Referrals from torrent tracker!


#1

Today, when I checked out an analytics page of one of my items I pressed on “referral button” (I never did it before, lol) and found out a links, as I understood from this links referrals goes to the audiojungle web-site.
And one of the link was to the torrent-tracker! I go by this link and found a torrent-page named “AudioJungle Bundle Vol. 1”. And anyone can download this music for free. Also there was other links to the other pages with other music tracks.

So I have a question. Is it legal, that somebody share our music after buying it. And should I write to the to the Envato Help Center and provide them this information?

P.S. Sorry for my english =)


#2

Strange question)))) HOW it can be LEGAL??! Of course - NOT legal ))))


#3

Not legal …really strange :open_mouth:


#4

It’s a copyright infringment as i know. Copyright infringement disputes are usually resolved through direct negotiation, a notice and take down process, or litigation in civil court.
P.S. Contact Envato to resolve this.


#5

It’s not legal but as they are digital files, anyone can pretty much do what they want with your files as stopping them sharing the files is pretty much a full time job as you need to supply the hoster of the files with a dmca to tell them to remove the files from the server, but the “owner” of the website can easily start a new website and do it all over again.

It’s one of the drawbacks with dealing with digital file distribution and not a lot you can do about it unfortunately as they aren’t restricted (like adding a purchase code to open the files).

There are tools available which will help you find your files being distributed but personally the time investment to chase them around isn’t worth it. The people running the websites will be running this “professionally” and don’t care about you and your work.


#6

Thanks for letting me know, I’ll get that downloaded now. If you know where I can download the rest of your stuff for free then please post them here. Thanks! :confused:


#7

As the guys above said, its not legal to download from torrent sites anyways.
But, they may have the tracks…but not the licenses for them so, they better keep hiding from us!!


#8

That really sucks. How are they obtaining the tracks? Are they purchasing and then packaging to distribute or are they figuring out how to illegally download the tracks from Audiojungle somehow?


#9

That’s why I use AdRev for all of my tracks. Maybe it’s not the best way but piracy was been and will be and I do not know how to protect my creative work other way. Are there other options ? :unamused:


#10

I wouldn’t worry about this as any serious person/company that’s expecting lots of views on their media would always pay for the audio.