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Old 03-01-2021, 04:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Gerry1966 View Post
Unfortunately, piracy is never avoided by any author. When I worked as a graphic designer for the GP Team (Formula 1 models), we published our models first printed. Even so, there were always "clever" people who at least scanned them and spread the scans, despite the deteriorating quality. If we pointed out that they were stealing, they laughed at us.
Now that I work for my studio, I've come to terms with the fact that someone always steals my job. I do not aim to make a living from it, it is enough for me if the earnings from the models pay me the cost of construction and also pay the models of other authors for my needs. I make models mainly for fun - myself and others.
Hi Jaromir,
The statement from you is very true and probably many have experienced the same regarding this piracy thing. Its seems that fact is more stranger than fiction and this applies in this topic too.

No matter what is done, there are always methods of bypassing the security measures set for the papermodel designs.

"If someone steals one's creation, Be proud that the creation was worth stealing"

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Old 07-21-2021, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by bkensky View Post
"If someone steals one's creation, Be proud that the creation was worth stealing"
What an awful sentiment, which serves only to justify stealing other people's work.

Those pirating paper models don't care* about what they steal and share, the effort serves two purposes for them:
a. to bypass payment for the art
b. to earn credit for distributng any work this way.
The credit comes in the form of financial rewards through web traffic or advertising,
and the personal reward of praise for being a self claimed "robin hood" of the internet.

This last excuse (robin hood) was actually used to me by a russian model thief. lol

*In many cases, pirated models are incomplete, old and out dated, damaged, lower quality and don't offer the same resources for support and assistance.
More reasons NOT to download pirated kits!

And if your models are being pirated, you can take action that works.
I file DMCA reports (takedown notices) when ever i find a file online that shouldn't be there.
Yes, it takes a little effort, but since I've done it before, I know how to do it fairly quickly.
Basically it involves sending an email to the abuse department of the file host.
As long as it contains the correct info in a standard format, it will be looked at.
I keep a copy of a past takedown notice and reuse it, replacing the necessary info.

As a matter of fact I filed two reports this morning regarding a pirated model (of mine) on a well known russian crap-pirate site.
One of the file hosts, deposit-files, responded and blocked access to the file I reported in only 7 minutes!!
Honestly...I sent the takedown notice at 8.58am...and got a reply at 9.05am!!!
This doesn't always happen...often it takes a day or two (for some file hosting companies) but some places respond very quickly because they don't want to be involved.
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