!) I opted out this afternoon and decided to report myself.
I am willing to undergo every action you find suited and I want to compensate the money that I earned too much. I do sincerly hope I can stay as non exclusive author, but I would understand if you decided to demand the 17% too much earned money back and to close my account.
My deepest apologies and not only for you, but I feel ashamed to the authors who are playing the fair game in this already difficult world and what I have done is wrong.
My best regards,Jaap Visser
I went on a tirade about this a few years back. I agree 100%. It is not fair to Envato and it is certainly not fair to the non-exclusive artists who take a smaller rate. Any author who finds an exclusive author selling the same tracks elsewhere (renamed or not), should notify Envato immediately. The cheating author should be penalized.
It often happens. Don’t pay attention to this… It doesn’t have much impact on your success here anyway.
Great points, and nice to know that everybody is rushing to add his input and support. I agree as well, but I think this will be hard to control and avoid, as people are always going to try and “cheat” Envato. I have to say I’ve never caught anyone abusing of their “Exclusive” status, but I think it also makes sense to keep pointing names and reporting to Envato’s support anytime you catch dishonest authors. At least, Envato’s allowing you and all of us to join them in fighting rules infringement. I know it can be exhausting, but it also is for them, so we all need to help each other.
Perhaps interested in becoming a reviewer yourself?
Sorry, read it at work and forgot to answer later.
Sure I’m interested but I wouldn’t apply for it.
On the musically side I would say yes. On most other nessesary sides it wouldn’t fit.
Today my english knowledge wouldn’t be good enough. Also my experiences in online-business are at the startpoint.
Tomorrow I’m to old.So it’s just my interest because we work so close together, they handle our beloved work and we don’t know much about their daily job.
Hehe… Well, whether we know or not, it doesn’t make much difference…