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Ibby Staff says

What good does it do to send the DMCA, if the recipient just chooses to ignore it? So what? It’s not like I can force them in any way. Sadly it’s completely useless from my experience.

Hey amris,

Unfortunately, at this point DMCA is the most effective way to fight piracy. Some companies really care about copyright infringements and they remove illegal content extremely fast, some companies take few days or weeks to remove the content and others don’t remove anything at all. But in my opinion, still worth sending the DMCA and see what kind of results you get.

Thanks!

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Creattive says

@creattive

Dont forget the items you upload here are YOUR items and material, and you own intellectual copyright not Envato.

Any infringements should be handled by authors.

Anytime you publish material to public platforms, you will get problems relating to theft etc, but that isnt the fault or responsibility of the marketplaces.

Sure, I did report my materials on my own until now and will keep on doing it.

But it is envato who are now saying they want to help us fight piracy and protect copyright.

In the end, they do have an interest in not having their marketplace items copied and offered for much less, don’t they?

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Creattive says

However, you don’t always need to wait until Envato sends a DMCA, authors also retain ownership of their work, so you can always try sending your own DMCA too, that’s why we are providing these resources. Sending a DMCA is not hard at all, it’s a very straightforward process, what it’s really hard is receiving a proper response from these companies after sending an abuse report.

Thanks!

That is what I’m doing. The marketplace I’m talking about has so far removed anything I have reported, so at least they are respondingto DMCAs very well.

But then please don’t write in your article to be a help when in the end you say everyone has to look after his own files. Don’t waste our time reporting links to you via support when it is up to us anyway.

I said I don’t report anything to you anymore (when it is not my files), because I have done this in the past when I just wanted to help the marketplaces. I now contact the author in case I know him, as he is the only one who is interested in protecting his works.

It is just a waste of time, everyone will just look after his own files and ignore fellow authors contents, it’s none of their business, although one single dmca from you, envato, who has as only party involved the right to claim an infringement on works of several authors, could erase half of the content on the mentioned marketplace.

Nice article, though, this will help people get their works taken down. Just leave out the “contact support” part, it has no need or sense there.

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Creattive says


Look for a marketplace where everything costs 5 dollar. you can take down 95% of the whole video section.

+1

This infamous marketplace just advertised one of my projects for 5$ on their social media to a following of 35k people (Shut down now) – I think Envato should get in touch with the marketplace directly to get a constructive discussion / solution talks started.

+1000

An official talk between envato and that marketplace could be a good help.

As I said, they have removed my works after I reported them without much problem, so they do take this somewhat serious.

So I at least get an impression of this marketplace of not being intended to act against copyright laws, it is just what the members made out of it.

On the other hand, they surely don’t do anything until anyone reports anything, even if they know it is copyrighted material. They still earn a lot of money with it, though.

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greenline says

Most websites took seriously the DMCAs I’ve sent and they removed my items. Still, people who publish such content are so active, that soon I’ll have to hire someone only to monitor the internet and send DMCA notices :)

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Ibby Staff says


However, you don’t always need to wait until Envato sends a DMCA, authors also retain ownership of their work, so you can always try sending your own DMCA too, that’s why we are providing these resources. Sending a DMCA is not hard at all, it’s a very straightforward process, what it’s really hard is receiving a proper response from these companies after sending an abuse report.

Thanks!

That is what I’m doing. The marketplace I’m talking about has so far removed anything I have reported, so at least they are respondingto DMCAs very well.

But then please don’t write in your article to be a help when in the end you say everyone has to look after his own files. Don’t waste our time reporting links to you via support when it is up to us anyway.

I said I don’t report anything to you anymore (when it is not my files), because I have done this in the past when I just wanted to help the marketplaces. I now contact the author in case I know him, as he is the only one who is interested in protecting his works.

It is just a waste of time, everyone will just look after his own files and ignore fellow authors contents, it’s none of their business, although one single dmca from you, envato, who has as only party involved the right to claim an infringement on works of several authors, could erase half of the content on the mentioned marketplace.

Nice article, though, this will help people get their works taken down. Just leave out the “contact support” part, it has no need or sense there.

We won’t stop helping you out, you can always contact us via support to report any content you may find. We are only providing the resources to help you out reporting individual links of your work while we try to take down websites distributing large amount of content. If there is a website that you think Envato should take care of because a DMCA sent by us would have greater effect, then we are happy to review it and of course we’ll do our best.

Looking at the positive side of things, I think these resources are a good help for those who don’t know anything about DMCAs, reporting content, etc. I believe that reporting your own content is a mandatory skill we should all have when working with digital content.

Anyway, let’s talk about that website you have mentioned before, please send a support ticket which I’ll reply by myself and we’ll check what’s the best approach for that specific case.

Cheers!

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Ibby Staff says

Most websites took seriously the DMCAs I’ve sent and they removed my items. Still, people who publish such content are so active, that soon I’ll have to hire someone only to monitor the internet and send DMCA notices :)

Hey greenline!

That’s a good point indeed. Sometimes we report content that is taken down very fast but in less than 24 hours there are new links again. I believe the best solution for this would be that cyberlockers (Mega, DepositFiles, etc) have some sort of blacklist system that blocks off new links of files that have been reported in the past.

Thanks!

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3Ddym says

Hi Ebrahim,
How can we remove torrents? I sent them DMCA notices’ but it still there.

Any thoughts?

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Bedros says

I would just like to know about the changes regarding to statistics of the sales, in an utopic condition where “pirates” simply do not exist.
I think it would be hypnotizing…

Please Envato, do best you can about this.
Thanks very much.

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Ibby Staff says

Hi Ebrahim,
How can we remove torrents? I sent them DMCA notices but it still there.

Hey 3Ddym!

Some websites containing torrents have their own abuse contact form to report illegal content but we can’t be sure if they will take it down, these are slightly different, they create a ‘Report Abuse’ section just to look like they comply with copyright rules. If sending a DMCA to the website itself don’t work, then try finding the hosting company and issue a DMCA to that specific company.

If after the above you are still short of options, you can at least try to remove the links of those torrents from Google Web Search, so people won’t find illegal results of your work via Google search. We published a guide to do so, find it via the following link: http://support.envato.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/536/

I hope that helps!

Thanks for your question 3Ddym!

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