I know that I moan about this a lot but copyright infringement really upsets me. Much more importantly, copyright infringement on Fiverr should upset you too.
Let me give you an example. I used to make a lot of real estate videos for a Remax agent. This person, however, now uses the services of a competitor who sells stolen Envato video templates. Now, can you imagine how damning it would be for Fiverr’s reputability if Remax itself was approached by the real copyright holder of this material?
Put simply, it’s not something which would be good for anyone on Fiverr, whether they are a Pro Writer who has nothing to do with videography or they sell video testimonials from Jesus Christ.
Anyway, with having a bit of a dry spell, I decided today to spend the whole day revamping my real estate video gigs so that they can compete better against those being offered illegally by my immediate competitors. The only problem? In reality, this simply isn’t going to happen. Literally, 90% of people in my niche are selling spins on the same flashy Envato Studio template for $5 - $50 and I can’t compete with that kind of pricing.
So… I’m going to go all out and start shopping these sellers for the second time around to the original copyright holder, in the hope that they again complain to Fiverr and Fiverr removes these gigs (again) only this time permanently.
Then, however, I had a really cool idea. Namely, why don’t we all do this?
If you sell logos and know that someone else in your niche is selling stolen work, why not hunt down the original copyright holder and make them aware of the fact? Same with video intros etc.
Or from a logical perspective, do you think that Fiverr might actually frown on this?