My Art was Stolen..

By on May 19, 2014 6:55:33 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums External Link

Disturbedco...

Join Date 02/2007
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I just seen today May 19th 2014 about 5:am

That one of my Art Images was Stolen.. This one (Lucky Strike WP) http://www.wincustomize.com/explore/wallpapers/42986/

I am not sure how to have the Site remove my art from their Site and I didn't see any links to report it as stolen or to take down..

I did sent them this in an E-Mail

{{I did not give this person to upload my Art I want it removed from your site

This is the link that He or she did not and does not have my permission to upload MY Art
or this Site does not have my Permission to have MY art on your site..

Please remove this today..
Thank you...

 http://microwallpaper.com/wallpaper/blue-match-36670 }}

They don't even list the person who uploaded it to the site...

What do I need to do to get my Art off of their site? Oh and they even put a name on my Image to but can't really make it out..
it looks like (dws4.me) or (dwa4.me)
 
 
 
Some info on the image on that Evil site...

Blue Match FREE Tablet & Smartphone Wallpaper

Blue Match Wallpaper was added in 09 February 2013 and last seen at 19 May 2014. More than 186 users has viewed and 59 peoples already download this wallpaper. You can download Blue Match Wallpaper for FREE. All you need to do is help us grow by sharing this wallpaper.

 
I downloaded it put it in Photoshop and it matches up to my match... I found it when doing a Tinyeye search... and from what I know of Tinyeye the thieves can edit it but some how Tinyeye knows it's still the same Image.. which it is...

Thanks ....

P.S. also My image was uploaded here at Wincustomize on
Feb 05, 2010 & on Jul 07, 2011
and on deviantart.com on February 3, 2010
By ME...

but hey at least I now know some of my art is worth stilling even though I don't want it stolen...
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May 19, 2014 7:26:30 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Hey DC, I'm sorry to hear that you've been ripped and hope you can get some action with regard to getting your art removed sooner rather than later

I believe a PM or email to Jafo with the relevant details may be of help as he has had some experience in this area and knows the correct procedures, etc.

Again, I hope you get this matter resolved soon.

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May 19, 2014 7:38:36 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Sorry to hear that DC.  The Captain is correct, Jafo has a link or something to a form that can be used and the proper procedure to get your wallpaper removed.  I am sure he will see this post!

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May 19, 2014 8:51:52 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

thanks  you two

so far I see 4 or 5 sites it has been uploaded to, two of them do have a DMCA form to fill out... the others may too

but the one in the external like doesn't have one...


I will wait to see what Jafo has to say before I fill out any of these DMCA's on their sites...

I never put a copyright on them but IF I remember right Jafo said we do not have to, it just makes it easier

they do want ALL my personal info like
my full name, Phone number, E-mail, Home Address, City, State, Zip code, Country
Not that I will not give that info IF I have to I just do not want them spamming me or Calling to sell me something or Selling my info to others...

thanks for the info

 

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May 19, 2014 9:28:27 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

you all might want to check out these sites I found my art on as I do recognize a LOT of the Images but don't know who the artist is and the names have been changed and/or added to

two of the sites have my image up 2 to 4 times... I haven't looked at all the sites yet that Tinyeye gave me

but these so far are the site with my image on them and MIGHT be yours too

http://microwallpaper.com/wallpaper/blue-match-36670
http://hdw.eweb4.com/
http://pichost.me/
http://www.desktopwallpapers4.me/artistic/blue-match-361/

 

Look at these two as I do see art in there that I have seen Before HERE or on DA..
http://www.desktopwallpapers4.me/users/paulkknuutsonn/
http://hdw.eweb4.com/out/584510.html


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May 19, 2014 9:29:28 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

they appear to be in Indonesia, so good luck.

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May 19, 2014 9:30:20 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

DT1:


This is what you should send them. Not seeing Indonesia...rather WA (Washington state). If that's so, the request should be honored.

SAMPLE DMCA TAKE DOWN NOTICE

 

My name is INSERT NAME and I am the INSERT TITLE of INSERT COMPANY NAME.  A website that your company hosts (according to WHOIS information) is infringing on at least one copyright owned by my company.

An article was copied onto your servers without permission. The original ARTICLE/PHOTO, to which we own the exclusive copyrights, can be found at:

PROVIDE WEBSITE URL

The unauthorized and infringing copy can be found at:

PROVIDE WEBSITE URL

This letter is official notification under Section 512(c) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (”DMCA”), and I seek the removal of the aforementioned infringing material from your servers. I request that you immediately notify the infringer of this notice and inform them of their duty to remove the infringing material immediately, and notify them to cease any further posting of infringing material to your server in the future.

Please also be advised that law requires you, as a service provider, to remove or disable access to the infringing materials upon receiving this notice. Under US law a service provider, such as yourself, enjoys immunity from a copyright lawsuit provided that you act with deliberate speed to investigate and rectify ongoing copyright infringement. If service providers do not investigate and remove or disable the infringing material this immunity is lost. Therefore, in order for you to remain immune from a copyright infringement action you will need to investigate and ultimately remove or otherwise disable the infringing material from your servers with all due speed should the direct infringer, your client, not comply immediately.

I am providing this notice in good faith and with the reasonable belief that rights my company owns are being infringed. Under penalty of perjury I certify that the information contained in the notification is both true and accurate, and I have the authority to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright(s) involved.

Should you wish to discuss this with me please contact me directly.

Thank you.

/s/YOUR NAME

Address
City, State Zip
Phone
E-mail

---------------------------------------------------------------

Whois lookup result:

Domain Name: MICROWALLPAPER.COM 
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.name.com 
Registrar URL: http://www.name.com 
Updated Date: 2014-05-16T23:18:59-06:00 
Creation Date: 2013-06-06T04:17:06-06:00 
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2015-06-06T04:17:06-06:00 
Registrar: Name.com, Inc. 
Registrar IANA ID: 625 
Registrar Abuse Contact Email:  
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.17202492374 
Resellser:  
Domain Status: ok 
Domain Status: renewPeriod 
Registrant Name: Whois Agent 
Registrant Organization: Whois Privacy Protection Service, Inc. 
Registrant Street: PO Box 639  
Registrant City: Kirkland 
Registrant State/Province: WA 
Registrant Postal Code: 98083 
Registrant Country: US 
Registrant Phone: +1.4252740657 
Registrant Fax: +1.4259744730 
Registrant Email:  
Admin Name: Whois Agent 
Admin Organization: Whois Privacy Protection Service, Inc. 
Admin Street: PO Box 639  
Admin City: Kirkland 
Admin State/Province: WA 
Admin Postal Code: 98083 
Admin Country: US 
Admin Phone: +1.4252740657 
Admin Fax: +1.4259744730 
Admin Email:  
Tech Name: Whois Agent 
Tech Organization: Whois Privacy Protection Service, Inc. 
Tech Street: PO Box 639  
Tech City: Kirkland 
Tech State/Province: WA 
Tech Postal Code: 98083 
Tech Country: US 
Tech Phone: +1.4252740657 
Tech Fax: +1.4259744730 
Tech Email:  
Name Server: ns1.digitalocean.com 
Name Server: ns2.digitalocean.com 
Name Server: ns3.digitalocean.com 
DNSSEC: NotApplicable 

 


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May 19, 2014 9:35:23 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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May 19, 2014 9:47:35 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thanks DrJBHL,,,

Question on this part(s)

My name is INSERT NAME and I am the INSERT TITLE of INSERT COMPANY NAME. 

I get My Name part    but on the INSERT TITLE of INSERT COMPANY NAME.

 

INSERT TITLE  would be ?? Artist? Owner, DisturedComputer Here at WC or oxygenhazard at DA

INSERT COMPANY NAME. I don't have one so what would I put? here

and does the URL count if it is
http://www.wincustomize.com/explore/wallpapers/42986/

or
http://oxygenhazard.deviantart.com/art/Lucky-Strike-152746279

as they are not my webpage /I don't own them is what I mean...


How did you get this info

Whois lookup result: all that comes after that???

 

Thanks for the info

 

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May 19, 2014 9:53:15 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

DC...congrats...you have arrived.  Your work is good enough to steal....

 

It happens to us all...eventually....

 

If a site has DMCA forms/submissions...use them...ALWAYS be polite [they may not be the bad guy].

If a site doesn't have the facility use the Form as posted above by Doc ...and spend some time to search for an appropriate address to send it to.

 

Bottom line is...it is YOUR IP so only you have a vested interest/incentive to pursue and seek a resolution.

A simple timeline is all that's really required to demonstrate authorship if queried...

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May 19, 2014 9:57:16 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

DC...re TITLE/COMPANY - the form is generic.  In your case you would use your actual name and refer to your artistic name [common avatar/nick]....

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May 19, 2014 10:08:08 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thanks Jafo

and everyone else ...

 

How do you get this info

Whois lookup result: all that comes after that???


and Do I need to get that info on all the sites??

 

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May 19, 2014 10:33:32 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

No, DT1...

You use the whois info to get the email to send the request (Jafo's right...be polite, but firm). The sentence in the form remains simply (according to WHOIS information).

This is the url of the lookup: http://whois.domaintools.com/

You would need to send separate form/letter to each site posting without your permission.


 

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May 19, 2014 10:35:10 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thanks DrJBHL

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