Morgan (snapesgirl34) wrote in artists_beware,
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Found this site when poking around the "Rip Reporting" forum at DA: http://www.hotprofileplus.com/

It seems to have quite a few images taken from DA. Way to encourage art theft on Myspace. -__-; Help identifying more stolen art would be greatly appreciated. Here's who I recognize so far:

Original: http://blackeri.deviantart.com/art/The-Seven-Deadly-Sins-VANITY-13310012
Rip: http://www.hotprofileplus.com/myspace-layouts/view.php?id=L389375607 ("ghost")
Rip: http://antifan-real.deviantart.com/art/The-Room-10686622 (background)

Original: http://mottanu.deviantart.com/art/autumn-red-version-40909316
Rip: http://www.hotprofileplus.com/myspace-layouts/view.php?id=L250903707

Original: http://yumedust.deviantart.com/art/Autumn-40711813
Rip: http://www.hotprofileplus.com/myspace-layouts/view.php?id=L787320162

Original: http://saligia.deviantart.com/art/under-red-tree-24976511
Rip: http://www.hotprofileplus.com/myspace-layouts/view.php?id=L924802104

Original: http://autonoe.deviantart.com/art/Through-the-Looking-Glass-57291399
Rip: http://www.hotprofileplus.com/myspace-layouts/preview.php?id=L589067769

Original: http://dianae.deviantart.com/art/Poison-Ivy-60278815
Rip: http://www.hotprofileplus.com/myspace-layouts/view.php?id=L258091094

Original: http://blackeri.deviantart.com/art/Pandora-42615227
Rip: http://www.hotprofileplus.com/myspace-layouts/view.php?id=L305803173

Original: http://blackeri.deviantart.com/art/The-Seven-Deadly-Sins-WRATH-45063193
Rip: http://www.hotprofileplus.com/myspace-layouts/view.php?id=L624640646

Original: http://blackeri.deviantart.com/art/The-Seven-Deadly-Sins-LUST-16676260
Rip: http://www.hotprofileplus.com/myspace-layouts/view.php?id=L505870411

Original: http://doomsday-dawn.deviantart.com/art/Laced-29208285
Rip: http://www.hotprofileplus.com/myspace-layouts/view.php?id=L966275858

Original: http://sun2197.deviantart.com/art/kimono-lady-7295680
Rip: http://www.hotprofileplus.com/myspace-layouts/view.php?id=L986101564

Original: http://ezak.deviantart.com/art/geisha-35305379
Rip: http://www.hotprofileplus.com/myspace-layouts/view.php?id=L853687760

Original: http://karincoma.deviantart.com/art/blue-floating-wallpaper-39362028
Rip: http://www.hotprofileplus.com/myspace-layouts/view.php?id=L180665974 (water mark removed)

Original: http://thesmallprint.deviantart.com/art/the-pink-blooded-skull-28110640
Rip: http://www.hotprofileplus.com/myspace-layouts/view.php?id=L971603968

Original: http://tattereddreams.deviantart.com/art/Peppermint-61347106
Rip: http://www.hotprofileplus.com/myspace-layouts/view.php?id=L810865908

Original: http://bleedman.deviantart.com/art/Happy-valentine-29009399
Rip: http://www.hotprofileplus.com/myspace-layouts/view.php?id=L708255199

Original: http://loish.deviantart.com/art/in-the-land-of-oz-30578812
Rip: http://www.hotprofileplus.com/myspace-layouts/view.php?id=L190246905

And oh look, nothing is sacred, she even steals breast cancer art!!!

Original: http://not-found.deviantart.com/art/Breast-Cancer-Awareness-63853346
Rip: http://www.hotprofileplus.com/myspace-layouts/view.php?id=L195556664

Original: http://snapesnogger.deviantart.com/art/Pink-quilt-63965170
Rip: http://www.hotprofileplus.com/myspace-layouts/view.php?id=L830216914

Original: http://rythelas.deviantart.com/art/Triumph-Over-Ignorance-45077624
Rip: http://www.hotprofileplus.com/myspace-layouts/view.php?id=L619896978

I have contacted all the original artists on DA, but I don't know who made this one: http://www.hotprofileplus.com/myspace-layouts/view.php?id=L261983518
Anyone know who it is? It's a really popular image.

I do not like this site. I want it to die. Please make it die.


Thanks to merlin_the_wise:

These guys have GoDaddy as a registrar. The information GoDaddy has on them shows that they are registered through 'DomainsByProxy' WHY YES THIS IS A LITTLE SUSPICIOUS HMM yeah I'd say they set this up expecting legal problems.

Anyway, DomainsByProxy is quite helpful, here they are:
http://www.domainsbyproxy.com/LegalAgreement.aspx#

They have details on how to contact their customers. Apparently emails sent to the email listed on the WHOIS for the domain will be forwarded to the contact info DomainsByProxy has on the registrant. That email is:
HOTPROFILEPLUS.COM@domainsbyproxy.com

However if the customer doesn't reply they have a proper form to fill out which is fully linked on their site.
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