My item was published on a sites with nulled scripts


#1

Hi there. Several days ago I found, that one of my items was published on sites with a nulled scripts. I already sent a DMCA notice to Google, but I’m interesting - how can I protect my items in the future.
I think to add purchase code field to plugin options, that will be required and the plugin will not work without it, but I think it can be easily removed by hackers, that created nulled scripts.
I’m interesting - can I obfuscate code in my plugins? Can items with obfuscated code be approved on CodeCanyon?


#2

No you are not allowed to obfuscate the code and to be honest if these pirates want to break it then they probably will.

Unfortunately there is only so much that can be done but regular updates etc is a good way of at least being a pain for them


#3

Everyone’s items are on nulled websites. And you can’t do much about it, other than sending DMCAs, which are a complete waste of time. Focus on providing frequent updates so that the version that is on nulled websites gets outdated, people tend to buy the latest versions.

Also, those who are downloading from nulled websites would probably not pay for it, since they’re looking to get it for free in the first place.

Obfuscating your code would hurt your buyers, and it’s also not allowed.