Here we go again, to quote Ronald Reagan during a debate against Walter Mondale in, um, oh a long time ago (1980)..... skydancer-stock sent a link via note of a Korean website featuring clearly stolen art from deviantART. SkyDancer had received a note from justalittleknotty, whose own work is on the site. Again, as with the last time, the deviant name remains in the title of the work being posted, so it is easily found.
Every so often I Google my screen name to see where my deviations have ended up. I get bored after perusing a few pages of what comes up in the search, but it does amaze me just how far and wide my deviations have gone, even though my art isn't anything special.
Korean Drama is the website in question. Right off the bat I see devs I recognize from skydancer-stock, then devs from gild-a-stock and stock from the gallery of GillianStock
. Checking my own screen name (yes, using the search on the site typing in your own screen name will bring up all your ripped works) I found items
from my stock site, as well as traditional art from my WDWParksGal
site. One stock is a recent posting, so I know the site owner must check deviantART often. Also, I typed in thefantasim
and sure enough, here are her works
! If I typed names I could think of all night long, I wonder if they would all come up revealing ripped art????
I find this a bit scary; when I looked up my daughter's screen name I found a variety of items
from her sites, including her devID. It is a conundrum as to why the site would include her or any ID.
I wonder if Casperium
can get an award for the most stolen deviations
? Or perhaps that award should actually go to briannacherrygarcia
who has nearly 13,000,000 (uh-huh... 13 million) pageviews and a bazillion stolen art pieces
; however, I digress: Every time I turn around it seems I find a stolen nebula work from my dA friend a fellow CV when I was a volunteer. Great talent creates great art theft.
Please check the site to see if any of YOUR work has been stolen. Each time I thought of a screen name, art and/or stock for that person came up in the search. The site must be huge, and I could NOT find any place to file a complaint. The site has its own copyright at the bottom of each page. Bastard.
said that tattooingtattoodesigns
has stolen two of her tattoo designs with her new screen name along with eleven from her old name. If you're a tattoo artist, be sure to check the site; however, be warned: The contact link just sends you back to the front page!)
says the Korean site may be a scam to sell ads ~ could the site be interconnecting to deviantART using a script of some sort to connect the two sites? The ads are the "hunt that person down" type of ads. Frightening!}
The following is what justalittleknotty
came up with trying to find the source of the site when skydancer-stock
asked her if there was any way to DCMA the site (Elandria
has providing additional info
"I cant find one. But I did trace the server:
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