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Art Theft Alert

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 17, 2012, 3:34 PM
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Saw this on :icondarlingmionette:'s journal here:  Art Theft.

Went to this website: Korean Drama and typed in my username, and sure enough, they've gone and nicked some of the stuff from my profile.  Of course, they put who the artist is and what site it's on, which I suppose is crediting, but really, they should have told us they were doing this, yes?

Have a look and see if you find yourself on there.

The problem here, as :icondarlingmionette: says, is that there's really no clear linking or crediting to the original artist going on. Yes, it generally says by "such and such" on deviantart, but some of the longer usernames get cut-off halfway through.  Also, there are places where you can "leave a comment" for the artist...which leads to another problem, being WE--the original artists--won't be notified when someone comments on our artwork on that site--only the host will get notified.  And that's problematic.

If you'd like to complain, you can find the proper authorities to send a note to in :icondarlingmionette:'s journal.

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EDIT--There are twelve days left to get me as many Poetry suggestions as you can! :squee:

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Hey, all!

I've been SO busy working this week, and won't have time to slow down until after Christmas is done and over with.  SO--I'm looking for suggestions for poetry to feature over at :icondailylitdeviations:!

Just a reminder, the guidelines as outlined by :icondailylitdeviations: are as follows:

:bulletblue: Only one suggestion per note please. If you'd like, send me a short (3-4 sentences) description on why you feel the piece deserves to be featured.

:bulletblue: Please write "DLD Suggestion" in the subject line of your note.

:bulletblue: Please do NOT suggest the same piece to multiple DLD admins.

:bulletblue: DLD does not accept fan fiction; don't send me suggestions of fan fiction.

And MY guidelines are:

:bulletblue:I am a Poetry Admin. Please only send me poetry suggestions!

I'M GOING to make this into a contest!  It will last for the next two weeks; the person who sends in the most pieces that I choose to use for features--READ AGAIN: I will only count the pieces I'd actually feature--will win a drawing akin to either this piece I did recently:

Butterflies by TwilightPoetess

OR like my Disney faeries series:

Tigger Faerie by TwilightPoetess
Piglet Faerie by TwilightPoetess

SO--Send me your suggestions!! Please?

  • Mood: Overwhelmed
  • Reading: Unseen Academicals, by Terry Pratchett
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:iconmistressofquills:
MistressofQuills Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Writer
Hmm...I'm a literature and photography artist, but all I saw was some of my favorites - as in, all the images that came up were images that I have favorited on this site...
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:icontwilightpoetess:
TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. I'm not sure if they were using a program to find the images, but it seems there's a risk of virus if you delve too deeply into the site. :shrug:
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:iconmistressofquills:
MistressofQuills Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Writer
Yeah I didn't go to far but I hope you're right that they closed the site down!
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:icontwilightpoetess:
TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope so, too.
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:iconpursuingthecerberus:
PursuingTheCerberus Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Writer
thank you for the heads up!! Only my default picture is there from what I could tell (?)

Did anyone else get like a thousand pop-ups on this site after searching?
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:icontwilightpoetess:
TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't get pop ups, no, but I know that =DarlingMionette was warned about the potential for viruses on the site.
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:iconmellowghost:
mellowghost Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Whaaaaaat? I never thought I'd be pirated. Me? Sure enough. Down with the Korean pirates!
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:icontwilightpoetess:
TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The site has been taken down...at least, that's what =DarlingMionette said in a journal update. Is it still there?
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:iconmellowghost:
mellowghost Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Following the link still pulls up their website :-/
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:icontwilightpoetess:
TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmm...
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:iconautumnlit:
autumnlit Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Are they stealing pictures? Or text too? =(
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:icontwilightpoetess:
TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
From what I saw, pictures only--but if you have any sort of visual literature, you might want to check, as a few of my visual lit pieces were on there.
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:iconautumnlit:
autumnlit Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
I tried searching my name, but didn't see anything come up. It just irks me that this sort of thing is done. Artists work so hard on their work, I wish their rights were respected more. =/
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:icontwilightpoetess:
TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad nothing of yours ended up there.

And yeah, I know what you mean--I think we all wish the same thing. At least, those of us who want to actually make a living from our work one day. :heart:
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:iconautumnlit:
autumnlit Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
As far as I know, and I completely agree. I really want to make writing a career too, sometimes I feel worried over some of the works that are really important to me that I've shared on da before finding a professional to my work seriously, and some of the stuff isn't even finished or still being worked on. =/
I dunno. :shrug:
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:icontwilightpoetess:
TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I know what you mean.
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:iconautumnlit:
autumnlit Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
I think the best thing to do is to keep some stuff off DA just to be safe. Only use samples of novels, don't post everything you've ever written, although I can imagine it being tougher for poetry because those are usually complete pieces, same as visuals which seem to be the main targets. There might not be much to do if someone takes something without you knowing, but just know that you wrote it/ made it and you can prove it. I think it's better to be able to share art. Forget anyone who wants to ruin that. I know there's times when it's unintentional, but especially under intentional circumstances, no one can really steal something you've made when it comes down to it. And I think DA does a good job at protecting peoples rights with their art from what I've seen. ^^ Now I've rambled. ^^
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:icontwilightpoetess:
TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I agree completely. ^.^
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:iconchristianonfire7:
Christianonfire7 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There were quite a few of mine too, most were fairly recent pieces but there were a couple older ones.
It does say 'by christianonfire7 on deviantart' but like you said, there is no link at all. I don't like that. :-:
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:icontwilightpoetess:
TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. The way =DarlingMionette kept putting it--we gave devart permission to post them up (obviously); we did not give this other person the same permission.
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:iconchristianonfire7:
Christianonfire7 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly.
At least on here our art is linked to us, so the people who comment on it goes to us, we have the rights. But this site isn't like that, which it wouldn't bother me as much if the guy had linked the pieces to the rightful owners with contact info. (dA or e-mail, depending on how the artist best wants to do it.)
I would have been flattered if he had. XD
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:icontwilightpoetess:
TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Right? That was my thought exactly; but he didn't, and he even went so far as to try to hide all of his own contact info, which leads others (who commented on =DarlingMionette and another post) to believe that he's maybe done something like this before and gotten in trouble for it.
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:iconchristianonfire7:
Christianonfire7 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Which makes it all the worse. I'm glad that :icondarlingmionette: was able to find something though, like the hosting company. I sent them an e-mail, hopefully if they get enough complaints they'll close that guy down.
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:icontwilightpoetess:
TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, that's what we're hoping for at least.
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:iconchristianonfire7:
Christianonfire7 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fingers crossed.
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:icondrippingwords:
DrippingWords Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Some of mine got stolen too XP
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:icontwilightpoetess:
TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There are a LOT of deviants' pieces on there.
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:icondrippingwords:
DrippingWords Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Seriously. XP
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:icontwilightpoetess:
TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod:
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:icondrippingwords:
DrippingWords Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Have you gotten any replies back?
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:icontwilightpoetess:
TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not one.
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:icondrippingwords:
DrippingWords Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
blah
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:icontwilightpoetess:
TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I know. >.<'
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:iconlarroney:
larroney Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Writer
Thanks for the heads-up, I have a few on there.
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:icontwilightpoetess:
TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
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:iconeremitik:
Eremitik Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Thanks. I had one. Nice alert.
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:icontwilightpoetess:
TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. It's crazy, what they chose to put up there--most of the stuff they put up from me are OLD, but still, even just a direct link back to my profile would have made me less angry.
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:iconeremitik:
Eremitik Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Its a strange site as well. There are other postings there by different "jas08's" that are very much not my style at all, lol!
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:icontwilightpoetess:
TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Huh. That's interesting. >.<'!
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:iconeremitik:
Eremitik Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
They must have been from other sites.
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:icontwilightpoetess:
TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod:
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:iconthewitchofgrich:
theWitchofGrich Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
My God you're right :o there are some of my deviations there and none lead back to me :o
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:icontwilightpoetess:
TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:nods: There are a lot of people's stuff up there from dA.
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:iconthewitchofgrich:
theWitchofGrich Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
this is definitely wrong :/
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:icontwilightpoetess:
TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I agree.
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:iconthewitchofgrich:
theWitchofGrich Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
I quoted you here - [link] I wanted to share this on so that more people will be on alert.
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