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Newest Art Theft Pay Site Alert!

There's a new site out there snagging art off of FA and posting it up for your viewing pleasure, as long as you pay.

http://sites1.adult-empire.com/6993/?rs=1 [NSFW]

I already see art of those I know up there, some of whom watch me. If you see art up there that is yours or recognize someone's art, then I HIGHLY suggest filing a DMCA against the webhost to get your art taken down. With any luck, we can shut this site down.
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cesarin
Jul. 29th, 2010 07:28 pm (UTC)
not the first time and definitively not the last time the adult-empire network tries to leech from furry free art and then offer it as their own products..
girlomega
Jul. 29th, 2010 08:16 pm (UTC)
How can they even do that? They are a third party trying to provide images and content that don't even belong to them. STEALING people's work and requiring other people to pay to see it?

I know it's wrong, obviously, I just don't know how they can get away with this.
sigilgoat
Jul. 29th, 2010 08:17 pm (UTC)
The figure no one will notice.
ashleyvsdestiny
Jul. 30th, 2010 12:24 am (UTC)
No, they figure most won't notice and the remainder will just raise and internet shit storm instead of doing something practical like SUE THEM. :P
lilenth
Jul. 30th, 2010 01:07 pm (UTC)

A lot of the pay sites do it unfortunately, I've had to have my stuff removed from pay sites who didn't have permission to use it.

They rely on the fact that they're usually based in some country with lax laws to get away with it and that it's fairly hard to sue across internationally boundaries.
synviver
Jul. 29th, 2010 09:55 pm (UTC)
Ugh. Not willing to pay to see if my art's been swiped. I mean, seriously? Thirty five bucks a MONTH?! D:
jonesybunny
Jul. 29th, 2010 11:23 pm (UTC)
According to the TOS, $35 gives you access to all their sites. Not just that one.
fastbreak333
Jul. 30th, 2010 04:30 am (UTC)
http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/1595037/

It seems Aubrin was hit hard and is considering legal action.
frazzled_niya
Jul. 30th, 2010 06:07 am (UTC)
I hope someone takes some action......That's really not cool
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fastbreak333
Jul. 30th, 2010 11:06 pm (UTC)
It's easier said than done though. Court is an exhaustive process and people simply don't have the time, money, or energy to get through all that. And I think the people that run those kind of sites know it wouldn't be easy.

For example, FinallyFast.com gets sued constantly and they easily avoid lawsuits by changing their name over and over again. And they'll keep doing that because they know the internet is a big place and they'll keep scamming people until they exhausted all possibilities.
astraldescent
Aug. 1st, 2010 12:04 pm (UTC)
Sadly, I notified an artist who's stuff I saw and they didn't care and just said they don't see how it really hurts them >.<

It would be nice if defense against places like this was easier/less expensive to do. Does something like a class action lawsuit exist for being ripped off in this way? Most people wont take the initiative, but I'm sure they would join in if the hard work was done for them.
kathy_lu
Sep. 23rd, 2010 09:24 pm (UTC)
I can't get access to the site to be able to see if my art is up there or not...
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