Many thanks for all the replies everyone! I’ll do my best to contribute some useful stuff =)
oohh…cookies! I’m all about that. Well actually I’m a triscuit guy, addictive little things.
But thanks much everyone! =)
It takes multiple days for them to review the files and make sure that they are up to standards.
Thanks FlyerCapsule, mrcharlesbrown, cata05, kevinhamil, and unlockedart!
Honestly when it comes to piracy I think the best thing you can do is educate the end consumer.
For independent designers every sale counts, and means a lot to the person who created the item. If you let people know this through interaction / thank you’s, it can definitely help prevent people from tossing files up on pirate file sharing services.
That being said, you cannot stop it, there is simply no way to. People will steal things on the internet, but if people are going through that trouble, it means you likely have a cool file on your hands. Consider it a very strange compliment. As others have said you can send a cease and desist, but they’re not terribly effective.
I’m a brand new author here, and look forward to being a part of the community. I am a full time graphic designer, and really enjoy making various tools for graphic designers to help them work faster and make new, cool stuff! It’s always rewarding to see how people use your tools in ways you never would have expected.
So yeah, I will be uploading a bunch of new stuff over the coming weeks, and adding a bit of spice to my profile =)
Here’s a link to my profile (need to make a header…next project!) http://graphicriver.net/user/mattborchert