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Sophonic says

Ok, all a purchaser has to do is enter license details and they are good to go. If you just simply do this there is no revenue being made by me or another author off your video.

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Sophonic says

Ok just got in contact with Adrev to confirm. A Youtube channel can indeed be Pre-Whitelisted before release/upload of a video. “In fact most major companies are whitelisted already”

I will be adding a suggestion in my item descriptions to producers of video content for clients that they contact me or use the adrev contact form to pre-whitelist a clients channel before handover of their finished product.

I certainly think all authors using Adrev to protect their property should be letting potential buyers know in their descriptions.

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Sophonic says

Hello Koster, im sorry if it’s too late but I would be happy to help you out by whitelisting your clients YouTube account and that would solve any current claims or claims on future uploads using my music.

When we say educate we don’t mean the companies that hire guys like you but more so directly informing you guys. A clients YouTube channel can actually be whitelisted before any uploads are actually done which would not trigger any claims.

As far as the use of AdRev its all we got at the moment track illegal usage and give protection or at least a little compensation which dare I say is actually deserved. If you saw the numbers you would be shocked to see how many stolen instances of my music there is, it snowballs. I got people/companies using watermarked versions, playing it in the background while recording their video, recording it with a cell phone and playing it back, it’s crazy.

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Sophonic says

Yep, old was better, please put it back.

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Sophonic says

Jhunger is absolutely correct, it’s either do a service like AdRev first or deal with the nightmare of having to prove its your music after someone else does it with your music.

Either way this is becoming the norm at least on YouTube. If you want to post videos and monetize them you now have to prove the content is actually yours to use. It’s not just music, there are services for images and videos now as well. Everyones hard work deserves to be protected.

Elephantwoman, this is not considered or like a royalty at all. Please don’t misinform people. Just use your license you paid for to a clear the video, takes seconds.

This is why when I make my YouTube videos I want to use Envato market place items instead of using questionable free footage. I have peace of mind knowing I have the license and can prove its my right to use the content I’ve chosen.

It’s a win win for everyone, Envato gets new customers and potential for multi-marketplace sales, customers can feel secure knowing they have licensed content , and we have less of our hard work stolen and a chance to make back money if it is.

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Sophonic says


Wonder if they’ll let us select our markets than. I wouldn’t sell anywhere where VAT was being taken out of the profit – these themes are already ridiculously cheap.

Either that or double the price of all items! :)

Note: This is my opinion as an author. It does not reflect the opinion of Moderators, Envato Staff or Envato!

(From Google play store, making it super easy for their authors)

Tax rates & valued-added tax (VAT)

Important note for developers selling paid apps in European Union countries

Starting January 1, 2015, due to a change in Value-Added Tax (VAT) laws in the European Union (EU), Google will be responsible for determining, charging, and remitting VAT for Google Play Store app and content purchases for EU customers. Google will send VAT for EU customers’ app purchases to the appropriate authority.

Once the change is in place, you won’t need to calculate and send VAT separately for EU customers. No action is required on your part. Even if you’re not located in the EU, this change in VAT laws will still apply.

Rest of article https://support.google.com/googleplay/android-developer/answer/138000?hl=en

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Sophonic says

It’s not as big of a deal as some of us are making it out to be, takes all of 30 seconds probably to go through the clearing process. If someone buys a ticket to get into a movie they then have to show it to ticket taker who lets you in. Why sell a license if no one has to really use it?

Thanks to AdRev I have caught TONS of people stealing my music and then people stealing their stolen music, it’s actually mind blowing how many people are using our music for free. I have actually heard on one video what sounds like someone held their cell phone up to the speaker and recorded my song and then used it.

I’m thankful I have this service as I have been able to send people who wanted to make things right and get the license to AudioJungle to make a purchase and possibly become long standing buyers and buying other authors music as well.

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Sophonic says

They can take as long as they want as long as they do the right thing. I think its a good sign they are taking longer, I don’t think they had a clue of all the ramifications of the initial announcement. It was going to be a nightmare for everyone, not just the US authors.

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Sophonic says

Congrats on your track winning! You are awesome to give back like that.

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Just to say, I’ve had a customer contact me saying they cannot buy my item. This has happened a number of times now over the course of a couple of weeks according to a bunch of authours. A seven day wait for a potential customer to get a response from support basically means no sale.

Can someone from staff weigh in and let us know what the best way to deal with this (pretty major) issue is please? Like I said, contacting support isn’t an option if we want the sale, many clients need the file quickly for their projects.

Thanks,

Taco

I’ve had a few of these come through now (just had another an hour ago in fact), one of which was for a $306 Music & Broadcast License.

Support got back to me a whole week later, simply with:

It sounds like the instances you mention are around the same time we had experienced some temporary outages. If your buyers continue to have issues purchasing, please have the [sic] contact us directly. I’m sorry for the inconvenience.

Fortunately, as a non-exclusive, I was able to sell the Music & Broadcast license independently, off my own back. Not so good if this is happening to Exclusive authors here, where the issue is out of their hands pretty much.

Wow, potential money being loss everywhere, you were lucky they actually contacted you, others are not so lucky. The support thing is out of control, I think its time to hire a few more people.

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