Are my products safe from piracy?

This article will address a critical question for all digital publishers - are my products safe? Everybody is well acquainted with the fact that no matter what you do, your product might end up on a torrent tracker for everybody to download. 

What does Sellfy do to keep your files secure?

Your products are hosted on a secure cloud server. Once a customer purchases your product a unique download link is generated for them with up to 5 download times available. This download limit is lifted for registered users. All records of download attempts are kept, and you can view them in the Orders Section next to each transaction.

Feature: PDF file stamping

Sellfy offers a great security tool available only for .pdf files. PDF stamping literally stamps the buyer's email address at the bottom of the document. It discourages buyers from sharing your product elsewhere online due to their credentials being available for everyone to see. Stamping has proven to be a very successful method against piracy.

Here are a few reasons why you should not be (that) worried about digital theft:

  • Most buyers purchase the products for themselves and are not willing to share something they paid for just like that. We're also continuously monitoring our sellers for resold products.
  • You get more exposure! Yes, we know it's not the most appealing point, but check out the "How Ebook Theft is the Best Thing Since Pumpkin Spice Latte" article on our blog for more info on that (applies to most digital file categories, not only ebooks).
  • You're the trustworthy source, meaning that since you are the author and publisher of your products, buyers will know you're distributing the real product and not a scam.
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