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  • Eliminate the “author fee” and put the entire fee on the buyer. And stick this information in fine print in the TOS where it belongs. Then buyers won’t care about paying a “30% fee” unless they actually read the TOS (and they won’t).
  • Allow authors to include a legal liability disclaimer in their items (another basic right of any “seller”).

+1 for both these. But the problem is author fee is variable (Not a static 30%). Combining it with buyer fee will be crazy.

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Great! :)

(Missed to see this thread as it is visible only under GraphicRiver category)

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It’s better than not managing them at all.

This level of support is mandatory – since certain aspects are very similar to changing the marketplace policy overnight with intentionally convincing wordings to keep us silent.

I guess Envato unnecessarily lost trust with the mandatory support announcement – which strongly added negative point of views towards every decision they make later and today.

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^ In theory, there is no reason for changes on DMCA process due to the current changes. But since we aware this place rapidly becoming a rabbit hole, we better ask all kind of questions priorly. :D

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Hi Collis,

I had asked about a disclaimer earlier, but didn’t see an answer yet. Is this still something you’re looking into to?

Honestly I’m a bit surprised more authors haven’t spoken up about this. Because now that our names are on the invoices, without any type of usage disclaimer, we’re all incredibly vulnerable now.

I realize leaving this up to authors could make things tricky. So it probably makes sense to just add a generic disclaimer in some fine print, and force the buyer to click “I Agree” before they’re able to complete their purchase.

If possible, please let us know an ETA on an answer for this. To me, it’s such an important issue that I really wish I could soft-disable my items until we get an answer on this. Because I feel really uncomfortably selling here without any type of basic legal protection.
+1

Sorry for my ignorance if any but this creates another question. If a seller infringes copyright, should we send DMCA take down notice to Envato or the seller? In these situations how deep the marketplace/platform involve from now? Any changes on hosting responsibilities?

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Guys I just spent some time chatting on Skype with Collis… what an awesome guy I was positively shocked and surprised when I got the call (in a good way :) ).

He explained some stuff to me, and all have to tell you… why not commission system… well trust me we do not want it!

About VAT, it is not a biggy, the statement that Envato is taking care of it (he basically answered all my questions) is quite enough now for me, calmed me down totally.

If you want more answers do send him a mail, he is a super friendly guy, was a blast skyping with him!

And if you check my previous comments I was quite a pain in the behind on forums :P

Thank you Collis very much, i am open to a skype chat any time ;)

Do you mean 5 Star rating for support answers? :D

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Something like “empowering and celebrating authors” makes no sense to me… (especially when you could easily empower authors by following their suggestions)

As experienced authors/community we should understand about these casual wording interests showed historically by Envato. Kind of never ending “hyped wording” habit / marketing strategy even on a critical announcement. The past/dead word ‘commission’ seems to be exaggerated / sugar coated version of something else. In the same way we may find the actual meaning of “empowering and celebrating” in the future.

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From the blog post:

However we didn’t do a good job of some of the language and commercial documentation we’ve used across Envato Market in the past. In particular, we used the word ‘commission’ incorrectly when talking about rates and on payment notes. This unfortunately led to a large amount of confusion.

Commission was the word used even for the author withdrawals. hmm…

These days I not even read the blog posts fully (as someday that also going to change – as it “was” incorrect). Just focusing on work and waiting for 1 bad day to face. That’s better than sticking with each and every announcement and getting minor heart attacks every occasion.

Ignorance is bliss! :D

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