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smudgethis says

Dude seriously…I think you need to check this out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paranoia. btw I’m sure when you started here your first project was a little bit inspired by someones else work. You can send links to my items to authors who you think i “copied” I will be gratful. eot

You have two items in your portfolio. One is a photo gallery attached to a tree…

see: Photo Gallery on a Sunny Afternoon by Bluehatdesign

The other item in your gallery ‘Shapes Opener’ is a direct copy of ‘Colorful Shapes Opener’ by AeYaz.

I am actually really glad that you came into this forum to argue your case as you are exactly the type of person who in my opinion is stagnating the market place with duplicated and copied projects. More needs to be done to stop this as it is unfair to the authors who come up with the original idea.

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smudgethis says

Sometimes you see so many crying people here :) as sfxstudio said its hard to find the line between inspiring and copying.

And your other item? Seriously!! Do you just look at the featured projects list and see which ones you have the technical ability to duplicate… poorly?

I may sound angry but I joined this site to sell unique projects under the impression that I and my fellow authors would be protected by the umbrella that is Envato’s copyright policy.

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smudgethis says

Sometimes you see so many crying people here :) as sfxstudio said its hard to find the line between inspiring and copying.

You say we should stop moaning about people taking inspiration/copying other projects? Ok, lets take a look at your portfolio… OH!! Would you look at that, a tree with a photo frame attached to it only nowhere near as good as the original that was uploaded earlier in the year.

This is exactly the problem right here. People like ‘the quoted poster’ see this site as an opportunity to just copy (yeah I’m not using the word inspired here) a great template and steal a marketshare of the sales.

Come up with your own ideas!!!

On a side note could a member of staff seriously look into this duplication issue? I am yet to see an example where the duplicated/inspired by item is better than the original so honestly, what is the point of allowing them on the marketplace?

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smudgethis says

Taken directly from “An Introduction to the Marketplaces for Authors” on the Envato site…

“Other Reasons Items Might Not Be Approved Occasionally, items will be rejected for other reasons. These reasons include: If similar items are already in the library. Check our Files We Do And Don’t Need articles to find out about saturated item types for your Marketplace. Please only submit an item from these categories if it is exceptionally well done or provides a unique take on a familiar item.”

“Envato takes copyright violation very seriously. If we discover that a work has violated copyright we will ban the author from the Envato Marketplaces, freeze any funds made from the sale of that work and in some cases the injured party will take legal action against you – ensure you are aware of the rules.”

“Only the copyright holder of a work may do the following… Create derivative works or alter the work in any way.”

“What is a Copyright Infringement? The item must NOT be based on any other item. – For example you cannot submit a website template that is based on an established website. Similarly you cannot submit an item which is too similar to another item for sale on an Envato marketplace or another website.”

So in theory we are all protected against having our work duplicated and ‘inspired by’.

Hmmmmm?

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smudgethis says

The photos in trees project is a perfect example. It is so annoying to see creative designers work being ripped off. They had the idea, they created a stylish item that sells well and then others can just copy that and not only make money off that creativity but flood the marketplace with duplicates.

The example I am referring to is an inforgraphic project that is a direct copy of the ‘Seo corporate typography’ pack by Pixflow. I have informed the author.

I think Envato need to take a serious look at this behaviour as it runs the risk of transforming what could be a great inspirational portal of motion graphics into a breeding ground of rip off artists and duplicate projects.

Envato has to protect the talented authors who take pride in creating unique beautiful work, they are earning a lot of money for the company and are helping to grow the ever increasing portfolio of awesome work.

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smudgethis says

Has anyone else seen the duplicate project on the homepage this morning?

I can’t link to it but a very quick scan will easily identify the template that has been slightly inspired by the awesome SEO corporate typography project that was featured a few weeks back.

This attitude of seeing what sells well and just ripping it off is so so low and I really think more should be done about it. I for one would like to see accounts suspended when it is clear that a project has been copied so exactly just to take away a share of its success.

Is that too extreme?

J

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smudgethis says

Have you contacted the original author of the templates? I believe politeness dictates that’s where the work should go first…

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smudgethis says

Hi there,

I want to throw my hat in the ring for this. It looks as though a couple of elements of one of my templates were used for the “metrics” video and so I can guarantee a style that will suit your past examples.

I am registered as Smudgethis ltd and you can check out my portfolio on Videohive or if you email me james@smudgethis.com I will send you a link to my personal website.

Kind regards James

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smudgethis says

No way!!

“all elite authors will be happy to know that they are entitled to free tattoos for the duration of the birthday celebrations…”

sorry, was I supposed to keep that a secret?

Happy Birthday guys n gals!

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