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Theft (UPDATE)/AN Schedule news

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 15, 2013, 4:30 PM
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Last Goodbye - Ke$ha
  • Eating: cookies
  • Drinking: water


***UPDATE***

Looks like the account was deactivated. I don't know if this was done by DeviantArt or by the account holder themselves, but it looks like we won guys!

Thanks to everyone who helped report the stolen photos and works by this person. Glad we can come together to help stop art theft! :D


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Hey guys,

I've been made aware that photos of mine, as well as of friends of mine and other cosplayers I know, have had their photos stolen and posted on dA under this account: sharpshadow9545.deviantart.com

I have asked this person to remove the photos, even giving her 2 days to remove them. As of yet, she has not yet removed either my photos, nor those of other cosplayers who's permission she does not have to post.

I have reported the theft to dA but as of yet, nothing has been done. I would appreciate if any of you guys could help by reporting the photos as stolen or being used without permission by the owners. Most of the photos are owned by other people, I've seen 2 at this time that are mine, and numerous others that are of my friends. If you recognize mine or even other people's works on this account, please help by reporting the account. 

I wouldn't normally ask for something like this, but it makes me uncomfortable that my photos are being posted on other accounts without my permission or credit. And even if credit was given, I don't appreciate people who are unrelated to the shoot to post my photos. I have never met this person before and whatever she may say, she at least does not have mine or my friends permission to post our photos. 

Again, I would appreciate the help. Please avoid harassment or vulgar language, I just want dA to deal with this in a timely fashion. I'd rather bombard dA admins than harass a person's account. 

Thanks you guys!!

PS. I've been getting asked about the AN schedule release date. Expect a release around the dates of April 24th-26th. I'm moving out of my apartment this week and I'll be getting settled in so it'll be rough to get everything sorted out and I would greatly appreciate your cooperation  and patience with the schedule release.
I will post a 24 hour advance notice before the schedule goes live. 

Peace and love! <3



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:iconaugust-fehrmont:
august-fehrmont Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good that they've been deactivated! I also reported some of the pics @_@ You have to wonder what is going on in the brain of some people...
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:iconrocknamlee:
RocknamLee Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Justice has been served. I knew calling up North Korea and China would help our side.
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:iconliquidcocaine-photos:
LiquidCocaine-Photos Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
hahaha nice job!! To COMMUNISM! The cause of and solution to all of life's problems!
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:iconloki555:
loki555 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Look like Justice have been served. Anyway, i cant wait for your schedule to be up. ^^
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:iconliquidcocaine-photos:
LiquidCocaine-Photos Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed. :)
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:iconjohnnypenn:
JohnnyPenn Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
sweet justice!
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:iconliquidcocaine-photos:
LiquidCocaine-Photos Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed. :) Just goes to show, if you put enough pressure and you're civil, things can change. :)
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:iconjohnnypenn:
JohnnyPenn Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yes. oh and threatening legal action! :)
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:iconaerynleafy:
AerynLeafy Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
I'm so glad you posted this journal. I might mention something on *SutekiGo too if they aren't removed in the next little while. It really pisses me off that she stole our Hetalia photos. And even had the balls to indirectly claims she's cosplaying or taking the photos. We don't even know her! dA better take down her account. It's just a huge amalgamation of stolen art :|
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:iconliquidcocaine-photos:
LiquidCocaine-Photos Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, I know some cosplayer who follow me found out they had stuff stolen from that person too, so anything to spread the word about theft. Especially because I only had 2 photos stolen, there are groups who had much more stolen and it's just plain wrong. I think I'll go for a DMA soon if dA doesn't resolve this soon.
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:iconrankin24:
rankin24 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
AN; draaaaaaanks
And we have to -actually- meet up, unlike last time lol
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:iconliquidcocaine-photos:
LiquidCocaine-Photos Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Lol yes!! I am so up for it. :)
XD hahahaha yeah, we def need to hang out for realz.
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Kurama--Babe Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My friend just posted this person's account on her FaceBook, she had about 5 pictures stolen. Hope it gets taken care of soon. I am reporting pictures as we speak.
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:iconliquidcocaine-photos:
LiquidCocaine-Photos Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome. Glad you're helping out. :)
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:iconjohnnypenn:
JohnnyPenn Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
i did comment on that account and did drop the f-bomb. However, I think it was called for. I do not stand by this sort of behavior and have seen a couple of Death Note cosplayer's go through some heavy, heavy stuff thanks to people like the person who stole your cosplay pics.

And as a writer, this is unforgivable!!!!!
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:iconjohnnypenn:
JohnnyPenn Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You need to send a DMA notice. This notice is official and she can't ignore it because it's legal. Also, you can also go to the owners of the site and tell them the pictures are stolen, or send them the DMA notice as well. One way or another those pictures will be taken down.

Also you could go to Stop_plagiarism on LJ and report it there.
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:iconliquidcocaine-photos:
LiquidCocaine-Photos Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
If nothing is done in the near future, I'll file a DMA. Thanks for the advice. :)
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:iconjohnnypenn:
JohnnyPenn Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I think I got the title of that thing wrong. I think it's supposed to be a DMCA letter.

Yes, I'd file it like today, but that's just me. I hope it gets resolved soon.
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:iconbellebleu:
bellebleu Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
I reported the photos I recognized from you and Mony. I also submitted notes to the groups that the thief submitted the works to. I've recieved a couple confirmations, and one of the group admins is submitting something to notify the help desk on the matter. If there's anything else I can do to help, let me know, 'kay?

Also, looking forward to seeing you guys at AN next month :) Hopefully this will be blown over by then.
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:iconliquidcocaine-photos:
LiquidCocaine-Photos Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks hun! I appreciate it. :) That's a huge help!

Indeed. I just want all this stupid crap to be over with so I can enjoy my summer and con season. :)
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:iconamaleighcp:
amaleighcp Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
I reported a few of them. I think the most frustrating point is the user doesn't understand that what they're doing is wrong, it's stealing other people's hard work. Hopefully dA will deal with it quickly and bar her from doing it again since the gallery is riddled with stolen images that they partially claim as their own. I hope your images in their gallery get taken down soon!

And good luck with the move!
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:iconliquidcocaine-photos:
LiquidCocaine-Photos Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for helping by reporting. Indeed, I hope dA deals with this, otherwise, I'll file a DMA. In Canada, at least, the photographer holds the rights to photographs they take, so this is totally within my rights.
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amaleighcp Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thankfully we're covered in Canada. I'm very glad that happened. Any news on the photos being taken down? I hope more people are reporting them too to get the attention from the dA staff.
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:iconliquidcocaine-photos:
LiquidCocaine-Photos Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, luckily the account was deactivated, so it's no longer an issue. :)
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:iconorangecarrotface:
orangecarrotface Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Which of your photos did she take? It's not cool at all and it seems a little low to take other people's photos. I can't think of a reason she could justify it with at all.
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:iconliquidcocaine-photos:
LiquidCocaine-Photos Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
She took a few hetalia ones I shot. Plus photos of friends from the same group, but a different photographer. But honestly, most of the photos, near as I can tell, are stolen.
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:iconorangecarrotface:
orangecarrotface Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
That really sucks. I hope something's done about it soon.
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:iconlunaladyoflight:
lunaladyoflight Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I found some of my old photos in there as well. REPORTED. I also reported friends I saw in there. Like seriously people?? O__O;

I can't wait for your Colossal schedule to go up!
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:iconliquidcocaine-photos:
LiquidCocaine-Photos Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad others were able to see this. It's just ridiculous.

hahaha! I can't wait for Colossalcon itself. I need a vacation. XD
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:iconsimakai:
simakai Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I had some of my old photos on that gallery, I reported them... man, if this person wants to simply collect cosplay pictures, she can just get a photobucket or the like, jeez...
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:iconliquidcocaine-photos:
LiquidCocaine-Photos Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed. I think she just wants to get views from other people's hard work and effort rather than through her own. It's sad. Either, way, it's wrong. dA is suppost to be about support and community. But what she did just undermines that whole thing.
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:iconsimakai:
simakai Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is plain sad. And the saddest thing is that even if the account is closed by dA, this person will probably only get a new one to do the same thing, without getting what is wrong in the whole situation.
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:iconliquidcocaine-photos:
LiquidCocaine-Photos Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
True, but I'd rather do what I can to protect my work and those of their owners than just sit back and say "well, it'll never end, why bother?" We may as well try and make it harder for them to do it.
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:iconsimakai:
simakai Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yup that's true, and who knows, maybe the message will get across someday... XD

It seems my ticket got accepted very fast, my pictures are not on her gallery anymore. Hopefully there will be enough to complains to ban this account soon...
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