Piracy is a major problem affecting most industries which involve digital content. Unfortunately Envato isn’t immune and there is no easy way to solve the issue. Though it’s worth being aware that there are some things which you can do to help protect your copyright online.
First, make sure you’re aware of how to submit a DMCA infringement notice to offending sites. You can find information on how to do this correctly in our knowledgebase. You can also use tools such as FreshKiller (which is developed by our very own community member, FreshFace), or third party services like Piracy Sniper to make sending these notifications simpler.
Envato currently sends takedowns on behalf of our community and has done so for years, but it’s nearly impossible to stamp the issue out entirely. We encourage all authors to actively protect their own copyright online as well.
Piracy is a serious issue and Envato is currently considering the issue. We will keep you updated with any developments in this area.
*Editors Note: You can also use another program called myows to help defend against piracy.