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Some bloke is trying to get my fiverr account banned

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by pxoxrxn, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. pxoxrxn

    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    Hey everyone, I bought a product a while ago that generates simple mobile websites. I decided to start selling the websites of fiverr. I got a message from some bloke saying that I am using his mobile template to make the websites and if I don't remove the gig he is going to get fiverr to ban my account. The websites that are in his WSO example do look the same as the website I am making. Here is the message

    What should I do? Is there a way to contact fiverr to tell them how I am making the websites to prove that I'm not using his gay template?
     
  2. LeMerovigian

    LeMerovigian BANNED BANNED

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    Fiverr as you might know is very vague and interpersonal with responses. I've tried to post gigs that are the same theme as other there and have automatically been taken down with out ever being live. If this is an account that is valuable to you I'd take the service down and re-list and re-promote under another one and if it gets banned repeat.

    Alternative options;

    Offer him a partnership
    Make revisions to completely deviate from similarities
    Buy rights, to his product or note if there is fine print for redistributing.

    *Tell him to stick it and await to see the consequences
     
  3. spirtx

    spirtx Junior Member

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    Try to contact Fiverr first and see what they say, especially if you rely on your account. BTW are you really using his stuff?
     
  4. Junkfood00

    Junkfood00 Elite Member

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    Just change the template or pay him for reselling rights. Selling a very similar template does not legally make it different.
     
  5. pxoxrxn

    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    I'm not offering him a partnership. I am going to tell his to FO. I'm not using his product, I've never seen it before. The product I am using might have copied him but that then does not breach his terms.
     
  6. LeMerovigian

    LeMerovigian BANNED BANNED

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    This is something your avatar would do..........., don't worry I just added his WSO to the DL section.
     
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    zxlk21e Junior Member

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    Awesome.

    Also, @OP: I'd just tell fiverr that he's a competitor trying to take down your gig with a bullshit reason.
     
  8. pxoxrxn

    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    haha cheers.

    His product is a piece of shit compared to what I'm using. Those WSO things annoy the shit out of me, so many words to describe what something does...
     
  9. No.RuleZ

    No.RuleZ Elite Member

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    just dont care and continue to sell
     
  10. myownhero

    myownhero Power Member Premium Member

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    Even if you were using his "template" Fiverr wouldn't ban you.
     
  11. 9to5destroyer

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    if you have copied him take it down. if you haven't refer him to the product you bought and tell him to take it up with him.
     
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    I've had people literally copy/paste my gig description and images and they're still active. There's nothing against Fiverr's terms of service that says you can't copy other people.
     
  13. pxoxrxn

    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    This got out of hand quickly, he gave me a DMCA notice and being the smart ass I am. I laughed in his face. He now thinks he is going to contact his lawyer. The problem is, I am in Australia and so is he.

    Should I just call it a day and remove the gig or keep pushing his buttons? I don't really care about the gig, I haven't sold any but I like piss people off that threaten me.
     
  14. JokerNikx

    JokerNikx BANNED BANNED

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    Lets See What He Can Do ;-)

    Cheers,
    Nik
     
  15. pxoxrxn

    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    Lol I want to push him, I just don't know how far I can before I actually do get into trouble.
     
  16. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    If it definitely isn't his product then stand your ground. Check with the developer of the software you bought to see if he has ripped off this guy, if he hasn't then I would not worry. (Or are you breaking the licensing terms of the software you brought ?)
     
  17. ran60616

    ran60616 Regular Member

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    What so the dude is going to sue you for a fiverr gig? lol

    reply to him and say: #coolstorybro
     
  18. pxoxrxn

    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    Yes, he is threatening to sue me over a fiverr gig. A fiverr gig that has never sold anything.
     
  19. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Tell him his theme is so sh*t that you haven't earn't anything, so he owes you.
     
  20. pxoxrxn

    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    Here is my latest reply