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Top Intro Makers On Fiverr Using Video Hive Templates


#6

It doesn’t matter what they do or say, they are all breaking the law. If a seller on Videohive sells a video template for $20 but stipulates that it can not be sold commercially, anyone selling that template on Fiverr is breaking the law.

Sadly, Fiverr has really shot itself in the foot with this issue now, as despite numerous takedown requests, sellers who have had gigs removed have been allowed to simply list these again using the exact same stolen material. Worse than that, there are now several sellers every day listing the exact same stolen templates.

Put simply. Videohive says “Oi Fiverr, get rid of these 100 people selling our stuff illegally.” Fiverr then says “Mmhh Okay.” Then 6 months later there are 300 people selling the same stolen material and Fiverr simply stops answering the phone.

The big issue, though, is that you’re not talking about Facebook or Amazon here getting annoyed with a few people selling fake likes. Your talking about lots of individual professional design studios who sell through places like Videohive who are now starting to get very very angry. In like regard, you’re not just talking about the original creators of video work, you are also talking about people who have created music scores for videos, meaning that every time a single stolen video is sold on Fiverr, you have 3 separate copyright infringements happen at once. - The video creator, the music artist, and the owners of Videohive.

There is a lot of anger about this issue and it’s starting to get quite a lot of attention, especially since Fiverr started trying to present itself as the place for Pro quality services.


#7

That and the sites that host the content require that the actual artist be the one to file the complaint in order for something to be done instead of those that are looking out for the artist. There are a couple of creative sites that I hang out on that have this issue with one where I actually contacted support and informed them that there was a site that was selling creators images with the original site watermarks and all. What did they do?

Nothing. They said unless I’m the actual artist of the work in question they can’t take any action. But it’s stuff from the site with the site’s watermark, along with countless content from other websites?


#8

It’s been going on since Fiverr’s early days, what makes you think they will be gone in a couple of months?

@misscrystal hey mislead customers by telling them its their own work.

Those gigs would be perfectly legal if they purchased a new license each time, provided said license to each buyer AND had a disclaimer that they offer a template.


#9

An artist I found and informed about a problem with their work being sold on Fiverr lodged a complaint and had it removed. Now there is lots more of their work being sold on Fiverr so I dropped them a line and they said that they are aware how bad the situation was now (every day at least $100 is made on Fiverr using their work) but the issue is now part of a bigger investigation. In this case, I’m guessing that it will end up being like the Amazon debacle where Amazon sits and watches lots of people selling reviews and then stings them all at once as part of a bigger hit.

Makes sense when you think about it, as theoretically Videohive should have the real names and credit card payment addresses of every person selling their material on Fiverr.

As for:

It’s exactly that attitude which is Fiverr’s problem. Would you or do you think Fiverr would just sit there if I started somehow selling your work somewhere and making myself a tidy profit?

You can’t have a freelance marketplace which says, “hey, we hand-pick all these amazingly talented pro people!” And then, “Meanwhile we have this bunch over here who we try to encourage to make us as much money as possible before someone rumbles what they are doing as a bit illegal.”


#10

As a legal matter, fiverr says it is just a platform for freelancers so how much they are legally at fault is the question. Of course they will cooperate if they have to.


#11

If you search for my posts here on the Forum, you will find 80% of them are me trolling people who resell VH templates, calling them out, and fighting piracy in general.

I can also share with you dozens of tickets I have opened with CS about illegal gigs, and hundreds of messages I’ve sent to VH authors over the years.

So please don’t judge me as “part of the problem”, I was just asking what made you think that Fiverr will suddenly change its policy.

Also, have you tried reporting an illegal gig via Fiverr’s copyright infringement form? :slight_smile:

thanks


Help I have not sold anything
I have not sold anything
#12

Some top seller are using BueFX templates to sell intro logo service bluefx don’t allow to use their templates to sell


#13

That isn’t true at all. :no_mouth:

From the appropriate page on their website (really easy to find by the way):
The BlueFx Extended License
Every Bluefx template comes with a special Extended License, to use that template in any number of projects,
for an unlimited number of clients, forever.

What it does say is this:
Yes, you may use the BlueFx templates to offer your video services on freelance sites such as Fiverr.com, our license permits this.

Don’t use any of the BlueFx presentation videos or voiceovers to present your service (gigs). In other words, don’t pretend you are Bluefx.
So, don’t copy our video presentations or voice-overs. Instead, make your own video presentation for your service using the video that you
create with our templates.


#14

In my opinion almost 60-70% people are using pirated templates…If Fiverr remove them all, then Fiverr will have 20-30 professional people.


#15

That isn’t actually funny.

There are intro video templates available which come with a full commercial licence. Not every seller on Fiverr is a ‘pirate’.

You could say the same for logo templates, business card templates, letterhead templates etc.


#16

But this is reality. I have seen lots of people who are using pirated templates.


#17

And you have proof? If so, report them to CS - if you have the proof.


#18

This is not my issue. :slightly_smiling_face::roll_eyes::neutral_face:


#19

It’s actually fairly easy to spot them:

check their gig’s pricing.

If they are selling it for $5 and the template costs $15-$40, then it’s simple math.


#22

Fait enough if it is a VH template but not all intro videos are from VH.


#23

95% of intros and app promo videos sold on Fiverr are templates.

I can prove it if anyone’s interested, I have a recent sample from the first 20 pages of results on all video categories.

Is it sad? Yes.

Is it unfair to legitimate sellers? You betcha.

Am I generalizing? Nope. I have the stats to back it up.

EDIT: No one said ALL videos are templates. But the percentage is staggering. (especially for a marketplace that recently pivoted to the Premium position)


#24

As well as being unfair to legitimate sellers in terms of VH sellers undercutting the market, this is also causing a nightmare for me with regard to cancellations.

Occasionally, I have buyers say that they would like to cancel because they have found a better video for $10 and I’m simply not worth the price.

Yesterday, I got a direct order for $50 from someone who wanted a clone of this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K35uFXoa5c0

I politely pointed out that this is not what I offer and that the buyer would ideally need to rethink their budget. Then as always, they got hostile. - "So you can’t do it for $50 but this videomaker can for $20? Ripoff. Please Cancel."

Needless to say, the seller the buyer sent me a link to isn’t doing anything other than editing VH templates (which still feature ‘audio jungle’ watermarked soundtracks).

I would agree that 95% (at least) of video intros and similar work on Fiverr is sourced from VH. Sadly, the growth rate of the VH market is staggering.

Back when I started offering real estate videos, I was the first seller to do so. Late last year I stopped due to having to compete with 100’s of carbon copy VH templates. I still offer this service off-Fiverr, though, and since i now include drone footage and videography, I toyed with the idea of applying to be a Pro real estate video seller.

Short version: After one search for ‘real estate videos’ I found double the amount of results pages that there used to be. Worse, 80% of sellers are selling the EXACT SAME VH template without even attempting to disguse the fact. As such, it would be bad for my business to reenter this market on Fiverr. Not just because of the competition but because doing so would make me look like just another scammer.


#25

I think making animated videos is not much difficult. It requires time to make them but not very hard. Just make cartoon in illustrator and then put them in after effect. Simple.


#26

I get that a lot as well, with my app promo videos.

The buyers that contact me often ask me to provide them with the “source files to my edit”.

They think my videos are VH templates that I edited and they can get the source files.

When I kindly explain that giving out my source files, would be like handing out keys to my business,
they think I am just trying to get more $ out of the transaction and they offer me $15-$20 more tops.


#27

I am looking forward to seeing your first animated video, around this time tomorrow.