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Stolen DA stock being sold on external site

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 9, 2012, 5:29 PM
EDIT 13/03/2012 : The site owner looks to have removed all the backgrounds they were selling which is great news for all the stock providers!!

Please check the following website for stolen renders and stock photography.  There seems to be a lot that looks familiar!

www.raihing.com/

raihing.com

Thanks to CorVas for the heads up.

This site is run from Shanghai, however is powered by zencart  and has a clear contact us form for you to send any DMCA's

Theres also an email address... cnyutao at gmail dot com


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:iconkhudozhnik-stock:
Khudozhnik-Stock Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I found this site: [link]
It doesn't sell images, but it seems to be loaded with images stolen from dA artists (of all art-forms) and no proper credits are given.
Some of them still have the artists signature or link address on the image and some of them have the dA artist username in the description (but that's rare)
I started noting some dA artists about this find, but after a while I realized it's too much of 'm.
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
:/ looks very similar to desktop nexus et al sadly there are a lot of these types of sites that we just can't manage to set fire to :<
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:iconkhudozhnik-stock:
Khudozhnik-Stock Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PS: I seriously doubt if this site has all the Artists consent to publish this on their site.
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:iconmgtcs:
mgtcs Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
That's a shame
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Fortunately the site owner has removed all the stolen stock now :)
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:iconartwizard199:
artwizard199 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
It seems to me that the owner of the site is simply buying the art and re-selling it, not really stealing the art. It's like the Good-will of art/dolls. If I give the Good-will a sweater, does that mean the buyer who purchased the sweater have to know who it came from? Plus, all stock pictures are copyrighted, yes but there's no credit on the actual photograph. Crooks are bound to photocopy it and sell the copies.

P.S. This site looks more like it's for DOLLS, not stock photos...
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
All the stolen stock images have been removed already, and the images that had been stolen, had had the copyright information deliberately removed.

Giving a sweater you no longer need to a charity shop has absolutely no bearing on an individual taking art that is given away freely and trying to make a profit from it without permission. (And yes. I would expect that the person getting the sweater from the charity shop would like to know that the sweater hadn't been stolen...)
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artwizard199 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Part of the economic structure of the world is buying and re-selling. I don't know the whole issue so I don't judge. Just like the owner could have possibly bought stock and re-sold them, a person could buy a sweater at a department store and re-sell in at a good-will.
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wyldangel-stock Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Sad that is was on a BJD site... I don't want people to think that BJD owners condone this sort of thing...
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Ahmedqatar Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
The best way to avoid such incident is to report the stolen arts to the admin of the website and if they didn't remove it we just use the hard way!!!
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:iconnatashialee-stock:
natashialee-stock Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm really confused.... I went there and all they appear to sell is doll making stuff like wigs, shoes eyeballs etc. I saw one page [link] that has some "background images" on it but they aren't for sale....
Am I missing something or have the taken the stuff down???
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
They have removed a lot of the backgrounds now after so many reports I believe, but I've only just got back from a weekend away so not had time to check and update :)
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:iconnatashialee-stock:
natashialee-stock Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Deviant Art 1
Thieves 0
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:iconnatashialee:
natashialee Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OH and I also found this site [link] I've already found one definite deviant art image being used here and am about to contact them.... please check to make sure your art isn't being used here.
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Missing-ninSasuke Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for sharing
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
:salute:
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:iconhalfdemongirl:
Halfdemongirl Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
dA does need to do something about the ability to download links and save pictures to the computer... it has to be stopped...
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
That would mean that nobody would be able to use the stock we share :shrug:
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:iconhalfdemongirl:
Halfdemongirl Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that's the down fall to that thought though.... gosh darn it! why can't we have the system ask us and we can accept or deny the request of sharing stock if someone wants to use it for, idk, tracing purposes...
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
:nod:
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:iconnatashialee-stock:
natashialee-stock Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The pictures that are being stolen are intended to be downloaded and used in art. When you upload images there is a tick box to stop download but unfortunately they haven't implemented something that prevents "right-click>save as".
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:iconhalfdemongirl:
Halfdemongirl Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank's what i mean... it's so sad that your's and others' stock are being taken and sold for their profit... art is something to share, not exploit...
just remember, I support you! much love!
HDG
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:iconnatashialee-stock:
natashialee-stock Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:
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:iconconnysworld:
ConnysWORLD Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
Thanks for the information
I will see through time

I'm annoyed about such people always
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
They look like they have removed all the backgrounds now which is great news :)
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:iconconnysworld:
ConnysWORLD Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Thanks for the effort and help
and the information :iconlittle-vampire:
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
No problem :D
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:iconcelticstrm-stock:
CelticStrm-Stock Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I shared this blog with #The-Stock-Directory here: [link] :D
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! They look to have removed all the backgrounds now which is great news!
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:iconcelticstrm-stock:
CelticStrm-Stock Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
>.< Oooooo that burns me up! I hate it when that happens. I found one that belongs to =Fairiegoodmother It's barely recognizable in the picture, but I remember using that particular premade bg to help rescue my wedding pictures.
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
:nod: Very frustrating.
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:iconcycy-stock:
Cycy-stock Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
Pfff seriously...
Saw some pictures that I'm sure they come from here. The trouble is to find the owner -_-
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:iconrosalieallison:
rosalieallison Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Here's a guide that I found for reporting intellectual property as stolen, whether it be physically or through the internet-- [link]

Please read this and show it to those who have had their artwork stolen! Help spread the word!
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:iconrosalieallison:
rosalieallison Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the reason I deleted my deviantArt account. For stupid people like them.

I had a deviantArt account since the 6th grade (and mind you, I'm a sophomore now). And about a month ago, I had to delete it, because I found my work being consistently stolen and ending up on different websites to be sold for profit.

I disabled links, I added watermarks, but to no avail, my work was still being snatched. And I don't think there's something that can boil the blood of an artist more than that.

Although I'm back here on DA through a new account, the fear my artwork being snatched again is really something that consistently pesters me. It's not right that people are taking credit for something someone out there put their heart and soul into.

One thing that needs to be done is definitely contact them. Make them aware, and if they don't stop, bombard them. Whether one has had their work stolen or not, coming from someone who has, it's just not right. This needs to end.

It's not right. It's shameful. Shameful, shameful, shameful.
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:iconstrainger-cintiq24hd:
Strainger-Cintiq24HD Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those people SUCKS! Lazy beings, too lazy to create there own work....time to kick some asses!
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:iconbabsartcreations:
babsartcreations Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Pffff, I get so tired of this artthiefs, I can make my dayjob of it! They go on and on and on.....terrible
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MelGama Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is something familiar in this website for you? [link] - They're using my angel - I sent an e-mail asking to take off the image but they don't answer me. I have a list of websites using my backgrounds, artwork or resources without my permission and I can't do nothing only to be bored or be banned from Dreamstime as I went some years ago... :hmm:
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2753Productions Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I would send a DMCA Takedown Notice. If they do not comply immediately (as they are registered in the US) they can then be held legally liable and be held accountable to reparations to the copyright holder up to $150,000.00 per occurrence. Another nasty thing you can do is contact the registrar of the website (NetworkSolutions) and explain that the site is in direct violation of the DMCA Act - the site could be removed. NetworkSolutions is a reputable company and will act accordingly.

Here is the DomainTools RIPE Data for the domain:

Registrant:
Thiessen, Michael
ATTN SLEEPS.COM
care of Network Solutions
PO Box 459
Drums, PA. US 18222

Domain Name: SLEEPS.COM

Administrative Contact, Technical Contact:
Thiessen, Michael
Michael Thiessen Enterprises
ATTN SLEEPS.COM
care of Network Solutions
PO Box 459
Drums, PA 18222
US
570-708-8780

Record expires on 14-May-2013.
Record created on 13-May-1997.
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:iconmelgama:
MelGama Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you can do it for me I'll really thankfull since my English is not good enough. :(

I sent an e-mail some weeks ago asking to take off the image but they ignored my e-mail as usual I suppose. :hmm:

I also think that others images founded in this website are from Deviants Users as mine and, of course, whithout permission.

I really don't like to fight with someone because stoled my images - I have MANY problems - here is Brasil, a man used one of my images as outdoor (in poor quality) in a small city. ~flaviacabral live there and sent me a lot of photos. Nothing to do. He took off the image months ago but I didn't receive nothinh for this.
I was banned from Dreamstime.com because I put some of my backgrounds to sell there - I have permission to use everything but they don't want to know - they told me that all resources need to be made by myself - this rule is only for me because I found a lot of others users that sell a lot backgrounds there using resources from Jaguarwoman, Renderosity, etc. Really bored :(

Thanks for try to help me :smooch:
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:icon2753productions:
2753Productions Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
There are a variety of pre-made DMCA forms available on the internet. No one can do it but the copyright holder or a legally appointed representative.
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:iconnull-entity:
Null-Entity Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Time for some arse kicking!!
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
:XD:
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:iconemberroseart:
EmberRoseArt Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
the nerve some people have! :pissedoff:
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
lol yep :/
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FairieGoodMother Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, they have some of my premade backgrounds....this has been happening more and more. That was one of the reasons I took them down. It really puts a damper on making and offering free backgrounds as I have personally purchase and use quite of a lot of my own stocks to create these backgrounds. They don't even change them but sell them as is. I have emailed them but I really doubt anything happens. Thank you my dear for the heads up:glomp:
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:iconcelticstrm-stock:
CelticStrm-Stock Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I found one of yours on there. :( [link]
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
The guy has actually been very quick to remove my work from the site and is "investigating" their "supplier" so just send them a list of your work and links to the originals if you haven't already.
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SaphireFLames Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
so uncool :( X(
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yep :/
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:iconlemonzlol:
LemonzLol Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Holy shit!
Everyone on the internet is being hit! If I didn't run my business from Facebook, I wouldn't be posting it anywhere any more.
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