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    When is it okay to post a DMCA notice?

    This is the question that has been troubling me for a while. As you probably know, there is an art thief of dA who steals pictures from other KP artists, traces them and posts as his own. The admins on dA admins took down several of his pictures, but he has re-posted them since. I've tried to contact the dA admins again, but without success.

    Now, the thing which troubles me is this: is it okay to post that dude a DMCA takedown notice, because the fact is that those pictures are fan art, which means that technically they belong to Disney Studios who are still the copyright holders of the KP franchise, or should I send the DMCA notice only when I find my original work stolen?

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    Re: When is it okay to post a DMCA notice?

    I think you should read this article. It may help you better understand your particular situation: http://www.sfwa.org/2013/03/the-dmca...e-demystified/
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    Re: When is it okay to post a DMCA notice?

    Quote Originally Posted by jeriddian View Post
    I think you should read this article. It may help you better understand your particular situation: http://www.sfwa.org/2013/03/the-dmca...e-demystified/
    Thanks for posting this, jeriddian. I bookmarked it right away after reading so I could access it again if need be.
    A question comes to mind now: Someone on one of the other KP fan sites, some time ago, plagiarized my list of TV shows in the KP universe and posted it on their site under that person's name. If I ever find that posted on the 'net (either on that other site or elsewhere) under the thief's name, can I use the DMCA takedown notice to force them to either remove that article, or at least acknowledge that it's my work, and no one else's? I have the original Word document I wrote that article on, stored here in my computer's hard drive; the "Properties" box (when opened after you right-click on the icon) has the the date that file was originally created, as well as my name as author. Would that be sufficient proof that the file was created by me?

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    Re: When is it okay to post a DMCA notice?

    Something needs to be done about cfycfysx1992. This guy stole the pictures even from the deceased members of KP fandom like CommanderArgus. This kind of behavior is simply unacceptable! Is there anything that we can do to make him stop stealing our pictures?

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    Re: When is it okay to post a DMCA notice?

    Quote Originally Posted by TransWarpDrive View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jeriddian View Post
    I think you should read this article. It may help you better understand your particular situation: http://www.sfwa.org/2013/03/the-dmca...e-demystified/
    Thanks for posting this, jeriddian. I bookmarked it right away after reading so I could access it again if need be.
    A question comes to mind now: Someone on one of the other KP fan sites, some time ago, plagiarized my list of TV shows in the KP universe and posted it on their site under that person's name. If I ever find that posted on the 'net (either on that other site or elsewhere) under the thief's name, can I use the DMCA takedown notice to force them to either remove that article, or at least acknowledge that it's my work, and no one else's? I have the original Word document I wrote that article on, stored here in my computer's hard drive; the "Properties" box (when opened after you right-click on the icon) has the the date that file was originally created, as well as my name as author. Would that be sufficient proof that the file was created by me?
    I would think so, but as I am not an expert in this, I cannot say with certainty. I think a lot would depend on the host of the web site upon which you find the material.

    Quote Originally Posted by hrodwulf123 View Post
    Something needs to be done about cfycfysx1992. This guy stole the pictures even from the deceased members of KP fandom like CommanderArgus. This kind of behavior is simply unacceptable! Is there anything that we can do to make him stop stealing our pictures?
    You can try the DMCA on him, I guess, and see if dA responds. But other than that, I don't know what to do except post yourself a page on dA and proclaim loud and clear to all who read your page that the guy is a thief. There is not much you can do about trolls like this.
    "Say the Word"

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