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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.
Artist's beware has moved!
Do NOT repost your old bewares. They are being archived.
https://artistsbeware.info/

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armaina
Nov. 8th, 2007 06:07 am (UTC)
Domains by proxy is a privacy add on to the domain. Basically it's just to cover private information, but the people you also want to contact is:
https://interserver.net/terms-of-service.html
This is their host, the location that actually holds the files

abuse@interserver.net
the abuse email seems the most likely way to make the claim to the company.
snapesgirl34
Nov. 8th, 2007 06:12 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for the info!!! :)
armaina
Nov. 8th, 2007 06:13 am (UTC)
it was just a quick DNS lookup
I made a post about this sort of thing a while back. Basically, you look up the IP address of their nameserver and find out what company that IP address belongs to, and bingo, found your server you need to contact.
growing_rose
Nov. 8th, 2007 03:29 pm (UTC)
Wow, I wish I knew who did the flame one. It's absolutely beautiful.
ratrina
Nov. 8th, 2007 04:46 pm (UTC)
snapesgirl34
Nov. 8th, 2007 04:53 pm (UTC)
Found it: http://keitaro333.deviantart.com/art/Nightmare-7980169

Guess I'll notify the artist as well....
ratrina
Nov. 8th, 2007 08:22 pm (UTC)
I love that picture.Thanks. I'm sure he'll be happy to know people are looking out for him, too.

also...

http://www.hotprofileplus.com/myspace-layouts/preview.php?id=L603977414
http://www.hotprofileplus.com/myspace-layouts/preview.php?id=L603977414


Totally cropped her name out! It makes me sad.:(
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