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« on: June 28, 2021, 19:51 »

I hope this post finds everyone safe and healthy.

Sorry for this post - I'm new and don't know if I can post this here.

I found some of my work on VideoHive by another author but not sure if it's legal (derivative work), copyright infringement or just plain stolen?

He seems to be taking images from shutterstock, adobe and other agencies and overlaying video elements to make it a video asset. his account as been around since 2018 and made a lot of sales since (over 1,591 assets sold).

here is portfolio on VideoHive (MusicoLab ) : https://videohive.net/user/musicolab/portfolio?utf8=%E2%9C%93&order_by=sales

Modern web network and internet telecommunication from Oleksiy Mark
Shutterstock: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-illustration/modern-web-network-internet-telecommunication-technology-523968604
MusicoLab at videohive: https://videohive.net/item/server-room-network/22586603

Abstract futuristic infographic from WhiteMocca
Shutterstock: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-illustration/abstract-futuristic-infographic-visual-data-complexity-1165818856
MusicoLab at videohive: https://videohive.net/item/digital-data-world-news/22586428

Communication technology for internet business by greenbutterfly
Shutterstock: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/communication-technology-internet-business-global-world-1421446100
MusicoLab at videohive: https://videohive.net/item/communication-technology-world-network-background/28281920?s_rank=17

Abstract background. luminous swirl by Rybin Dmitriy
Adobe: https://stock.adobe.com/ca/images/abstract-background-luminous-swirl-elegant-glowing-circle-bright-spiral-glow-ribbon-empty-space-sparkling-particle-space-tunnel-glossy-orbit-colorful-ellipse-glint-galaxy-oval-stage/157909033?prev_url=detail
Musiclab at videohive:https://videohive.net/item/abstract-luminous-swirling/22931197] [url]https://videohive.net/item/abstract-luminous-swirling/22931197[/url]  and https://videohive.net/item/futuristic-background/22931565

Lamp of Wishes In The Desert from Romolo Tavani
Adobe: https://stock.adobe.com/ca/images/lamp-of-wishes-in-the-desert-genie-coming-out-of-the-bottle/104000720?prev_url=detail
Musiclab at videohive: https://videohive.net/item/lamp-in-the-desert/22063801?s_rank=2

Abstract Technological background by Spainter_vfx
Adobe: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-illustration/abstract-technological-background-made-different-element-712496005
Musiclab at videohive: https://videohive.net/item/tech-background/22008768?s_rank=44

demonic ugly face looking at you by Hektor2
Adobe: https://stock.adobe.com/ca/images/demonic-ugly-face-looking-at-you/31845952?prev_url=detail
Musiclab at videohive: https://videohive.net/item/evil/22586439

I know some of those designers and recognize their excellent work (purchased a few of them in the past), so it was easy to figure it out and find the assets back to shutterstock or adobe.  but for others, it's very hard to do reverse image search on google (because they are video assets).

if it is derivative work - would I assume that this is possible if author (MusicLab) purchased an extended license for resale? seems to be an expensive option and don't think he could recoup from it (even with so many sales).

Cheers :)

« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2021, 08:26 »
I found some of my work on VideoHive by another author but not sure if it's legal (derivative work), copyright infringement or just plain stolen?

Modern web network and internet telecommunication from Oleksiy Mark
Shutterstock: newbielink:https://www.shutterstock.com/image-illustration/modern-web-network-internet-telecommunication-technology-523968604 [nonactive]
MusicoLab at videohive: newbielink:https://videohive.net/item/server-room-network/22586603 [nonactive]

Dude, what are your doubts?
He is a tremendous thief, make a complaint, if the original work in shutterstock is yours.

« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2021, 09:25 »
Thanks Video1977 :)

I emailed Envato support team last night and will see what they say - they are usually very responsive with this type of complaint.

stay safe

« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2021, 10:54 »
just got an answer back from Envato.  looks like I'll have to submit a DMCA for some of the videos that belongs to me (don't think I can submit a DMCA on behalf of all the other illustrators).



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