To report Stolen Art:
1. You need to notify the site who has your stolen work and send a DMCA letter to the site. Here is the link to the letter--->[link]
2. Make sure that you complete ALL the information the letter is requesting, and send to the site.
3. Make a copy for your records. Make sure you retain the original link to the ripped art and the thumbnail on DA. (We will need this information should you require our intervention).
4. If you do not get a response within 10 days, please contact us and complete the information below. If you do not provide the information we are requesting and we do not have adequate staff to complete it, your rip may not become a priority for the Team.
REPORTING A POSSIBLE RIPSince the RATF has been founded, we note that there is a certain way we would like Rip Information reported to us. It makes it easier when it comes to the investigations. Please note the following, and keep in mind that it is imperative that we are provided with complete information.
1. How was the rip discovered?
2. Has the artist been notified?
3. Are you the artist who is the owner of the art?
4. Did you apply one of the creative commons licenses, watermark or copyright symbol to the image? If so, what kind?
5. Did you give your permission for the art to be used?
6. Have you contacted the person who posted the artwork? If so can you email the response?
7. Have you contacted the site owner? If so can you email the response?
8. What is the URL of the site?
9. What is your thumbnail on DA to the image that was stolen?
10. Do you have the contact information? Can it be provided?
11. When was this reported to the site in question?
12. Do you want the RATF to assist you?
We are working as hard and as fast as possible to deal with all the information coming in.
We are swamped and apologize - respond times to comments/questions may be slow.
We are not perfect – note us if there is an oversight…it is not intentional.
Comments left on the RATF site by others - are THEIR opinions – not necessarily ours.
We need volunteers who will uphold the volunteer code of ethics.
We WILL NOT tolerate unprofessional conduct or illegal or unorthodox methods… period.
This is not a vigilante task force.
We simply want to help people with their art theft and copyright issues.
We are volunteers and do not deserve abuse, we are merely assisting you to resolve your rip issues!
The Ripped Art Task Force gallery and images contained in it are Copyright ©2007-2008 RippedArtTaskForce. All rights reserved. All the materials contained in this deviantART gallery may not be reproduced, copied, edited, published, transmitted, borrowed, duplicated, printed, downloaded, or uploaded in any way without the express written permission of the owner of said image. These images do not belong to the public domain.