Got a super random request from a buyer I designed a simple logo for about 2 years ago so I thought I’d have a look through the impending changes and gigs up on offer in the intro video category.
First 3 pages I count about 30 templates that are for sale on videohive and a couple are so blatantly ripped off, they didn’t even bother to change the branding or audio. Even see a few that are exact repeats of other gigs on the same page from different sellers within a few gigs of eachother.
How is it that it took me all of 2 minutes to take a look and identify 30+ infringing gigs but fiverr hasn’t done a single thing in the last 5 years to even reduce it?
I’ve written a few rants about this over the years and its sad to see the same thing continues to generate sales for dishonest people.
…and before you wish to argue with me that a videohive template is meant to be rebranded…the licensing agreements clearly state…one client…one project…one time use…unless you pay a hefty amount to use it for mass sales. Would be very easy to require any of these sellers to produce that license and confirm they are authorized to sell the templated material. My guess…99% don’t even have the one time use license and pirated the template in the first place.
Honestly, I considered caring about losing my level 2 status in January since I have no sales with at least a 4.8 rating over the last 60 days but really…I don’t think I want to be a part of a marketplace that allows and even rewards fraudulent sellers just because it is so difficult for the owners of the copyrighted work to have it taken down. fiverr is the roadblock on that and looking at the Alexa data over the last year…perhaps the come uppins is on its way for allowing it to go on so long. Or maybe not, who knows.