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Hi all, this is a Public Service Announcement about a website that looks like it uses a bot program to list artwork from DeviantArt onto it. As such it has listed many of my works and I can almost guarantee that it has work from your gallery on it as well.
I've made this a journal on MMD-Mall, as I feel that it is important to reach as many people on dA as possible, and at last check MMD-Mall had over 4k watchers, making it the largest MMD related group on DeviantArt.

Before you check the website, your virus checker may beep at you when you go to this site, I know mine did but it just blocked whatever it was. However: You have been warned.

This has all the information that you need to know about it
Art Theft (UPDATE)The Important Stuff
This website (www.dramakoreaterbaru.com) is running a script bot that uses a search-engine like program to find your art and post it without your permission, and sometimes without any credit. There have been reports that posting your name into the search engine actually facilitates the script bot into finding your art. I don't know if that's true. There have also been reports that the ads on these image pages are rife with virus' / malware. There's also reports that these ads are being used to make money and drive traffic through the domain in order to make money off of you.  I urge everyone NOT to use this site. Instead send your complains to:
REGISTRANT CONTACT INFO: http://whois.domaintools.com/dramakoreaterbaru.com
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Name: PT.Belawan Sendiri
Phone: +62.616940770
Email Address: dindaluvcleo@gmail.com
You can also complain to his hosting company:
UPDATE Apparently the hosting has been moved to Atlushost, b




It says there to use their contact form, but check out: www.softlayer.com/support/lega… and it tell you to contact the address given there (there is an email address)

PLEASE NOTE:
If you wish to submit a copyright claim, you MUST use your LEGAL NAME (so your IRL name, not your username). You must also provide your REAL address. All the information must be true otherwise your claim is invalid.


Regards
MissingPixieSticks
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BlAcK-BlADEn Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student Filmographer
Seems like it's happening on other art sites too, not just DA D:

I'm hesitant to explore the site beyond the home page, just closed out of it without touching anything. My antivirus didn't beep at me but I still feel weird about it.
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GIRZim232 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've checked there, and the only images I've made that ended up there is fanart and the picture I have set up as the image in my webcam section. I'm not sure what to do since I technically don't hold the copyright to the content. Any advise?
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xxPruBen Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
They not only have my pictures on there, they have my youtube videos posted on there as well!! The hell?!
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Pocket-P Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hmm...

Seems like this bot/script was made not to only list these Users, but it was made to add other users when people search for them in this site. So if you are not listed, DO NOT search for your username... better.... do not even click that, so the script won't start to research about this account name you just entered.

It's a pretty strange script, people's virus checker will beep since this script access their PCs to contain these informations (username, etc) and will prob check your cookies folder (may you know that your dA/yt/etc. passwords and other informations are in this folder).

This one is like those fake chinese youtube sites, when you upload something on youtube, this site will actually get this file you just uploaded and create a link there.

I'm not going to even give it a shot, I don't want my username to be clipped by this script.

Best regards~
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starrmoon77 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
HOLLY CRAP, I WORK SO HARD ON MY ART AND MY SISTER DOES TO! IF THE THIEF STEALS MINE OR MY SISTER ART WORK I WILL HUNT THEM DOWN
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fichstick100 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
:icondangerplz: :icon12luna: IS A THIEF:icondangerplz:

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dont let the thief get away:iconfrageplz:
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yunlangpo Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
UGH! This is horrible! I hate seeing people from my country do this! Imma report her... =3="
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iYoonaRawrx Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Heard about this sometime yesterday or Wednesday
It hotlinks your art if you search your name.
But I only found stuff like what I posted on forums or what I commented on. O_O
None of my art was there.
Its like a Google web search thing, you Google your name and it shows images that you've been "connected" with.
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MissingPixieSticks Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah but it's not hotlinks, if it were like google then it would link to your page, however it links to it's own page (a reupload) which has advertising on it. The purpose being to increase traffic to the website and thus increase revenue from advertising. By doing such, they are essentially making money from other people's artwork
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RuchiiP Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
LOL WUT XD Even my facebook is there
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