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felt_tips Volunteer moderator says


I think we do need to wait for an official ruling here. And I think we do need to know about what happened and why. This effects all of our incomes, and for those of us who are very respectful of copyright, it sometimes feels like there’s an “guilty until proven innocent” attitude sneaking in. This mustn’t happen. This would not be a victory for copyright protection. This would be a gross over-reaction to a tricky and subtle problem.
Totally agree. Can you communicate with someone from the staff ?

Let’s wait and see what the outcome is first.

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cyzer says

waiting with all of you guys. This is just unbelievable

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cyzer says

Anyway before we know all sides of the coin… I guess that would happen if a very big company or producer would fill a copyright complaint about videohive author. Envato would disable account instantaneously – affraid of getting into bigger trouble. I am sure he will comeback… with maybe one file less :)

In Envato we all are like a family http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX7GycmeQVo they would not do that.

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KingDog Envato team says

I don’t know the details and I won’t speculate on the situation, but Support will not disable an account for trivial reasons. If it was a DMCA there is a strict procedure we need to follow – http://support.envato.com/index.php?/Live/Knowledgebase/Article/View/115

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Massfocus says

Wow i just readup this thread, i hope he will come back. His work was a true inspiration for allot of us. I wonder how the issue will be resolved.

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felt_tips Volunteer moderator says

http://vimeo.com/46518650 This project looks very similar to one of his broadcast packs… Maybe they have purchased his project from videohive, or maybe he copied this project.

I’d be very surprised if a large high-end piece of channel branding, completed by a big mograph studio (probably via a bigger branding agency) for an even bigger TV channel would even begin to think about using a $30 template. Far too much risk involved.

Nothing’s impossible, I guess.

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abrial says

felt_tips, I think the same but i also think that the punishment is very severe. We are going to lose one of the best motiongraher. One mistake in 3 years and everything finish? :(

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vaynah says

To me, it doesn’t look like vectorica copied that project. I can see that he might have been inspired by some of it’s animations, but overall they are nowhere near the same.

Let’s just wait and see what happens.

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doru says

To me, it doesn’t look like vectorica copied that project.

yes, indeed, is different. But as KingDog said envato have this protocol in place, in theory they will disable the item, not the author, except perhaps if the claimant is some big business. I know how world works so we can speak about fair treatment but you don’t want to mess with people who literally have an army of lawyers. I can’t really blame envato if they take this road.

I’m speculating but if one gets a DMCA notice and he doesn’t fill the counter DMCA notice in time, envato will probably assume you are guilty or something.

But people take work breaks, and envato mail fails to get inside normal mail folder 6 out 10 times. Is not to hard to get stuck in some crap like this.

Anyway, I don’t understand why the author doesn’t come here and tell his part of the story. Just make a new account or something.

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realthing says


To me, it doesn’t look like vectorica copied that project.

yes, indeed, is different. But as KingDog said envato have this protocol in place, in theory they will disable the item, not the author, except perhaps if the claimant is some big business. I know how world works so we can speak about fair treatment but you don’t want to mess with people who literally have an army of lawyers. I can’t really blame envato if they take this road.

I’m speculating but if one gets a DMCA notice and he doesn’t fill the counter DMCA notice in time, envato will probably assume you are guilty or something.

But people take work breaks, and envato mail fails to get inside normal mail folder 6 out 10 times. Is not to hard to get stuck in some crap like this.

Anyway, I don’t understand why the author doesn’t come here and tell his part of the story. Just make a new account or something.

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