IndustrialThemes
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IndustrialThemes
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Come on Envato support. A user is literally stealing money from me right now. He has sold 45 themes that are infringing directly on my copyright. I put in a support ticket a week ago but I haven’t heard so much as a peep from you:

Ticket ID: MUW-168-37409

I don’t want to call out the user publicly but this is getting ridiculous. I really don’t want to do the math on how much money this user has already made from me because I’m afraid of knowing the number…

PLEASE RESPOND TO MY TICKET AT LEAST!!!!!!

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ThemeFusion
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First thing you should do is fill out a DMCA, they will take down the file within 24 hours

IndustrialThemes
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IndustrialThemes
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But the user is a fellow ThemeForest author, do I really still need to do this?

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KingDog
Envato team
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I’ll let Support know. Thanks!

IndustrialThemes
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IndustrialThemes
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I’ll let Support know. Thanks!

Thanks! For anyone else who comes across this, support responded to me and told me the exact same thing @ThemeFusion told me: issue a takedown notice. Here’s a helpful article on it: http://support.envato.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/114.

Thanks @ThemeFusion

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ThemeFusion
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But the user is a fellow ThemeForest author, do I really still need to do this?

Yes, I agree it should not come to that, but it also depends on how deeply they copied you. If they stole your code and design, then they deserve a DMCA takedown, no questions asked. But it depends on how deep the “copy” goes.

Inspiration is one thing, copying is another.

Good luck!

IndustrialThemes
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IndustrialThemes
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Considering this user contacted me prior to releasing their theme telling me they had used my theme framework to make their theme, that they were aware I owned the copyright for it, and asking me if they could release it, and I did not give them permission, I would say, yes, it’s a pretty blatant, intentional copy. :)

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ThemeFusion
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Considering this user contacted me prior to releasing their theme telling me they had used my theme framework to make their theme, that they were aware I owned the copyright for it, and asking me if they could release it, and I did not give them permission, I would say, yes, it’s a pretty blatant, intentional copy. :)

Wow! If that is the case, then I think it deserves a DMCA …

IndustrialThemes
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IndustrialThemes
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So I submitted the DMCA Notice almost 48 hours ago and I haven’t heard anything from Envato, nor have they taken down the theme. I’m just wondering if this is a normal time to wait – does anyone know? I was thinking it was supposed to be within 24 hours but I don’t remember where I read that…

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contrastblack
Envato team
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So I submitted the DMCA Notice almost 48 hours ago and I haven’t heard anything from Envato, nor have they taken down the theme. I’m just wondering if this is a normal time to wait – does anyone know? I was thinking it was supposed to be within 24 hours but I don’t remember where I read that…

Hi IndustrialThemes,

I will check up on this matter and see what I can help out with.

Thank you for your patience.

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