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OK, it is Polish (thanks Phoenyx!) but I still don't see where they attribute the work to the artist. I know we put this stuff for "free," but I believe they should give us credit. I don't know. What do you think?
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Hello fellow stockers. I found a site out there with hundreds of my textures on it, as well as thousands of textures from other deviants. The problem is that I don't know the language, and can't determine what, exactly, they are doing with our art. They are using our titles, but I don't see any mention of us as artists. It appears to be a eastern European language, perhaps Polish or maybe Russian. Take a look here arttown.pl/tekstury-download/i…. If any one could figure out what is going on and let me know, I'd appreciate it.

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:icontwist-and-stock:
twist-and-stock Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
Well,
I can't make much of the website, and cannot get to a proper gallery. Considering how I find it difficult to find my way through their website I can imagine they considered they were safe enough.

Your message made me more aware of the stuff i should or should not upload as stock. I do not want weirdos to use my stuff for unwanted deeds. (that is if they found their way to my gallery, of course)
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:iconredwolf518stock:
redwolf518stock Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
True. I would have to sign up to see the actual artwork, and I think it's safe to say that I'm not going to do that! Oh well, live and learn.
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twist-and-stock Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
Yes, I probably can live with the idea that somebody stole (potentially) my stock but I would not like to think that somebody claimed my photos from my main account! (even though I am not hoping to make a career in art)
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:iconredwolf518stock:
redwolf518stock Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
The idea of some jerk making money from work I did... arrgh! I would put those copyright laws to the test!
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:icontwist-and-stock:
twist-and-stock Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
yes, that would probably get me started too.
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:iconkaiohtee:
Kaiohtee Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
Yeah, regardless of where they got it from, they -should- give credit.
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:iconredwolf518stock:
redwolf518stock Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
I agree. I'll just chalk it up to an ugly truth learned!
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:iconexistence-is-futile:
Existence-is-Futile Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
Credit where credit's due - I think it's due. :shrug: Is it claiming the work, or showcasing it? Hmm - don't suppose it matters really - you should get credit either way ^_^
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:iconredwolf518stock:
redwolf518stock Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
Yeah, we should get credit. I never saw a link back to the accounts, nor did I find a claim of ownership. So... I figured I'd let it go. sigh
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:iconexistence-is-futile:
Existence-is-Futile Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
-_-.. shame... oh well - it's gonna happen sometime or other :/

:shrug: T'slife. ^^;
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:iconphoenyxrising:
PhoenyxRising Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
I think they should at least have linked the textures to you. From what i saw tho there wasnt a mention that the textures belong to you, altho i didnt delve into the sitte nearly enough tho. I think they shud credit. i mean they didnt so it, you did.
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:iconredwolf518stock:
redwolf518stock Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
Yeah, there is not much else to do. I knew this would happen, it just sucks.
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:iconphoenyxrising:
PhoenyxRising Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
Maybe you could watermartk your originals, or send em off with a password with the download, unless you have LOADS of downloads tho, then youd spend most of your time sending people passwords..... it sux majorly
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:iconredwolf518stock:
redwolf518stock Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
I would rather not upload than put a watermark. I have ways of marking the work that are not so obvious. But now, I think I'm over it. I guess it was just the shock of finding it the first time. I just keep telling myself that that is what I put this stuff up for... so people can make art. Now, if I find someone CHARGING for it... all bets are off!
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:iconphoenyxrising:
PhoenyxRising Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
oooo thats even worse i think. If they do that? Im behind ya all the way. thats just downright mean. I have the same theory with some of the stock work ive added. but it think id feel differently if i saw my work being sold or used as someone elses. a good point tho, :D someone thought your work was good enough to steal. Its an honour as well as an irritation :D
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:iconredwolf518stock:
redwolf518stock Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
Exactly. I just wish... you know, with all those textures flying around out there, people are doing thing with them, and, well... I wanna see it, damn it! sigh

OK, I'm better now.

really
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:iconphoenyxrising:
PhoenyxRising Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
Im glad. I dont like it when my friends are upset. I know, Id feel the same if my stock was used.
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:iconredwolf518stock:
redwolf518stock Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
:D
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:iconabsoluteaudrey:
AbsoluteAudrey Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Good luck figuring that out. How in the heck did you even come across that in the first place?
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:iconredwolf518stock:
redwolf518stock Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
I got a wild hair... well, you know, and I googled myself! You should try it, it's a blast! (sarcasm)
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:iconphoenyxrising:
PhoenyxRising Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
losh, it wont show you, but add the url to the bar, translte from polish to english and it opens the whole site for you. ( i feel like a git now :D)
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:iconredwolf518stock:
redwolf518stock Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
Thanks!
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:iconphoenyxrising:
PhoenyxRising Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
[link];prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Farttown.pl%2F&sl=pl&tl=en&history_state0= thats the link for textures
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:iconphoenyxrising:
PhoenyxRising Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
[link];prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Farttown.pl%2F&sl=pl&tl=en&history_state0=

I used google translate. see if they are using your textures or linking back to you
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NymphadoraBellatrix Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I clicked the link, and my flagfox (tells me what country the server is in) popped up saying that the server is in the Netherlands, but the address implies that the site is Polish. If that helps any.
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:iconredwolf518stock:
redwolf518stock Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
Yeah, that narrowed it down. Thanks!
I'm just going to get over it. Sucks.
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