Just as Go was supposed to be the Java replacement?
Google is over-reaching again…just like it did with Wave and many other tools/services.
What Leonardo DaVinci is to the Renaissance period, Steve Jobs will be to IT in a couple of decades.
Very nice badges…love the design
Great category idea… really hope it’s successful.
I was 90% last time i checked….. haven’t been on it for months….
This looks like my current GMail theme, Helvetica http://lifehacker.com/5359972/helvetimail-gives-a-minimal-facelift-to-gmail
Isn’t this the same kind of artificial hype Google previously produced for their “Wave” project?
Yesterday, I found one of the recently released themes using some icon/graphics that I had custom created for one of my themes (already released). I have contacted the support staff along with clear proofs of the plagiarized icons. The staff has requested a signed DMCA notice so that they can take down the item and freeze the funds.
I was expecting the staff to tell that Author to remove those graphics or take down the item if not followed upon instructions. The DMCA notice is something I do not want to jump in. Further, I do not want to stretch the matter to that extent when it can be resolved within the decision power of Marketplace Authorities.What should I do next? Should I contact the Author and ask him to take down those icons? Do I have to resolve this on my level?
The DMCA is a legal protection that Envato has against authors that had their items taken down.
It prevents them from suing Envato, channeling all legal disputes to the two plaintiffs: the ripper, and the ripped-off.
In other words: Envato is proclaiming to be just a host for the files, handling payments for them. All copyright issues should be (and as normally is) handled by the two sides.
The DMCA notice will not be removed from the Envato marketplaces. I know that even without being in the staff.
It is just as stupid as per example MediaTemple preventing users to upload a theme to their servers because it was ripped off by someone.
This topic is just wrong. All legal disputes should be handled by lawyers, not Envato.
What Envato should do is to request more personal data about users, including copies after IDs. So when a legal dispute is under way because of a DMCA and there’s proof of that, it can provide details about the person that ripped off someone, and have them battle it out in the courts. But I’m not sure about this, since I haven’t studied all the DMCA and don’t know all the legal terms that it is under in Australia.
Bottom line: the system in place now is sound enough.
Second Bottom line: This copyright dispute is always tricky. I know for a fact that some authors purposely send false DMCAs or copyright infringement notices to Envato. They do this for files on the main page in the same category/trend with their own, just to have that item deactivated and for them to have more time in the “spotlight.” So in the end I understand Envato’s stand on this, and keep a long long distance from any copyright dispute/item filter. It’s just TOO tricky to judge.