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pixelgrade says

Hi everyone,

It seems that ThemeForest is a place where someone can’t do proper business anymore. Just an hour ago our Lens theme ([link removed]) was deleted because someone filed a DMCA takedown because we have stolen everything (these were their words) from the [name removed] theme.

Well if that is the case, I will leave it up to you.

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FlatKing says

Sorry but it’s a painful copy, you have left nav and images – Just like they do!

In all seriousness, I cannot see any similarities, it works and looks different (Obviously themes like this are going to look Similar as most do in the photography category)

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webinpixels says
same concept – yes, but I’ve to agree with FlatKing, I can’t see any similarities too.
..because we have stolen everything (these were their words) from the [name removed] theme.
but dont know about code, css, etc.
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mountainthemes says

Yes they’re similar but far to be the same thing. [name removed] is better.

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pixelgrade says

@webinpixels: We can guarantee that there aren’t two similar lines between these two themes – the DMCA concern only the visual part.

@mountainthemes: It doesn’t matter if it’s better or not – they DMCA request claim to be the same thing.

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Parallelus says

On this one I would say the DMCA process failed. I did only a brief surface scan of the designs but I see nothing that would be considered copyright infringement.

Something working against you right now is an unfortunate track record of getting too much “inspiration” from other themes. I remember the original version of that theme you released on May 2nd, 2013. That would have been a valid DMCA in my opinion.

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codeblvck says

they might look similar but I dont see what you have stolen. However im more concerned that TF/envato would just delete/disable an item without any basis other then receiving a dmca complaint. I think it should come naturally to compare the two items before they take one off just like that. And looking at them both I dont see what is ‘stolen’ in your theme. The drag concept doesn’t belong to the [name removed] author neither does placing the menu in the sidebar.

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Dzinc says

Hi pixelgrade, I’m sorry to hear you are currently having issues with a DMCA takedown notice.

Please take a moment to read this article, where you can find additional information on how to proceed in case you do not agree that there has been a copyright violation.

However, due to our Community Guidelines, we kindly ask that these matters be discussed via Support. Should you need any further guidance/help, please do open a support ticket and support staff will be glad to assist.

Your patience and understanding are highly appreciated.

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