Hey, Envato staff, if anyone of you reading this message, it means that I am no longer alive because internet pirates have killed me. Kidding.
Seriously though, I have an idea for you and for all authors from videohive. Many authors from videohive are willing to pay to protect their projects. What if you will make something like a Competition-Startup for devs? It’s necessary to create a script that will ask a purchase code when opening a project that was purchased from videohive.
Why I called it “Competition-Startup”?
1. The prize fund will be formed by 20-30 authors from videohive. For example each authors will give $100 and when the script will be ready, these authors will get the script.
2. Those authors, who did not create the fund, will be able to buy the script from Codecanyon (or from VideoHive, section Add Ons).
I am not a programmer and I find it hard to say, as much it is possible to create such script. But if it possible, then I think this “Competition-Startup” will be the fastest and most convenient way to create this script. And everyone will be happy – developers will get cash reward + an opportunity make money by selling the script, authors from will protect their projects, Envato will save money on the development and in the future will make a profit because the script will reduce piracy of projects.
Well, what do you think?
Another “Head Shot” from Vectorica… Come on guys, let’s get out of here. The contest is closed.
Hey Nick, it’s really sad, I know it. Two days ago was opened this thread. http://videohive.net/forums/thread/protecting-projects/162806 If you want then you can write there couple of your thoughts. I alredy did it.
Hey Vectorica, my T-shirt from Elite Care Pack has become a little bit small for me now. So I decided to participate to get a new one. But now, when I saw your variant of wallpaper, my plans was shattered!
Cool work, my friend!
My project has only 13 sales and it is already on all pirate sites. And I’m not talking about the rest of my projects.
While we are fighting alone, sending letters DMCA, sending letters to Support of pirate sites, it will be a drop in the sea in the fight against the Buccaneers. Forget about DMCA, forget about this way when you are fighting alone. I tried it, I know! File sharing sites will remove your projects if you ask them (but not all sites and not fast as you want), but they appear in the same place again and again. No, no you can try. But it will take much of your time and your nerves.
The only way just turn on your inner nirvana and to make new projects and not to pay attention on it. You’ll feel better, but it will not help to stop pirates to share your projects.
All this will happen as long as it will not be centralized. I am willing to pay some percentage from each sale of my project to The Envato’s Department To Combat The Illicit Proliferation Of Projects and Copyright Protection. But wait, the department does not exist. Pretty sad, because it would be useful for all authors and for Envato as well.
Well, then what can I do now? You’re right! — To turn on my inner nirvana and to be happy!
PS: And please, spare me of the phrase — “Those who uploads our projects from pirate sites will not buy it from VH”. This phrase was invented by pirates. It is an illusion and a self-deception!