I wouldn’t stress it too much, man. I haven’t sold files on here in a while, but here’s what I would do.
1. Ignore it. Pirating can be a good thing. The way I see it, someone liked my files so much that they decided to share it with the world. They’re taking their time to market you. Sure you’re not getting money directly, but I’ve had multiple people come to me and tell me they found my files on a pirating site and then came here to purchased my files.
2. If it really bothers you, use http://analytics.envato.com/ to see where the referrals are coming from. If you see a big amount coming from a certain pirate site, go and ask for a removal.
If you get the author’s permission, you can use pretty much anything.
Tried to screen share the other day, turns out, you have to pay for it now? BS.
Switched to Google Chat.
I got an idea that might make everyone happy.
How about Envato continues to release these 2-week long bundles, but whenever a bundle is out, everyone is making 80-100% on their sales. That way, your sales may go down, but get evened out with higher profit.
The Envato team started this for themselves, so I doubt they are making plans on selling any time soon. However, if someone came to them with a large enough offer (i.e. facebook buying instagram for a billion) I’m sure they’ll take it, but that does NOT mean we’d be gone. If anything, it would most likely be run by the same guys and have even more money to invest/expand.
You don’t have anything to worry about.
I’m looking to drop some cash into a serious work chair too. I’ve been looking at the Aeron line but I want to sit in one before I spend that much. I get bad pain in the middle back between the shoulder blades all the time. Would be great to find a chair that would help with that.
The Aeron line is amazing. I have a buddy here in Seattle that has an office filled with these and I instantly saw a difference when I sat in one. It’s not like “ohh my god this chair is so confortable” type of chair, but no matter how long you sit in one, you never get the urge to standup/stretch.
For anyone interested, they are a bit expensive but for a job where you sit 90% of the work day, it should be your #1 priority.
KingDog, definitely see one before buying it though. They come in different sizes and should be “fitted”.