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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  Hobbyist Artist
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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