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230 posts What dreams may come...
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 7 years
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
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VideoMagus
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You can read the updates to the terms here:

ENVATO MARKET TERMS

8. BENEFITS… When you become a member you get an Envato market account…

9. RESPONSIBILITY… Your Membership is not transferable…

It’s not a benefit but a detriment for the responsible members… There should be specified some legal transferral cases and confirmation actions, when, for instance, an author would wish to trade the copyright on his/her whole media portfolio by a contract to a third party, who may be interested to continue selling and updating the same portfolio items at Envato market without re-submitting and under the same membership ‘brand-name’ as well; either for a situation when the selling portfolio, earned or prepaid amount could be transferred by ‘need’ of a disabled author / buyer or by ‘will’ of a deceased one to his/ her relative, friend or any inheritor, who might be recognized as a legal transferee authorized to use all the still downloadable purchased items / licenses and to spend all the still available unused monies / credits, and update the membership account data as well…

230 posts What dreams may come...
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 7 years
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
+8 more
VideoMagus
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As I’ve said a few times, I think a platform is a much more powerful approach for our markets, and in the long run I believe authors will prefer it because it puts them more in the driver’s seat.
A driver that doesn’t have steering wheel nor gearshift, but pays the fines. :(
+1 If you want to push the platform idea and that authors are selling direct, then Envato will need to give authors some more control, otherwise we’re not exactly in the drivers seat.

+ 3 new shiny badges, please, for the ‘driver’, ‘entrepreneur’ and ‘direct seller’ ;)

230 posts What dreams may come...
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 7 years
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
+8 more
VideoMagus
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ENVATO MARKET TERMS
2. Envato’s ecosystem of digital marketplaces helps millions of people around the world get creative and earn online…
3. The Envato Market sites are platforms that allow members to buy and SELL LICENSES to use digital items…
4. The items on Envato Market are owned by the authors…. We provide a platform… How buying items works
1. Item Price: When you ‘buy’ an item, you’re paying a price (?!) to the author for the right to use that item; you’re not actually buying the item itself. What you get includes a LICENSE DIRECTLY FROM THE AUTHOR (??!!) to use that item. Items are subject to specific terms of use, and these terms are the ‘LICENSE’ (!) that we (!!) set on behalf of authors… For the different types of licenses and what they mean see OUR (!!!) licensing page. This links to our licensing resources, and if you still have a licensing question you can open a support ticket (!!!!)

Licenses overview Did you know that when you purchase an item from one of our marketplaces, you’re actually purchasing a license to use that item??...

In fact all the LICENSES AT ENVATO market ARE ISSUED BY ENVATO incorporation… and consequently ARE SELLING BY ENVATO incorporation only, not by the individual authors…. WE THE AUTHORS WERE NOT / ARE NOT / WILL NOT GET ALLOWED TO SELL OUR OWN LICENSES…

So far we the authors are not any entrepreneurs here but really just the suppliers of our creative items, and Envato Inc is the only ‘direct seller’ of their Single and Multiple Licences to their buyers for using our digital products in exchange for the usual flat commission payments from Envato which is responsible for all the VAT, etc…

230 posts What dreams may come...
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 7 years
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
+8 more
VideoMagus
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Hey Eric, one old question often confusing both authors and buyers about rather unique VideoHive / Envato’s option of selling / buying the PACKS of motion graphic / VFX / live footage clips, and I guess other media items as well…

The current Envato licensing FAQ statement about the PACK items:

Are item packs still limited to a single end product?

Each item within the pack essentially gets its own license. Meaning each item can be used on a maximum of one end product.

How the new Envato licenses will be covering our various multi-item PACKS … Would be now the new Single License enough to use all the clips included in a PACK (in that case most of our PACKS looks too under-priced, especially when they are not just simple color, codec and frame-rate variations, but a few / dozens of different objects, subjects, shapes, effects, angles)?… Or each clip/track/etc from the PACK will still require the separate Single License (in that case any legal use of the PACKS loose its ‘bargain idea’ as too expensive to pay for the pack itself plus for the each of the clips single usage)…

And how Envato team will (or will not control) the actual use or breach of their licenses… Or now, in the new ‘platform’ terms, we are expecting to sell the Envato’s licenses but try our own best to get them correctly selling/using… And here I’m really sorry to ask you about this obvious contradiction – why we authors as the ‘direct sellers’ of our own ‘digital goods’ = ‘digital licenses’ are forcing to sell our digital goods as any Envato’s licences which are not a few optional legal templates from the helpful Envato specialists but the only very must choice of the only two forms…

Anyway IMHO our PACKS should be selling with a few kinds of some special simple default ’PACK-single/multi’ LICENSEs with some reasonable adjustments to the current prices (depending on the content) currently looking often extremely cheap but legally supposed to be limited by just one Single License for just one of the included clips while in fact it seems not realistic to control at all – with all my sincere gratitude to all the honest buyers here…

Please make a clear statement with all the details on the new ‘PACK’ licensing here, in the blog article with the License table, and new FAQ samples as well…

Thanks indeed…

230 posts What dreams may come...
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 7 years
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
+8 more
VideoMagus
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I still don’t understand what is a point of these “Author2Buyer” invoices if you are responsible for VAT.
I think it is mainly for declaring your INCOME to pay Income Tax.

;) The basic sample of the trick:

BEFORE / ENVATO AS THE COMMISSIONING RE-SELLER – Envato had to be the ‘direct seller’ of 100$ item and had to pay 70$ commission to an exclusive elite author, so Envato needed to declare their income of 100$ and manage to balance those 70$ for their business expenses (commission to the supplier) , while the author was fairly getting and simply declaring these 70$ as regular commission income from Envato…

AFTER / ENVATO AS THE PLATFORM FOR SELLERS – an Author shall be the ‘direct seller’ of the same 100$ item but as a 80$ item and will be paying 10$ to Envato, still getting the same 70$, but now getting puzzled to declare his 10$ (or in fact 12.5%-37,5%) higher income with bunch of confusing micro-invoices and trying to balance some allowed part of it as the business expenses, that will cause some over-estimated ‘income threshold’ problems for many low / middle income freelancers, while Envato will be absolutely happy to declare their income from the 100$ sale only of just $30 as 10$ from the author fee plus 20$ from the buyer fee…

So unfortunately we can’t say that an author will get just the same 70$… while I really appreciate that Collis tried to find a genius solution when ‘Both the wolves have eaten much and the sheep have not been touched’…

;) And… I had a dream… as a precaution of the starting author exodus due all the coming problems of new ‘direct selling’ pseudo-platform mess of incomes, fees, taxes, options, terms and conditions with many obvious and hidden contradictions at Envato 2015:

1/ Most of the low income authors (especially the non-exclusive and newcomers) will rather asap completely remove their portfolios to various more friendly markets, and will be very aggressively tarnishing Envato’s business and community reputation via various public forums and private blogs…

2/ Most of the middle class elite authors (especially the exclusive veterans) will still keep their well-selling portfolios here as long as possible but def will stop active uploading smth new due all the unpredictable risks, moral frustration, and reactive supplying to other major solid stock markets, and will rather focus on promoting them as well…

3/ Most of the elite top achievers will try to play by the new ‘platform’ rules as long as possible being pinned by their existing best-sellers’ and expecting for additional marketing bonuses from Envato and benefits of lowing internal competition at the elite level…

May be Envato experts have taken in account all that, and may be they even would be OK to filter the amount of low-selling authors/items in favour of the elite group exposure, but the overall Envato’s library, traffic, popularity and reputation will inevitably decline during the next year, and overall sales will be dropping consequently… So some of the ‘super hero’ authors will rather prefer to run only their own real ‘direct selling’ services without Envato ‘platform’ expenses and risks in the next years…

4/ Surely it’s impossible to predict behaviour of various regular and occasional Envato buyers, while their money flow anyway will follow their migrating favourite middle and high elite authors, who by the way also often are / were pretty active Envato buyers and promoters as well …

;) Absolutely with all the authors asking to avoid / reverse, revise / optimize the changes asap…

Thanks indeed…

230 posts What dreams may come...
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 7 years
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
+8 more
VideoMagus
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Basically every author from Poland (and from many other EU countries) needs to have own company because people cannot sell regularly without company.
I don’t think that’s new, any ongoing action that leads to getting income requires registering company according to law. “definiuje dzialalnosc gospodarcza jako (...) wykonywana w sposób zorganizowany i ciagly”. So that’s not the issue here.

Yes of course but Envato cannot issue invoice with our company details, right? I don’t get point of authors invoices.

What with situation where you sold $100 item? You get the invoice for this where your income is $100? Not $70? (70%)

Hey prestahome,

Every time you make a sale your statement shows the income that account has made (and issues an invoice for it). There will be a corresponding expense from Envato to you (our author fee).

Your income is all the sales, along with any other income on your account (such as referral income), and your expenses are all the author fees, swift fees, as well as any purchases you are making or other negative amounts on the account.

Your balance is your income minus your expenses, which is the pool you withdraw funds from.

I hope that helps!

Well, in that pretty new sticking’ just ‘Platform’ case Envato should ‘un-stick’ the old contributing / paying system for authors:

1/ Cancel the exclusivity obligations for authors, if now we are not any special contributors for Envato, but the free direct sellers…

2/ Remove the commission payment levels / paws, if now there should be only just sticked 80% level with fixed seller fee of 10 % to Envato…

3/ Help us to create, to sell and to promote our own multi-seller bundles, if it’s our ‘direct selling’ business now…

4/ Let us to control the prices for our ‘direct selling’ goods…

And so on… about money, ratings, tags…

230 posts What dreams may come...
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 7 years
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
+8 more
VideoMagus
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;) Purchased, thank you! Happy holidays!

230 posts What dreams may come...
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 7 years
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
+8 more
VideoMagus
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Please start accepting QuickTime ProRes4444 as the best codec with Alpha Channel…

230 posts What dreams may come...
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 7 years
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
+8 more
VideoMagus
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;) MANY THANKS!

230 posts What dreams may come...
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 7 years
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
+8 more
VideoMagus
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;) More details… – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/24p

Disadvantages of 24p

In general, 24 frames-per-second video has more trouble with fast camera motion than other, higher frame rates, sometimes showing a “strobe” or “choppy” motion, just like 24 frame/s film will if shot as if it is video, without slower camera panning & zooming motion. It is therefore not well-suited for programming requiring spontaneous camera action or “reality” camerawork.

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