A few users contacted me about my files being distributed on this website which provides various services for 5$. After contacting their support for the first time, they asked me to send some documents to prove copyright ownership, I wasn’t in the mood at that time and just showed them the link to my portfolio but it wasn’t enough and the services stayed online.
The second time, again after being informed by envato users, I had to do something and sent again an email to their support with about 40 links and this time I was successful.
Today I found only 5-6 of those services and decided to contact the sellers directly because I was really curious what they had to say. One of them said the following:
“You’re speaking as if you own the files.” ..after 2 more messages he offered me a percentage of his earnings.
So, fellow authors, have you experienced the same and is envato doing anything to protect us and them (since they’re losing money too)?
welcome to the club..damn giraffes
What site are you talking about ? Can you send me a message through my profile page? Who knows? Maybe i’ll find some of my own. Thank you!
I’m for a long time in the club but chose to ignore it (at least the classic giraffes) but couldn’t take it any longer after seeing 40+ people selling the same files and claiming to be graphic designers on a “legit” website.
I know the mods will close this thread but please envato, do something about this.
Nexion my friend nothing can be done at the moment, otherwise singers and millionaire companies already had a solution.
my suggestion is to ignore them as QuickandEasy suggested me a long ago, even if you’re right in being sad and pissed. I totally understand you, but I think you’re a good designer and you will always come out with new things.
the innovation that should change something in the next years, is to go “Cloud”, as Adobe is doing, in order to have total control over the Web users and the payed services (in theory).
EDIT: I just read you consider “legit” that website..can you please pm me a link?
I can live with the giraffes, like you said, nothing can be done and I think other authors have decided the same after the last wave of giraffe threads on this forum.
But this is a real company, giving a platform to thieves who then sell our files (or the result of our files) as their own, and there are hundreds of our files, that’s why I think envato can take legal action.
@nexion, can you give me the link too? Thanks!
Hi there, I’m also interested – can you send me a link, please? Thanks!
Hey, if you can also ask for a link. Thanks !