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placdarms Envato team says

I’m not here with the official staff reply. Just some personal thoughts after reading this discussion.

@Inlife – Keep in mind that “commercial use” and “commercial distribution” is not the same. However it was mentioned somewhere that CC BY is the only license from CreativeCommons that is suitable for assets.

Also we work by the rule that everything that is not allowed is forbidden. For example – if there is no license – we take it as any use/distribution is forbidden.

As far as i know – textures from lostandtaken.com can’t be resold as it clearly states: Please do not host textures elsewhere or redistribute them in their original format. There is no exception for including as assets within bigger project or something like that. You can always try to get permission from author, but normally we don’t accept them.

@Creattive – if you are using those textures. you should get permission from author or replace them as the liability for incorrectly licensed textures lies on author not Envato, VideoHive or reviewers.

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placdarms Envato team says

Please make sure you have subscribed to receive e-mails from VideoHive. Also make sure you check your spam folder in case it goes in there. If you have done everything and are still not getting these notification mails – please contact support.

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placdarms Envato team says

I just had a jackpot. Someone purchased extended license of my project using my referral link and I got all 100%

As always this is too good to be true. Well, I have to add that this happened right after a sale reversal of another project. :D

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placdarms Envato team says

I’m a full time fiverr seller myself and I don’t sell any illegal content. Saying that fiverr is meant for selling illegal shit is just really dumb. There are very honest and creative people there and yes, also some rats that sell go and take the shortcut by selling others work.

I have a good connection with fiverr’s customer support and I can get any gig removed within 24 hours if you just give me the link to the gig, and the link of the original videohive template.

Kind regards, Jerome

Unfortunately there are so many illegal gigs and Fiverr policy is pretty encouraging for illegal stuff that they outperform any good gigs that Fiverr might have and most people on VH hates that place. Anyway. i just e-mailed you links to 18 gigs that are based on my projects. Good luck with taking them down. I wasn’t lucky enough.

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placdarms Envato team says

I would never use Payoneer card for purchases. It’s way too hard to keep track of all kinds of hidden fees. When I first used the card I tried to withdraw money. Apparently my exchange rate calculations were wrong and I tried to take out more money than I had on the card. I tried once without sucess, then reduced the ammount by 10$ and tried again – no sucess, reduced by 10$ more and tried again. Still no sucess. Went home to see where is the problem and found out I was actually charged comission for each unsucessful attempt. That’s when i decided I’ll use that card as little as possible which were basically – take out all my money as soon as it arrives.

International money transfer is expensive. Don’t let them fool yourself believing someone could do that for cheep. They have their own methods to cover the expenses. If you are getting that for low price – then someone else is covering those expenses through all kinds of fees. Be smart and don’t be one who covers expenses for others.

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placdarms Envato team says

Thats great news.i love marissa work. Congrats Marissa, hope to see “approved by MArissa” asap.

It’s happening already. I guess Runshinrun had the honor to be the first to see that.

Welcome to the team.

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placdarms Envato team says

Hello, coder and developer ninjas. I have created few websites using PHP, MySQL and HTML, but i would consider myself a total beginner in this field. Instead video is my occupation and ever since I saw Facebook LookBack video project I’ve been thinking about tech behind it.

Can you share some guesses or potential ideas how they made it possible to take raw image material and render in a nice video authomatically. Could something similar be used to work with AfterEffects templates? Would it require some custom made rendering engine or could it somehow communicate with Existing After Effects or Adobe Media Encoder on the server to do the job? I know there are third party services that provides video encoding services through API. Would something like that be possible with video rendering?

As you see I’m clueless about the tech side, but I’m interested to hear opinions from people who knows the ins and outs of web coding and might shed some light in the process.

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placdarms Envato team says

I doubt ThemeForest reviewers would ever check Item Discussion subcategory of VideoHive. You might want to repost this to a correct category under ThemeForest to get more qualified response either from reviewers or suggestions from fellow authors.

http://themeforest.net/forums/topic/item-discussion/26
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placdarms Envato team says

First of all this is old thread you are bringing back to life. His item been approved almost month ago.

Secondly – as I explained in the original thread you are linking to – this is obviously the case when author is not aware of the requirement change. He is not rejected because he tried to protect his rights by applying watermark.

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placdarms Envato team says


Will I get rejected if I add watermarks? Nope. This is just an option to make things easier for authors. If you have one that you worry could get stolen without a watermark, you’re more than welcome to add one.
Please educate your reviewers about this, people get soft rejected because they use the watermark.

While the transition still happens, it’s hard to determine who is not aware of this change and who is leaving watermark purposely. If you have applied watermark purposely – please add a simple explanation in “message to reviewer” box and you will save yourself from a possible rejection.

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