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HELLLLLLLOOOOOOOO. THREE EXCLAMATION MARKS MEAN SRS BUSINESS, YO.

Ok, so I suggest everyone, and I mean everyone, who watches me or even just stumbles upon this journal entry to read 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


Brief description: So this person has used some bot or scripting that lists artwork and the actual artwork on his/her site. Like our actual pictures. The script or whatever automatically generates pages with our artwork on it, and even the original title. Though s/he has put our username in the title but that's not the point! They have taken the artwork without permission. And could even be making money out of it. Please read the journal above for more info and how to complain.

You may not think your artwork is there cause you might think "Oh I'm new here." or "I'm not very popular on deviantART." or for whatever reason, but it actually can be. Even the "less popular" accounts have their things hotlinked on that website. I know I found some of my old stuff there... /shudders And I did NOT think my stuff would be on there.
And why a Korean Drama based website?! KOREAN DRAMA. WHY. NO. I LIKE KOREAN DRAMA. THIS IS NOT COOL. When I first clicked on the link, I was like "What? Did they give the right link?" But then I searched my username and BAM. I see my images there. And even some of my recent stuff. /morelikeamonthortwoago. Oh Godddddd. Picture after picture I find more and more of my things. Ooooh, this will be one long process. And I don't think I can start complaining until AFTER Christmas. I'm a busy person, y'know? /notreally.

I suggest to everyone to take this in a calm and mature manner. Don't be all "ERMAHGERD DEY STOLE MY ARTZ. IMMA BUST OUT SOME INTERNET LEGAL STUFF ON THEM." Just, no. Don't do that. The journal above has another journal in it that has a sample Formal DMCA Notice to Service Providers that you may use.

And a little warning, sometimes you may get a warning from your antivirus saying there is malware/virus so I advise not to explore too deeply in the site besides searching your username and/or titles of your work. Also, I don't think the people who are writers should worry too much. Since they type up things and they ain't pictures. But it would be a great help if writers do complain so we can get rid of this site once and for all.
ALSO, there could be things from other social networking or blogging sites. Such as  tumblr, Youtube, myspace etc. Maybe even Facebook. If it's set to public I guess.

I saw MMD-Mall write a journal about this so I thought I would as well for people who watch me that don't use MMD, people who aren't in MMD-Mall or anyone who happens to see this journal.

LET'S TAKE THIS PERSON DOWNNNNNNNNNNNNN. DOWNNNNNNNNNN TO FUNKYTOWN.

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:iconfreedom-the-batxd:
Freedom-the-batxD Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Found one of my pictures on there, it made me feel like I got punched in the stomach >n< NGHHH I hate this, I deleted the picture off of here, but I'm worried it's still on there. e__e
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azngirlJD Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
It will be on there. Even if you deleted it or put it in storage. .-. But do not visit the site anymore!
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Lucia-Lileth-Vladmir Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Writer
no one reads or looks at my stuff *forever unwatched*
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azngirlJD Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Awww. D:
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Lucia-Lileth-Vladmir Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Writer
yeah, but we should focus on the art theft
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Hidding-In-Sight Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
I'm lucky to not have found any of my things but that's because I'm a writer... But I will and have been posting lots of other art type things so Il keep my eye out.

Jeez I hate Art Thievery I'm more of a writer but I know both art and writing take time and effort... When it get's just stolen it's an absolute outrage. I mean even when I post a picture I like from someone on Facebook I have the decency to put a link to where I found it or whom the artist is and if I don't know I make sure to say it's not my own and give full credit to whomever the artist is.

Now I won't rant anymore and cause any ruffled feathers but I agree we have to take sites like this down or at least make them give credit where proper credit is due.
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azngirlJD Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Mm, yeah. :\ Nowadays everyone thinks about money. There is proper credit shown, but sometimes if the username is too long, they won't put it in the title.
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Hidding-In-Sight Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
I found some of my friends stuff on there so I told her about it... She just said it was her older art so she did not mind... :/
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azngirlJD Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Ooh that's sad. : \
Please don't visit that site anymore though! I'm a bit paranoid about it. ;n;
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Hidding-In-Sight Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Alrighty~
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goodlucklight Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Holy crapola, searched my username.
BAM. Fahk.
I saw mein photos.
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azngirlJD Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Yep, yep. There's many from other sites as well. Be careful about searching through it since there may be malware/virus lurking around. My antivirus hasn't popped up to say anything yet but I suggest you don't go on that site anymore.
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goodlucklight Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That photo.. :iconenglandlaughplz:
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azngirlJD Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
|D
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East-and-West Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Searching your name on said site, it actually goes to find your name and then takes pages and pages of art. Really, you aren't there until you're searched up.
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azngirlJD Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Well, it doesn't directly link to our artwork onto here like Google would. It's just hot linking artworks from hundreds of people, or even personal photos from myspace or whatever. And people have said most of their old artwork is on there even though they have deleted them or put them in storage. So this has been going on for a while I guess.

I don't know if I got the point of what you're saying so I apologize if this is just a paragraph of nonsense.
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amutolover98 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I searched my name...they even have some of my stuff
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:iconazngirljd:
azngirlJD Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Yep. There's quite a lot.
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Eeveegirl13 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
can you chek if any of mine are? i dont know how.
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azngirlJD Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
It's easy, you just search your username or whatever in the search box.

I did search your username. I don't think there's anything but you should try checking titles of work just in case.
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Eeveegirl13 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
They did ;_; two of mine and a ton of my boyfriends
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:iconazngirljd:
azngirlJD Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Mm... That's no good. :\
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SabrinaHeart Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012   Artist
oh man I feel u I don't want that to happen to me either 0o0
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:iconazngirljd:
azngirlJD Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Hopefully it won't!
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Chubby-Berry Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Ah it's so scary since there are even my Cosplay Photos ;-;
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azngirlJD Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Mmm! They're could even be social networking pictures as well. Like tumblr, Facebook, twitter, myspace. Very scary!!
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Chubby-Berry Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Luckily I don't have an account a tumbrl, facebook, twitter, myspace or so :3 Well... are they really thieves or is it just a Google-like search site or so? o:
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azngirlJD Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
No, no, no! S/he is hot linking images from various sites, the purpose being to increase traffic on the website and then increase how much they get paid by using advertising. So basically, they did credit us but did not get our permission to repost the image and basically making money off of our artwork.
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Chubby-Berry Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Ah I see.. Still mean ><
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azngirlJD Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Indeed! >n<
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ItsTimeToRain Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you fuckin serious?
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:iconazngirljd:
azngirlJD Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Oh so serious.
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ItsTimeToRain Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FFFFF.

I don't know how to complain to domains; or I would. I'm sure it's getting an assload of complaints already.
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azngirlJD Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
I know right? .-. I'm planning to, but a tad bit busy at the moment. And they don't only have dA stuff there, they can take things you've blogged/reblogged, posted or whatever from tumblr, Facebook, Youtube, Photobucket etc. I searched my tumblr name and shit I've reblogged came up. :I
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ItsTimeToRain Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I typed in JessicaBogle and my myspace shit came up.
I was like


wat.
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azngirlJD Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Ho shit that ain't good.
I do hope the people who host this site take it down. Like, seriously. Even personal pictures are there.
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ItsTimeToRain Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not at all.
Yupyup. I wouldn't be suprised if I found my boyfriend's facebook picture came up. e__e
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jeuhnhailee Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Oh my gosh. They even have my pictures. I am so upset right now, they should at least gain my permission!
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azngirlJD Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Yes! I know! They just hotlinked our art onto their site. Very upsetting. But try and act in a mature manner when complaining. (:
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jeuhnhailee Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
I hope the person will get caught.
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azngirlJD Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Well, we actually know the contact information of the person who owns the site. But I do hope the site gets shut down or something.
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jeuhnhailee Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
The bad thing is that the owner of the site didn't gain our permission to post the art. The good thing...well, the not-as-bad thing is that he or she at least credited us. If he/she said "Yeah I drew it" I would be more angry. I'm already kind of upset, but for sure, there are worse thefts.
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azngirlJD Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Yeah. That's my thoughts exactly. But I'd prefer if they had my permission. And they could be using hundreds of artworks to gain money by advertising and stuff. 'The general consensus seems to be that the site owner is using our art as a way to boost his domain traffic and earn sales off advertising placed within the pages.' Quoting from the journal that I have posted in this journal.
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jeuhnhailee Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Wait- so he/she have been using our artwork as advertising or for money? That's illegal!
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