One of my dear family friends Pushpa is from Nepal and I would be more than happy to contribute to help ease the suffering of her people. Praying daily for Nepal.
Yes, well done Envato! I especially enjoy the story that introduces us to Marisa Joyner from FluxVFX in Austin, Texas. As a fellow Texan living near Dallas, I really identify with her story because our work habits and daily lives are so similar.
Check out her story here: http://youtu.be/2a-RRfXKeeA
Thank you for including my projects!
There is one very nice by SUPER-8 “String Theory Christmas Greetings“. I think it deserves to be part of your collection
Thank you for suggesting my project flasheasy, it’s very kind of you! Also, many thanks to FastNOC for being a great customer and creating this collection. I’m sure it will help many buyers quickly find outstanding Christmas projects!
It all boils down to the money, what’s the point of making a unique file if it’s not going to sell well. That statement doesn’t justify copying, but it explains the mindset that authors are stuck in these days.
Well said Graham—I get what you’re saying man! Unfortunately, most of life’s motivations center around making more money. I’m a red-blooded capitalist who believes in a free and virtuous society. But this shouldn’t come solely at the expense of other people’s hard work and determination. We need to have a vested interest in everything we aspire to do in life!
If you feel someone is infringing on your copyright you can contact support and they will take care of it if necessary.
But there will always be authors copying popular items simply because they want/need to follow the trend and want/need to deliver what customers want and buy. To some degree, it is a natural development. Almost none author here is not inspired by other works – let that be videohive or TV ads, videos seen on youtube/vimeo, demo reels of other people, shows motion graphics, sport openers etc etc.Of course if it goes beyond being “inspired by” to “stolen from”, we have copyright infringements and as I said above, support will take care of that.
Thanks for your insight and advice Tobi. I always contact support with copyright concerns; they are very helpful in most cases.
I just wanted to vent my frustration, as well as challenge fellow authors to create original works without compromising their ethics.
Ultimately, we all want to inspire buyers to purchase through our individual creativity!
To whom it may concern:
Lately, I have discovered too many files for sale on Videohive that are heavily “inspired” by some of mine and others most popular works.
A few authors (even an Elite) are so desperate for a fresh concept that they infringe upon the designs of other authors—this is terribly disappointing!
I have more respect for thieves who steal my projects and distribute them for free than I do for authors who steal my concepts and claim them as their own!
There’s plenty of room here for creativity, so please try to be original and create your own work—I have a family to feed!
Here’s a very simple formula to follow: Originality + Usability + Quality = Success!
Now, go create something amazing!