We have a case where another author has copied design/code from one of our themes and wanted to get your feedback on how to approach this.
1. We sent a DMCA to Envato and they disabled the theme.
2. They author responsible, sent a DMCA back, which is a total nonsense in intself. Using the “everybody in themeforest steals each other” card, it’s beyond funny.
Envato’s response, totally unfair seeing the obvious copying of our theme
The item will now be reinstated between 10 and 14 business days from when we received the counter notice, but the item will not be reinstated if we receive evidence from you that you have commenced legal proceedings against the author about their item.
What we can do right now is
1. Sue him, and spend more money on the case than we actually earn from that file.
2. Leave this guy alone so he can continue copying other people works
None of this is suitable to us and made me wonder, what if someone downloads your theme, sells it in their account and until you sue them and win the case you can’t do anything about it.
Cases can last for years or even more if the guys are from a third world country with no laws whatsover about copyright.
Just found out the Automattic bought WooCommerce, and this will change the way it was implemented.
First of all we’ll get a new API site.
If it goes into core, many new rules will be in the game.
If it goes into core, does that mean all themes should support it ? If yes would the default theme price change ?
I would love to see some feedback from you guys.
It was not accurate at all when it was there. Don’t see them bringing it back
I am wondering if you have any information about using audiojungle sound effects in a theme, how does that work, is it allowed? Do I have to contact the file author to get permission? There is no Extended license option for the files I want to use.
I think that if you clearly state that the font is not included in the package it shouldn’t be a problem. It’s just like when you make the theme compatible with premium plugins but you don’t include them in your theme.
Yup, I agree on this one, and I think reviewers need to change their behavior while not acting as Robots.
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@ImanGM : This is due to review process, and I’m just fine with soft rejects, they do really improve the product, but the problem is the procedure by stopping at the first problem they find leaving chances for another soft reject
@Enabled : Beside the staff replies I really wanted to hear what the community got to say, it’s not a riot, it’s just a problem, and after all it is a community all of this. Back to the thread, you’re saying that they don’t go through all the problems, as they have to deal with lot of files, and this is perfectly fine for the first time, but after the item is passed it means it meets 95% of the requirements, so why wont you hold on all the problem it got and deal with them for good.