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Designer Thieves
res8zenith
post Jul 13 2009, 11:37 PM
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was wondering lately i've seen designs that look very similiar to other designs so i was wondering, what is the best thing to do when you catch someone stealing your material/ideas/codes/designs or structures for their own uses or sites?

what if they are using your stuff but credit you?
what if they are using your stuff and alter the credits?
what if they are using your stuff and remove the credits?


**normally i email them or comment on the site and tell them to take it off or i'll talk to their hosting services xD that's the best i got, and if their ashamed of what they did, they put the credits up or completely change everything before next sunrise. some are rude enough to slander & object the claim when clearly the material is stolen.
 
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post Jul 13 2009, 11:40 PM
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If they are stealing you exact design, or your code and you have actual proof and its something that actually took time then yes you can email them and ask them to remove and about 50 percent of people will comply.

But in my opinion there is no such thing as stealing code. A code is a code.
 
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post Jul 13 2009, 11:40 PM
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I spam them with gay porn
 
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post Jul 14 2009, 06:36 AM
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QUOTE(IWontRapeYou @ Jul 14 2009, 12:40 AM) *
I spam them with gay asian porn

 
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post Jul 14 2009, 08:37 AM
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LOL, in the hopes of finding Tung's photos so you can fap to them.

QUOTE(jcp @ Jul 14 2009, 05:40 AM) *
But in my opinion there is no such thing as stealing code. A code is a code.

So what do you call someone taking another person's hard work?
 
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post Jul 14 2009, 09:34 AM
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QUOTE(Mike @ Jul 14 2009, 09:37 AM) *
LOL, in the hopes of finding Tung's photos so you can fap to them.

that's not very nice. sad.gif
 
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post Jul 14 2009, 10:24 AM
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QUOTE(IWontRapeYou @ Jul 14 2009, 12:40 AM) *
I spam them with gay porn


BEST ADVISE SO FAR!!! laugh.gif
 
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post Jul 14 2009, 10:45 AM
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I just don't care.
 
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post Jul 14 2009, 11:21 AM
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QUOTE(Uronacid @ Jul 14 2009, 11:45 AM) *
I just don't care.


'course ya dont stubborn.gif
 
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post Jul 14 2009, 11:49 AM
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QUOTE(Mikeplyts @ Jul 14 2009, 03:34 PM) *
that's not very nice. sad.gif

Way to insult Tung. loool.gif
 
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post Jul 14 2009, 11:55 AM
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QUOTE(Mike @ Jul 14 2009, 08:37 AM) *
LOL, in the hopes of finding Tung's photos so you can fap to them.


Only if your in there with him. eyebrowes.gif
 
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post Jul 14 2009, 12:59 PM
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QUOTE(Mike @ Jul 14 2009, 12:49 PM) *
Way to insult Tung. loool.gif

harhar
 
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post Jul 14 2009, 01:10 PM
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QUOTE(Mike @ Jul 14 2009, 12:49 PM) *
Way to insult Tung. loool.gif


xDDDDD LOL THATS THE FUNNISH SH!T EVA XD.gif
 
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post Jul 14 2009, 01:44 PM
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Wasn't even serious, man. Y'all are f*cked up. -smh- Why is this in Debate?
 
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post Jul 14 2009, 02:48 PM
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Yeah, I'm going to move this elsewhere.
 
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post Jul 14 2009, 03:04 PM
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QUOTE(A1Bassline @ Jul 13 2009, 11:39 PM) *
^ I do exactly what you do. But most of the times, it isn't my stuff that's being taken, it's usually Gabi's or some other designer on here, so I just bitch those people out for them.

My stuff has been stolen so many times that I don't even care anymore. I actually got a few of those nasty myspace layout sites that are made up of all stolen content shut down for a bit, but it's really not worth the time. The sites that steal from me usually don't even have ways to contact them besides Myspace. Cowards. stubborn.gif
 
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post Jul 14 2009, 09:46 PM
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my fame and reputation xD
 
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post Jul 15 2009, 12:28 AM
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^ As strange as your post is, I can understand. There have been plenty of times that a person will claim credit for something they didn't design, and when the designer steps in and tries to get them to stop it gets ugly. The person who took the design can fight and claim it's theirs and the real designer could lose credibility.
 
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post Jul 15 2009, 06:36 AM
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If an art piece from a museum can be stolen, a digital artwork can be stolen too.
I wouldn't mind though, if someone took my design, and improved it to make it look much better. But crediting would still be required. o_O
 
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post Jul 15 2009, 07:00 AM
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well, i once saw one of my vectors used in some cell phone theme (lol) on deviantart without any credits to me at all. nothing in the description actually. and so i sent a report to dA.
 
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post Jul 15 2009, 08:24 AM
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If you post your work on a site where it's free to take then you need to accept the fact that people are going to steal your work and there's nothing you can legally do about it.
 
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post Jul 15 2009, 12:15 PM
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QUOTE(Beenly @ Jul 15 2009, 07:36 AM) *
If an art piece from a museum can be stolen, a digital artwork can be stolen too.
I wouldn't mind though, if someone took my design, and improved it to make it look much better. But crediting would still be required. o_O



thats what i'm saying too, BUT WHAT IF THEY DON'T CREDIT YOU AT ALL, not even for the idea, base, template, texture, inspiration, etc. what do you do THEN?
 
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post Jul 15 2009, 12:17 PM
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QUOTE(Uronacid @ Jul 15 2009, 08:24 AM) *
If you post your work on a site where it's free to take then you need to accept the fact that people are going to steal your work and there's nothing you can legally do about it.


i'll make a big fuss and make sure that other people are a miserable as me because i'm upset :( :( :(
 
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post Jul 15 2009, 12:52 PM
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QUOTE(serotonin @ Jul 15 2009, 01:17 PM) *
i'll make a big fuss and make sure that other people are a miserable as me because i'm upset :( :( :(


Steven makes a great point.

You're acting like babies. If people don't credit it you at all then it's your own damn fault. You need to force people to credit you by using water marks or by placing comments in the code.
 
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post Jul 15 2009, 01:23 PM
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haha, watermarks...
Im sorry, but do you know how many things I have used after taking off the credit. It isnt illegal! Even if it is rude, it isnt illegal. Taking content off of a website, maybe but removing the credit from a myspce layout? psh... But I havent ever redistributed content or claimed it as my own.
 

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