Way to go buddy!
Write a DMCA takedwon notice to envato, this is the best way. When it comes to this matter the envato support is just a waste of time.
Congratulations! In 2 years I will join you!
Some nice input, so keep it coming!
Unfortunately there is one user at the marketplace who is uploading items to the Adobe Exchange without even asking the original author. I already contacted this person, but he decided to ignore the mails, but he has no problem to remove one of my comments from his item about this theme. There is no way to report (unbelievable but true) the matter with Adobe directly. So I wrote last week a support ticket and the following answer I received:
“Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will have it investigated and take appropriate action if necessary.”
I other worths, we don’t care. The user is still online, and didn’t remove anything. In the meantime he is collecting revenues from my and other authors work.
I demand the return of this referrals to the original authors or if this is not possible, donate the money but don’t reward people that shameless steeling from other authors.
Thank you Collis, I have decided to replace the picture with a stock model, in the end its only a preview picture and not worth all the trouble.
By the way, the picture in question was from 1942 and published at wikipedia under public domain license. Even with a link to the page, the reviewer soft rejected it. Just as information for other authors.
oh and the public domain law just changed http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/19/business/public-domain-works-can-be-copyrighted-anew-justices-rule.html so it may not be public domain anymore
So the whole World has to live under US Law? I don’t think so!
Today one of my flyers was soft rejected because of use of a Public Domain picture of Kathrin Hepburn. I don’t get it?