metalhead of milky chocolate goodness (hallo_katzchen) wrote in artists_beware,
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Art theft on ForbiddenDrawings.com LINK IS VERY NSFW (resolved)

It has been brought to my attention that my art, as well as several other artists from Y!Gallery, has been posted to the paysite ForbiddenDrawings.com. Heck, they even went as far as giving me my own gallery <-- beware of malware


From what I can tell from the previews it's mostly fanart (friend's OC's and Metalocalypse), but what upsets me the most is my OC of 20 years, Jason is on that site (that's him in the small preview pic on the right)

What can I do to get my art taken down? I tried sending emails to the provided contacts, but all I got in response was this:

"Thank you for your inquiry concerning the content of a website. Although we appreciate your concern, ICANN does not have contractual authority to address complaints about website content.

ICANN is not a government agency. ICANN is a private sector, not-for-profit organization with limited technical responsibility for coordinating the unique assignment of Internet domain names and IP addresses.
Therefore, ICANN cannot address consumer complaints regarding the following
matters:

1. Spam complaints
2. Website content complaints
3. Failure to answer phones promptly
4. Failure to respond to e-mail messages promptly
5. Overbilling/Multiple billing
6. Computer viruses

These types of consumer complaints are not addressed in the Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) and are therefore not a violation of the RAA.
Please see, http://www.icann.org/en/registrars/ra-agreement-21may09-en.htm.

If you believe the website content refers to anything illegal, your best course of action is to contact a law enforcement agency in your jurisdiction or to seek legal advice from an attorney.

If you are concerned about the content of an email message or a web page, you should contact the domain name holder or the applicable Internet Service Provider.

Best regards,


ICANN Services"


I'm barely making ends meet with commissions, so this site selling memberships to view my art is a slap to the face to me and the other artists trying to make money from our work. Any advice on how to get them to comply would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

**EDIT**

PROBLEM SOLVED! Thanks to you guys I finally got a hold of the right people, and my art has been taken down. Words cannot express how happy I am about this.
Tags: beware, site-forbiddendrawings.com
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