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Hi, I joined just to make this post really, as I've been advised this is the right place to put it.

Stumbled across this the other day though while googling for "bunny girls" sometime deep in the AM.

They're both obstensivly "free" sites, but they require a sexkey.com pass, which charges $39.95 every month after a 3 day trial.
So someone's potentially making lots of money off the following artists freely available and purchacable work. That pisses me off.

I don't know enough names to put them to all the images, but I'm sure folk here could ID a lot more of the artists being stolen from.

Visibly contains:

Dr Comet
Lil Blue Wolf

Visibly contains: (only looked through the first 5 example pages)

Jim Hardiman
Max Blackrabbit
Jessica Elwood
Dark Natasha
Dark Nekogami
Fisk (notably items from the portfolios/collections sold through his own site)

Unsuprisingly, both domains have their whois information hidden by http://privacyprotect.org/, so any complaints would need to be made through them.

I'm unsure wether artists should complain individually, or try en-mass to get the sites shut down. Thoughts? Possibly demanding the contact info from privacyprotect so the issue can be raised more directly?
Artist's beware has moved!
Do NOT repost your old bewares. They are being archived.


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Mar. 10th, 2008 04:19 am (UTC)
Make complaints to the hosting companies and to the domain registrars about the copyright infringement.

Both domains use the same host, and they can be contacted at:
Mar. 10th, 2008 05:53 am (UTC)
I also see Meesh, Malachi, Fossil, BA, Sepp, DoDeDo, MicahFennec, Arphalia, and Inuki....

It doesn't seem there's any way to contact the webmaster so a petition may be in order or we may have to mass e-mail the SexKey people to try to get through to someone more relevant.
Although, it's most likely futile. The internet's a pretty lawless place and this is the risk artists take when posting their art online.
Mar. 10th, 2008 06:12 am (UTC)
Huskie, ShinigamiGirl, Ashryn, BlueFreak, Blotch, WolfyNail and Wookiee also spotted... *sigh* Sites like these are a real pain.
Mar. 10th, 2008 07:07 am (UTC)
Nimrais' and Caribou's art is in there, too. >_O
Mar. 10th, 2008 09:36 am (UTC)
Also Fred Perry, Jeremy Mullins and Micah Fennec.
Mar. 10th, 2008 11:11 am (UTC)
Also seeing Moonstalker, Huskie666, Korrok...
Mar. 10th, 2008 12:38 pm (UTC)
That's ridiculous. D:

I also find it funny that the post asking about starfinder got more comments than this.

Sad world we live in, yeah? where people have to rip off either other peoples' art, or photos.

Are we sure these sites aren't run by Sibe? lolololol

Mar. 10th, 2008 01:37 pm (UTC)
last I heard was Sibe was in Jail, unless hes finished his time.
Mar. 10th, 2008 02:52 pm (UTC)
I was kidding. :P

Last *I* heard he was out on parole, but I don't really care either way. Was just making a funny. -_-
Mar. 10th, 2008 01:40 pm (UTC)
also spotted Jim hardimens work
Mar. 10th, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC)
Well, these sites are definitely better than the last ones I saw that posted my work. Those sites were posting the OLD black and white stuff that was too crappy for me to continue hosting on my own websites and were obviously ripped from the /images folder on my site, where forgotten images lay unlinked... XD

At least with these sites, it appears you're paying for the service of someone else going out and picking up decent furry porn and putting it all in one location. Though they definitely shouldn't be showing art that's not freely available (SexyFur and other paysite work, for example).

Mar. 19th, 2008 02:10 am (UTC)
Artonis is in there too. What rat bastards.

This is the first thing that's ever made me spiteful enough to want to download an auto refresher and organize a bandwidth attack. Thanks for the post and the contact info in the comments. I couldn't find it.
Mar. 24th, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC)
Has this been resolved? I know I see the site still up, but wouldn't the original artists at least like to know and do something about this?
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