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Blinn says


Guys, stop hounding this guy! I can’t read all these comments with a straight face, the indifference and patronizing posts I’m seeing here in response to this guy’s problem is disgusting.

Chances are most of you have nothing to do with this and therefore is none of your business. Leave this man alone, he’s suffered enough already! He’s probably humiliated and brought to his knees by now…

The public humiliation on these forums is unlike anything I’ve ever seen in my entire life. I’m ashamed to be an author now…

Koster, pay no attention to these men. They will only see eye-to-eye with you when they’re brought to their knees, too. What you brought up here is a real, legitimate issue that is causing pain and suffering to many, many people. I just hope the staff arrive to deal with this quickly…
What? Sure this might be a heated discussion with varying viewpoints but I don’t see anybody bashing on one another. I totally understand both sides, but I may be allowed to have an opinion ;) Lets keep this straight and fair for everyone involved.

I give up! I’m turning this over to the staff…

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Blinn says

Guys, stop hounding this guy! I can’t read all these comments with a straight face, the indifference and patronizing posts I’m seeing here in response to this guy’s problem is disgusting.

Chances are most of you have nothing to do with this and therefore is none of your business. Leave this man alone, he’s suffered enough already! He’s probably humiliated and brought to his knees by now…

The public humiliation on these forums is unlike anything I’ve ever seen in my entire life. I’m ashamed to be an author now…

Koster, pay no attention to these men. They will only see eye-to-eye with you when they’re brought to their knees, too. What you brought up here is a real, legitimate issue that is causing pain and suffering to many, many people. I just hope the staff arrive to deal with this quickly…

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Blinn says

Koster, I feel your pain…

Once, I used a sound effect from another site. Bought the license to it and everything. I made an underground river ambient track and put it on Youtube. Minutes later, I get a Content ID notice on that track and was just as confused as you are now.

I brought this up with the guy who owns the sounds and he told me to go e-mail his copyright enforcers or his “watchdog” as I remember. Fortunately, after sending an e-mail explaining the situation to them, the Content ID noticed was removed and the video was fine afterwards.

But if I have to send 1000 e-mails every month just to stop my account from being shut down over licenses I paid money to use…you’re absolutely right, this is a serious problem that nobody seems to care about if they’re not on the receiving end of it.

And to take it a step further, I’m concerned for the people who buy my sound effects on Audiojungle. Nobody has ever reported an issue of this nature to me but that’s because nobody (to my knowledge) has ever given my portfolio any real feedback outside of a rating and a “thanks” comment. Are they able to use it? I don’t know…

So far, the only thing I can suggest to you in a situation like this is to gather a collection of music and audio directly from the artists themselves, as in custom-made. If they’re honest and true to their word, they will tell you if the work is registered with Content ID or not.

One thing worth noting about music with Content ID: It must be registered into the system in order for Youtube to recognize it, which is a good thing.

I understand your frustration because I’ve been there, man…you have my support. You deserve better than this.

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Blinn says

I think the shopping cart system is producing results. :)

22 Sales so far!

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Blinn says

I just finished reading through the blog entry and found this:

“This release of the shopping cart allows logged in users to Add to Cart from item pages and Checkout. In future releases we’re looking to add:

Add to Cart from search results and collections
Add to Cart while logged out
Edit quantity <-- (Best news I've ever heard from Envato Market)
Item recommendations"

Having an Edit Quantity option in Envato’s new shopping cart is like the moment of joy after having a really painful wisdom tooth removed. That’s exactly the thing we needed, especially when buying sound effects. :)

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Blinn says

Not really much I’m looking for in particular, actually. I’ve already bought most of what I wanted (I buy things I want before Christmas arrives because chances are slim I’ll have it given to me as a Christmas present. That way, I’m not disappointed if I don’t get it. ;) ).

That said, I would like to have a few gadgets in my possession, such as:

1: An MP3 player that I can plug into a speaker system. My mom has an iPod Nano and she plugs it into a stand that plays her favorite music through a pair of speakers. If I had my own, I could play my music, sound demos, and ambient tracks on it.

I actually listen to one of my Audiojungle items when I go to bed (called Mystic Ambience 2) on a CD player I have in my room and it helps me sleep peacefully, especially given the fact that I am many times more nervous when sleeping in dead silence than sleeping in the dark. When I was a kid, it was the other way around.

2: An external USB HD, with at least 250 GB on it. Small enough that I can slip it into my pocket and that it doesn’t need to be plugged into a power strip like some of the larger and heavier ones.

3: A decent webcam because I don’t have one anymore. I do have a Kinect, but I’m hesitant to use that on Skype, especially after what happened as a result of me trying to use my Zoom H4n microphone to try and talk to my friends on Skype. When I did that, Skype froze, my computer crashed, and the power in my house went out.

(I’m still unsure if it was the mic that caused the blackout because we had a big storm that day and lighting struck at close range the exact moment my Skype froze. Go figure! :D )

That’s all I’ve got for now.

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Blinn says

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Blinn says

Funnily enough, the last item that sold was called Suspense.

By the way, Happy Thanksgiving!

While everyone else in my family is drinking wine, I’ve got Welch’s Sparkling Red grape juice. :)

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Blinn says

I don’t know what’ll happen when this VAT policy goes into effect; I just want to know I’m safe from the evil Tax Fuhrer when he starts knocking on people’s doors to collect. :D

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Blinn says

Hi guys, some broad answers to a few of the comments:

I think the main point here is that authors won’t receive or have responsibility over the VAT paid. In the transaction chain, for VAT purposes, Envato will step in as the supplier and manage the compliance.

If you’re concerned about a specific situation, please don’t hesitate to email taxinfo@envato.com. I’ve been on the phone with ThemePunch (wish we were talking for a more fun reason, but really cool to speak to them!). We are committed to our community and work with authors on specific situations.

Oh thank goodness, I was worried. :)

It’s not the VAT I was worried about, it’s the spaghetti legalese I was dreading.

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