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Old 02-12-2018, 12:46 PM
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Uhu02's FREE Models SOLD in China!

For all Paper Modelers to know:

I just found on eBay that some dubious seller in China ("hotnick1984") SELLS well-known card model artist Uhu02's FREE download Sci-Fi models online. I have informed him via several e-mail messages (five various models) that he has NO RIGHTS whatsoever to sell these model kits! This makes me so disappointed:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Film-2001-A....c100167.m2940

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Old 02-12-2018, 12:51 PM
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Old news, unfortunately. Sellers in China have been doing this with UHU's stuff for years. Also with other designers' downloadable models.

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Old 02-12-2018, 02:10 PM
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Well, if people don't know about Uhu02 or can't get the password to download it somebody will pay money for it.
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Old 02-12-2018, 05:39 PM
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As usual, an ebay seller selling printed kits of downloadable models.
So, in a sense you are paying for the printing and cardstock and effort to put all that together.
Not a bad deal really...assuming the print quality is acceptable.

Alas, still done without Uhu's permission, so technically still piracy.
Someone else making money off Uhu's work.

Only Uhu can demand the listings be removed
...he has to go through the process of verifying ownership and copyright and all that.
But maybe hes not completely aware of how to fight piracy like this.

Instead, he resorted to a "secret library"
and a bunch of zealots controlling the distribution of his passwords.
If you put more effort into helping him fight piracy, rather than being so elitist about the control of his library, you might actually help him out.
Just sayin'


Maybe this seller is a zealot member? Now that would be hilarious.
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Old 02-13-2018, 10:44 AM
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Their a pretty tight lipped bunch at Zealot when it comes to Uhu's passwords or library. If it did turn out to be a Zealot mole, they would probably tar and feather him.
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:25 AM
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Nah...they'd send him here. LOL
"For your punishment, we banish you!...away from Uhuville!"
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Uhu's models are so widely pirated and distributed
(basically because of how difficult it is to get to them)
that its easy enough to find a copy without going through the magic portal of uhu appreciationland.

This Chinese seller may have had the model from its original release date
or just did a search for an already pirated copy.
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Old 02-13-2018, 03:48 PM
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I would think it is a good thing to be a tight-lipped bunch when it comes to Uhu's or anyone else passwords or library. If Uhu's just want to throw his stuff out to the world he wouldn't bother to go through the trouble to set passwords? It is up to everyone to govern themselves and educate the new hobbyist.
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Old 02-13-2018, 04:03 PM
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Yeah.
Respect his desires.
Keep the mouth shut regarding his password.
And let the self-appointed guardians of his work take care of business. Surely, and being so zealous, they must have already taken some sort of effective action.
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Old 02-14-2018, 04:04 PM
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Perhaps a site can be found to host the models/files rather than go to paranoic lengths. In China there is, sadly, a long list of cons and fakes. Apparently they want everyone to accept their belief that cons, fakes and copies are a form of flattery. Sad as whatever as the honest modeler gets caught up in this. Being paranoid does not mean the world is out for every ounce of flesh.
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Old 02-14-2018, 04:45 PM
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Perhaps a site can be found to host the models/files rather than go to paranoic lengths. ...
Well... he has his own site.

Now, ask yourself:
How comes not even that other forum which so furiously protects the password hosts UHU's files in their own downloads section?

Is not a matter of lack of places to host and distribute the files. There are plenty of options available.

It is just his way of doing things.
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