My art was stolen, now what?!You're casually browsing the internet when all of a sudden you see your art ripped on someone's myspace page, or elsewhere on the net, so what do you do?My art was stolen, now what?! by ~KissMyHuman
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Well if you're an American citizen, you're protected under that infamous law known as the DMCA, or the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. If you right click your ripped image and select properties, youll be able to see the address where the image is hosted. If its photobucket or some other easily accessible site then you have it easy and you know where to go to find a support email address. If your image is hosted on a dot com, youll need to do a WhoIs search and the name server that is listed will usually give away the company that is physically hosting the site. You can then get in contact with most sites through a webmaster or support email if you take a quick look around their site.
So now you know where your image is, what company is hosting it, and how to get a hold of them, then you scratch your head and ask
RIPPED ART TASK FORCE FOUNDEDRIPPED ART TASK FORCERIPPED ART TASK FORCE FOUNDED by ~RippedArtTaskForce
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written by: 1arcticfox :icon1arcticfox:
We are excited to announce the forming of a new team and site on DA called the RippedArtTaskForce (RATF)! After the recent discovery and exposure of 8,000 works of art ripped from DA artists due largely to the efforts of Deb:iconDWALKER1047: and several others :iconKosciarz:, :iconAlmoace:, and :iconvulcania:, Deb thought, Thats it, if you talk the talk, you need to walk the walk, and decided to form a team of fellow artists committed to helping artists who have had art ripped. Anita, Deb, and Lauren has had more than one work of art ripped and used in various manners without having been contacted for permission, so we are acutely aware of the issues involved and can relate to the frustration of all of the artists who have had art stolen, and not only just at DA!
Thus was born the RIPPED ART TASK FORCE, or (RATF) whose main purposes are to educate artis