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38844 No. 38844
This thread is made for the purpose of discussing all concerns in regards to the Desktop Ponies project ( >>36234 ) and the increasing stealing of its sprite art, so that these topics can be omitted from the actual project thread in order to leave space for actual development there.

Please make sure that the people you report as thieves are actually thieves. Be sure to compare the sprites they put up with the ones in the project. Being accused of plagiarism when you actually haven't stolen anything is a very serious issue, so please make sure you double-check before reporting people here.

List of known thieves:

Thief's name: pumpkinc
DA account: http://pumpkinc.deviantart.com/
She stole a dozen or so of DP animations, claimed to have created them all and went absolutely hysterical when she was caugh: she deleted messages, blocked out people who called her oun on her lies, broke into a string of sob stories and even harrased out people on their own DA accounts out of kiddy rage and (apparently) some mental inbalances she suffers of.
Status: All the stolen material was taken down by DA Mods.

Thief's name: charlie46
DA account: http://charlie46.deviantart.com/
She stole animations belonging to PonyNoia, Deathpony and Dogostar.
She tries to pose as the original creator of the stolen material, and blocked out/deleted anything that could prove otherwise, she even harrased Deathpony on his own account, accusing him of being the real thief and attempted to sic DA Mods on him out of revenge.
Status: The stolen content is still up, DA Mods still haven't taken actions againt the thief.

Thief's name: samakelly
DA account: http://samakelly.deviantart.com/
She stole material that attempted to pass as her own AND demanded payment for using it. Her goal was scamming 1,000 DA credits so she could get a premium DA account for herself, and stood so low as to inventing a story about a friend who needed the money to afford a surgery. When she was caught, she deleted all comments accusing her and then disabled all comments on her page.
Status: DA staff deleted her account and banned her for life.

Thief's name: KoKoKokunuts
DA account: http://kokokokunuts.deviantart.com/ She stole a lot of material, posed as the real creator and attempted to feign craziness to avoid the issue when she was found out.
Status: DA staff deleted the stolen material, but she and her account are still active.

Thief's name: albinomink
DA account: http://albinomink.deviantart.com/
She stole a large number of DP animations, labeled them as "icons" and demanded payment because "she needed the money". She claimed to be very poor and almost starved, but a few conversations among her friends revealed she just wanted free money to spend.
Status: she panicked after being discovered and after a few half-assed attempts to justify herself, she deactivated her account and ran away to a new account found here: http://alienmink.deviantart.com/ where she is STILL trying to charge for using her stolen recolors and horrible splices.
Status on her secound account: all the stolen material is still up and the scam continues.

Thief's name:FlutterDashy90876
DA account: http://flutterdashy90876.deviantart.com/gallery/?catpath=/&offset=5
She stole a lot of assorted animations AND templates, presented them as gifts made by "a secret cousin" and submited them to different DA groups as her own. She had another DA account that had been reported for theft as well, it can be found here: http://saphirelotus-890.deviantart.com/
Status: She ran away after being caught for the second time, all the stolen material is still up.

Thief's name: fluttershylover
DA account: http://fluttershylover.deviantart.com
She stole practically the entire DP project folder and reposted it as her own, even offering to take "requests".
Status: she ran away after being caught, her account and all the stolen material are still up and untouched.

Thief's name: ponyluver, but her DA account is under the name of angelkat34
DA account: http://angelkat34.deviantart.com
Ttole a huge chunk of DP animations and then attempted to re-submit to the project thread found on this very same board as her own. After being chewed out, she tried to force her way into the project, refused to listen to any logic, hijacked other people's threads with her own recolors, and basically behaved like a huge headache that refused to stop or go away. She was caught stealing at least 3 more times and every time she STILL insisted to not have done anything wrong.
Status: She has apologized for her behavior and is willing to contribute to the project in a legitimate way. The stolen material has been deleted from her account. Although she now wishes to work with the project, she is still in a sketchy area, although she has behaved so far.

Thief's name:batrisyia04
DA account: http://batrisyia04.deviantart.com
She stole material from StarStepPony's DA account, then went hysterical when her theft was made public and tried to get SSP in trouble by claiming he was the real thief, then tried to get everypony's pity by claiming "she was only a little girl, she isn't responsible of her actions" and finally tried to tardrage her way out of the mess.
Status: DA staff deleted all the stolen material, and the thief's account is no longer active.

Thief's name: creshosk
DA account:http://creshosk.deviantart.com/
This guy has been brough out several times. He charges money for "his" animations, which is not something the original creators want. Even though he makes OC ponies (which is allowed), the original artists do not want their templates or sprites used for commerical profit.
Status: A lot of the sprite work is still on his account.
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>> No. 38850
>if mods are OK with this

Why did I read that with Fluttershy's voice...
>> No. 38854
Thieves are jerks and make me sad and I wish they would stop stealing instead of trying to justify their theft to themselves and to others when they're caught.

Also, seriously, what is it with Desktop Ponies that attracts so many lazy "artists" / thieves / ideas people / etc.?
>> No. 38857
>>38854
>Also, seriously, what is it with Desktop Ponies that attracts so many lazy "artists" / thieves / ideas people / etc.?
I think it has to do with the relative anonymity of the artists. Not many people could actually name an artist on the team. They just know them as the desktop ponies team so its easy to pass off as one of the artists.
Next is the relative consistency of the sprites. If you try to steal regular art, people will notice the difference between styles that you're using and get suspicious.
Also tons of artists put a signature somewhere on their picture and if these thieves had any talent or dedication to remove them then they would have enough talent to make their own art so we know that isn't going to happen. So they take things that don't have signatures attached to them.
Next is the massive amount of characters we have. If somepony questions them "ok then make this pony if you are such a great spriter" they have nearly all of them to grab so they think this might make it easier for them to get fame by filling requests and putting out consistent quality workmanship.

Personally I want to know why they steal in the first place. They didn't actually do anything so I don't see how they can have any pride in what their doing. It seems like it would be a very hollow feeling. For filling requests, I think the same amount of satisfaction of helping somepony out could be gotten by just pointing them to where they are getting their stolen art work from in the first place. Most of the thieves aren't getting monetarily compensated by stealing this art so that can't be the main reason. I'm at a loss but there must be some driving force for all the theft.
>> No. 38858
>>38857
>>Personally I want to know why they steal in the first place.

Attention, I suppose. Most of the thieves are young people, which can explain why they always assume they can pass somepony else's work as their own to impress other kids and nopony will ever found them.
I have noticed that whenever a kid is caught stealing, their usual reaction is making a sob story to get everypony's pity, or they simply panic and abandon their DA accounts for good.

The problem are the older thieves.
A single look at their accounts and the smug tone they use, or how they try to paint themselves as victims every time they are caught is frankly, disturbing and it makes you wonder what kind of void they are attempting to fill.
Plus, unlike a stupid kid, the older thief is agressive and tries to abuse the system the most they can to prolong the lie as much as they can- deleting comments or blocking out people who called them on their theft is their habitual strategy, other thieves simply snap and start attacking people while they keep piling lies on top of more lies.
And then we have the "special" thieves, who not only claim they will do whatever they want, but also pretend to control the entire situation by ordering others to not talk about the issue and even attempting to get them in trouble as "punishment."

I remember a very disturbed thief who stole DeathPony's animation gallery and who's only excuse when he was found out was claiming that he had created everything during 2010 and the real thief was DeathPony, so he should be punished and the thief deserved a compensation or something.

So yeah, attention. Why would they want to do stupid and boring things like practicing and developing skills when it's easier to steal other people's work and then use their awesome wits to convince everypony that everything is their own work?

The saddest thing about thieves is that Desktop Ponies have been distributing templates and guides since the first day the program came out so anypony could learn to make their own animations, but the thieves not only refuse to use the templates- they steal them and try to pass them as their own as well.
>> No. 38864
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38864
This sounds like a fine thread. Can I get a list of people who are known thieves? I'll edit it into the first post for you.
>> No. 38867
I recall the time when I caught a theif who stole some awesome art. That guy had the gusto to claim that he had made the art and to claim that it took effort to make.

Luckily I have yet to see anypony try to steal my work. But then again, I am a programmer who can't draw. There isn't much of a market for code without art.
>> No. 38872
>>38864

http://creshosk.deviantart.com/ <-- this guy has been brough out several times.
He basically grabs everything made by the DP team, then recolors or combines it and displays it as his own.
To add salt to the injury, he charges money for "his" animations.
>> No. 38945
>>38864
You can do that?
Well, go ahead then.
>> No. 38946
>>38872
Well, recoloring to make OCs isn't actually stealing, since it wouldn't be the same material anymore... but charging for it is still wrong.
>> No. 38950
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>>38945
I'd like a list of known thieves, then. Even ones that have already been reported or dealt with, in case they show up again.
And yes, I can edit the OP, seeing how I'm a mod and all.

>>38872
If people pay money to get animations of their OC's - that's their thing. It's not stealing, since making OC pony sprites is well, part of the gig. Taking animations/sprites from the project that were made by somepony else and posting them as if they were your own, that would constitute to stealing.

If people are paying money to get somepony to make a sprite/animation of their OC... Well, I'd say that's pretty dumb on their part, but it's not stealing.
>> No. 38962
>>38950
The only thing with charging is it is against the copyright clause that was put on the sprites. Every single artist I have seen on this project has stated that they do not want their sprites used for commercial purposes. That includes modifying the bases to sell. Yes it does take effort to modify the sprites into an OC pony but that does not make it ethically or legally right to use the bases to make a profit.
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>>38962
Hm, I see. I wasn't aware of that.
>> No. 38970
>>38950
>>I'd like a list of known thieves, then.

Thief's name: pumpkinc
DA account: http://pumpkinc.deviantart.com/
She stole a dozen or so of DP animations, claimed to have created them all and went absolutely hysterical when she was caugh: she deleted messages, blocked out people who called her oun on her lies, broke into a string of sob stories and even harrased out people on their own DA accounts out of kiddy rage and (apparently) some mental inbalances she suffers of.
Status: All the stolen material was taken down by DA Mods.

Thief's name: charlie46
DA account: http://charlie46.deviantart.com/
She stole animations belonging to PonyNoia, Deathpony and Dogostar.
Status: she tries to pose as the original creator of the stolen material, and blocked out/deleted anything that could prove otherwise, she even harrased Deathpony on his own account, accusing him of being the real thief and attempted to sic DA Mods on him out of revenge.
The stolen content is still up, DA Mods still haven't taken actions againt the thief.
>> No. 38971
>>38970

Thief's name: samakelly
DA account: http://samakelly.deviantart.com/
She stole material that attempted to pass as her own AND demanded payment for using it. Her goal was scamming 1,000 DA credits so she could get a premium DA account for herself, and stood so low as to inventing a story about a friend who needed the money to afford a surgery. When she was caught, she deleted all comments accusing her and then disabled all comments on her page.
Status: DA staff deleted her account and banned her for life.


Thief's name: KoKoKokunuts
DA account: http://kokokokunuts.deviantart.com/
She stole a lot of material, posed as the real creator and attempted to feign craziness to avoid the issue when she was found out.
Status: DA staff deleted the stolen material, but she and her account are still active.


Thief's name: albinomink
DA account: http://albinomink.deviantart.com/
She stole a large number of DP animations, labeled them as "icons" and demanded payment because "she needed the money". She claimed to be very poor and almost starved, but a few conversations among her friends revealed she just wanted free money to spend.
Status: she panicked after being discovered and after a few half-assed attempts to justify herself, she deactivated her account and ran away to a new account found here: http://alienmink.deviantart.com/ where she is STILL trying to charge for using her stolen recolors and horrible splices.
Status on her secound account: all the stolen material is still up and the scam continues.
>> No. 38972
>>38971

Thief's name:FlutterDashy90876
DA account: http://flutterdashy90876.deviantart.com/gallery/?catpath=/&offset=5
She stole a lot of assorted animations AND templates, presented them as gifts made by "a secret cousin" and submited them to different DA groups as her own. She had another DA account that had been reported for theft as well, it can be found here: http://saphirelotus-890.deviantart.com/
Status: She ran away after being caught for the second time, all the stolen material is still up.
>> No. 38973
Thief's name: flutteshylover
DA account: http://fluttershylover.deviantart.com/
She stole practically the entire DP project folder and reposted it as her own, even offering to take "requests"
Status: she ran away after being caught, her account and all the stolen material are still up and untouched.

Thief's name: ponyluver, but her DA account is under the name of angelkat34
DA account: http://angelkat34.deviantart.com/
Probably the dumbest thief of all, she stole a huge chunk of DP animations and then attempted to re-submit to the project thread found on this very same board as her own. After being chewed out, she tried to force her way into the project, refused to listen to any logic, hijacked other people's threads with her own recolors, and basically behaved like a huge headache that refused to stop or go away. She was caught stealing at least 3 more times and every time she STILL insisted to not have done anything wrong.
Status: She deleted the stolen material from her DA account by herself, but she did it against her will and tried to make it look as a special favor she was doing for her victims. The account is still active and she was called out on other thefts as well.
>> No. 38976
Thief's name:batrisyia04
DA account:http://batrisyia04.deviantart.com/
She stole material from StarStepPony's DA account, then went hysterical when her theft was made public and tried to get SSP in trouble by claiming he was the real thief, then tried to get everypony's pity by claiming "she was only a little girl, she isn't responsible of her actions" and finally tried to tardrage her way out of the mess.
Status: DA staff deleted all the stolen material, but the thief and her account are still active. And yes, SHE MAD.

And that's are all the thieves I could retrive from the archives. Whew!
I noticed that almost all of them were girls, which makes me feel sad and ashamed inside. :(
>> No. 38981
http://guaguita123.deviantart.com/gallery/?catpath=/

I think this person just stole some of Deathpony's animations (Surprise, to be exact) and her DA has already some comments calling her a thief to boot.
>> No. 38982
>>38981
Actually it looks like they just took pinkie pie, recolored and then tried pasting on a wing. Its not the same colors deathpony was using and he never made that particular one. Then the next one is same as above though without wing and the next 2 look like she tried creating them herself with the base.

Not what I would call a thief(for extents of our project). It looks like the thief things are because of her profile pic and something that she already took down. So while not a thief now might want to keep a lookout.

@anon posting history

Wow that was a trip down memory lane. Its hard to believe some of them are still up. I had to laugh recalling all the completely baffling stuff they tried to pull. I still cant believe how batrisyia04 attacked me first before any of us even knew about her thefts. She was trying to make sure she was the only thief in town I guess. I wonder if she managed to scare off any of her fellow thieves before she got around to accusing me.
>> No. 38985
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>>38972
Thanks for doing this, I edited the OP. If any more thieves arise, I'll add those in the future, I'll be watching this thread.
>> No. 38995
>>38982
>>I still cant believe how batrisyia04 attacked me first before any of us even knew about her thefts.

The saddest thing is that she could have stayed unnoticed if she hadn't done that and revealed herself as a stupid thief.

In general, you can spot thieves or suspicious people if you use DA's search option to search for terms like "Desktop Ponies" "Pony Trotter" "Trotter" or "Pony icon"
Keep on mind, while some people has reposted DP animations, they at least have the decency to give credit to the real animators and a few of them even add links to DP's homepage.

>>38985
You missed this one here: >>38872
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>>38995
I derped. It's in there now.
>> No. 39002
>>38950
Sorry, I'm not that used to the site as to know the mods outside of their ## Mod ## identities.
>> No. 39005
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>>39002
That's quite alright. I think you're not the only one, heh.
>> No. 39008
http://asluc96.deviantart.com/art/Daring-Do-Trotter-296222699?q=sort%3Atime%20gallery%3Aasluc96&qo=24

This person claims to be the creator of the Daring Do animations used in Desktop Ponies, and says the same about some filly Rainbow Dash animations.
The person who originally submited them to DP didn't used a name, so this could be either a thief or the real deal.
>> No. 39009
>>39008
Those aren't the same sprites as the ones in the program. People, PLEASE make sure to check this before submitting "thieves"
>> No. 39011
>>39009
Holy mother of coincidences, I know this person. Yeah, the sprite is custom, he made it because he didn't have an up-to-date program and wasn't aware Daring Do was already created.
>> No. 39012
>>39009

You seem to have missed the part that said
>>this could be either a thief or the real deal.

Take a chill pill and read the entire post before exploding with rage, please.
>> No. 39056
>>39012
Just appearing in here is incriminating in itself to anypony who doesn't read the entire thread. How would you like it if you showed up in this thread accused of thievery by somepony who didn't do their research?
>> No. 39060
>>39012
I just informed that yes, he was legit, the following sentence wasn't rage, but a clarification for anypony else submitting which I really should've put in the OP (mind helping, Thirtyfour?). In fact, there wasn't any anger in it.
>> No. 39133
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39133
Um...
I'm new to the world of Ponychan but...
What is the point of this?
I mean. What are normal bronies like me going to use this thread as?
I'm sorry, I just don't know what this is.
Can somepony please explain this?
>> No. 39134
>>39133
It meant to record everypony who has stolen from the program and uploaded the sprites as their own.

We have really bad luck with thieves...
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>>39060
I'll edit it into the OP that peeps need to confirm they people they are accussing are actually thieves. I thought this would be self-explanatory but I suppose not.

>>39133
A lot of work from Desktop Ponies gets stolen and at a frequent rate. To keep the Desktop Pony thread(s) free of this kind of discussion, this thread was created so the DTP thread(s) can focus on development again.
>> No. 39138
You may want to add ponyluver's recent activity on here for recording purposes. She claims to be sorry and is trying to make some real contributions to make up for in. So far she hasn't caused any trouble. A rather unfriendly Anon went ballistic when she returned but he was sent to the moon. She is still in a sketchy area and isn't fully trustworthy yet but so far she has stuck to her word.
>> No. 39139
>>39138
Done.
>> No. 39140
>>39138

I was about to suggest this but you beat me to the punch.
The other thieves haven't been intervened by DA, by the way.
>> No. 39145
>>39140
Well, charlie46 is now playing dumb and trying to deny she ever stole anything (she just deleted ALL the remaining comments calling her our on her lies)
On top of that, she *snerk* is now trying to sell screencaps from the cartoon.
You know, the things you get for free by just clicking Alt + I while watching the cartoon? Yes, she wants money for that.

Alienmink's email adress is [email protected], which she is planning to use for the scammed money (thus, dodging DA's rules or so she believes) and she's online and active while I'm writing this.
>> No. 39149
>>39145
Selling screencaps? Where is this evidenced? (searched through her dA, saw no signs of it) I really must admit, that's downright dumb. At least sprites actually are supposed to involve hard work, but that's something that literally anypony can do by pressing a button.
>> No. 39150
>>39149

A quick check of her DA showed that she is trying to pass Rarity's Gala dress drawings as "vectors" and then added a "buy this print" button on them.
On top of that she has a donation pool where she is asking 2,396 credits so she could get a premium DA account for free.

What a dumb and greedy person. Lazy too, because if she wants money so badly, why she can't simply get a part time job instead of begging for loose change?
>> No. 39153
>>39150
Oh yeah, those vectors. Well, I've actually seen some vector artists putting the buy button too, guess if it's well made then it might *clicks* holy crap they're not even vectors they're just stretched JPEG screencaps...
>> No. 39207
Bumping this to post a message that batrisyia04 posted on her Da regarding her theft accusations:

>>"Hah! I've blocked all your messages to prove that I didn't steal tho avatars"

There are a few hidden comments under a pile of text (that is blatantly trying to kick the accusatory messaged to the next page) so I think is more than obvious she's up to something.
Again.
>> No. 39279
"Hah! I've blocked all your messages to prove that I didn't steal tho avatars"

What. How does that "prove" anything? What kind of logic is that?
>> No. 39307
>>39279

The same kind of deranged logic she used when she lied about her age (she swears she's just eight years old) so she couldn't be made responsible for all the dumb things she keeps going.
Incidentally, Deviantart rules say you must be at least 13 years old to register, otherwise they ban you for being underage. So, anypony with a DA account can please tell this to this deranged chick?
Her reaction will be so worth the problem.
>> No. 39367
How exactly is thievery being defined here?

I'm sorry if this seems an obvious question, but I'm curious... there seems to be a lot of people here and a lot of accusations... some are pretty straight forward----charlie46 and fluttershylover, for example. but the others, not so much...

Are recolors thievery? is it only thievery if you sell them? I'm trying to figure out the logic here so I might better be able to identify thieves...
>> No. 39371
It is tricky, because copyright laws are frequently misunderstood, and the fact that this is fanart/fanwork/derivative of an actual registered intellectual property of a big company that has turned a blind eye to us because they appreciate the fandom makes it even more confusing.

It's usually the people who refuse to ask permission and give credit when they are obviously using a base or a recolored sprite and claiming it as theirs the ones that are thieves.

If you're unsure, you can always ask here, "Hey, what do you think about this (link) sprite? Is it legitimate or stolen from DP? I'm unsure myself but I don't want to make false accusations."

This is a discussion thread too, after all.

I think people who are actual sprite artists might be able to give some better pointers on how to spot falsifications.
>> No. 39378
>>39371

Isn't really tricky, since it can be broken on 3 simple items:

1)- If you take a desktop Pony animation and repost it as yours, then you are a thief.

2)- If you take a desktop pony animation and modify it to "create" an OC or a cartoon pony, then you are a thief, no matter if you give or not credit. (Credit does not equals to permission)
But if you take the public domain bases created and released by Desktop Ponies's team, and modify them to create an OC or cartoon pony, then you are OK.

And 3)- Desktop Ponies uses a non-profit license. So if you use the pony animations (stolen or not) to make any kind of profit, call it charging money or receiving "donations" then not only you are a thief, you are also breaking the law.

It's a very definited area, if you stop and look at it for a moment. Thieves, however, are always trying to find loopholes or create confusion so they could keep getting what they want.
>> No. 39397
>>39378
Strictly speaking, only the *code* of Desktop Ponies is under that non-commercial license. DPG doesn't have the right to license the *art* (as he didn't make them and doesn't have statements from everypony saying they sign away their copyrights to him), so even non-commercial use of the artwork could be breaking the law.
>> No. 39402
>>39397

>Thieves, however, are always trying to find loopholes or create confusion so they could keep getting what they want.

Welp, so it was true.
>> No. 39438
http://charlie46.deviantart.com/

More stolen art was uploaded and more messages were hidden on her gallery.
I commented on the stolen vectors and she blocked me out, so I can't do more for you, guys...
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batrisyia is now banned. She foolishly gave her own age away xD
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>>39449
>> No. 39452
OK, a little update about ponyluver's thieving spree.
Turns out she founded a DA group and she was caught stealing art to use it on her DA group, when the real crreator called her out for it, ponyluver simply ignored him.
The group is here: http://mylittleponytoys.deviantart.com/

On her own DA page, ponyluver's sob story received a single reply from one of DP's team members (anonycat) and the guy openly said he doesn't wants to see her stalking the group and insisting to force herself on them anymore.

Not a single person has bothered to counter him or defend ponyluver, probably because there's nothing to defend to begin with.
>> No. 39490
>>39452
Yes, they already talked about ponyluver's return on the main thread.
And btw, that stolen art for the group you quoted seems to be from last year's October, and isn't actually related to this project, so I don't see why it should be brought upon here.
>> No. 39496
>>39490

Probably the point was that menctioning how ponyluver has been ignoring her victim's complain since last year?
Or pointing out how despite her claims of being repented, she actually continued her thieving spree, even after she had already been chewed out by DP's members?

It's not directly related to DP, but it adds extra information about ponyluver's true colors and how the things she says always contradicts the things she does?

Pretty much like charlie46, albinomink or batrisyia04, except that ponyluver is soon going to complete a full year of thieving and creepy stalking DP, still w/o changing her ways or understanding why she is disliked?
>> No. 39521
>>39496
We already knew how she was in regards of thievery. She is still considered the worst around here. No need to keep pointing that out (at least not with old stuff)
I still haven't seen her stealing anything more since her last "apology". In fact, she didn't even come back to any thread no more.
Let's just wait to see what her next move is.
>> No. 39609
http://desertengel.deviantart.com/gallery/26888971

This person is redistributing .psd files of all Desktop Ponies as "bases". Before you jump to bite my jugular off, consider the following:

She claims the bases as her own.
She doesn't menctions at all Desktop Ponies or the original animators.
She demands credit as the real creator.
She disabled ALL comments on every of "her" bases. What she says, stays.

As far I can see, she's a thief trying to get some easy fame and attention.
>> No. 39624
>>39609
I'v had a look at her gallery and she has credited the team and monkeyjay

But she could do with somepony who's a better word smith then myself having a chat with her about the wording.
>> No. 39632
>>39521
>I´m not the creator of all pony icon bases. Please don´t say I´m. D':
I'm officially confused
>> No. 39635
Hi everypony, I just came across this deviantart account:
http://twilight-s.deviantart.com/gallery/
I'm the person who made the Daring Do animation, so that one is stolen, probably the rest of the sprites in her gallery too...
>> No. 39645
>>39635
We're gonna need more proof than simply saying "that sprite is mine" before doing something about it (specially if you don't even write your own name)
>> No. 39648
>>39635
>>39645
Brown that's my sparkler animation.

How do we go from hear?
>> No. 39649
>>39645
Evidience that Sparkler opening the jar is mine

Link to my DA gallery with some of my pixel ponies
http://james539.deviantart.com/gallery/33639045
>> No. 39650
>>39648

You can report the stolen animation to DA Mods by using the "report this deviation" option found on the bottom right of her stolen animation page.
Yes, it's kinda easy to miss it, especially with the ads.

Explain the situation and add a link to your own DA to prove you are the real deal, then her deviation will be eliminated on a few hours.
>> No. 39656
Thanks never had any of my work stolen before.
>> No. 39658
>>39645
I'm sorry but I have no idea how to proof it's mine, I posted the sprites as anonymous so writing my name doesn't help. I haven't uploaded them to my DA account either.
>> No. 39659
>>39658
Well then, I personally have no idea how you should go on... You should've added credits to them when posting them.
If somepony has better advice than me, try helping him out
>> No. 39660
>>39659
Her. And I don't really care much about the fact that my sprite is stolen, I just wanted to tell you about this account with stolen sprites.
>> No. 39662
Well, I don't go on Deviantart much anymore, and it seems all the people that steal art are on Deviantart. I might go on again just to find some thiefs of this stuff.
>> No. 39846
http://twilight-s.deviantart.com/ <--- apparently, this thief ran away after her theft was being commented on her DA profile.

Unfortunately, all the stolen material is still up, I tried to report her but DA Mods replied that I needed proof and I don't know the names of the people she stole from.
A little help here, please?
>> No. 39903
>>39846
If your keen to help.
I'm Vulcan539 & post over there as james539.
the Sparkler eating peanut butter animation is mine.

Sadly I don't have the individual file up but hears my gallery.
http://james539.deviantart.com/gallery/33639045
>> No. 39904
hey guys may have found somepony else whos stealing work.
This person maybe doing but jsut want a second/third veiw
http://mysticmistsong.deviantart.com/
>> No. 39905
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>>39904

Well, I checked them out and apparently, they are her own animations.
The left Mayor Mare is from DP, the right one is from her gallery. They are different, and the girl's one is considerably inferior to the one from DP.

However, looks like this girl is the real creator of the infamous Aunt Orange animation that Ponyluver attempted to submit to DP months ago, so your post was productive after all.
http://mysticmistsong.deviantart.com/gallery/36243702#/d53l4en
It even uses the truncated walking cycle and all.
>> No. 39933
>>39905
Actually, that may just be something that Ponyluver did make.After taking a look, it seems as though the cutie marks are different, the bangs move, and the eyes are different.
>> No. 39970
http://firefox5013.deviantart.com/gallery/

Another confirmed thief, she stole from Desktop Ponies AND from the OC ponies thread as well.

Like all thieves, she's hiding posts and blocking out people who try to expose her.
>> No. 39978
Can somepony double cheak this persons work.
http://lekadema.deviantart.com

Rather a second veiw before accusing.
>> No. 39979
Hey guys jsut to try and raise awearness for the real artist and creators of desktop ponies, Reply to people that fav/comment in a positive towards stolen work.

I'm just letting you know the person you got the bases/commistioned etc [entre name hear], is a thief of the Desktop Ponies team that put the time and effort into making the base and animations they are claiming as her own.

hears the link to there Ponychan boards
http://www.ponychan.net/chan/collab/res/36234.html
http://www.ponychan.net/chan/collab/res/35944.html
And webiste
http://desktopponies.com/
>> No. 39983
>>39978

There are a LOT of very familiar animations hidden among her tsunami of crappy recolor and splices indeed.

Cloud Chaser, Cloud Flitter, Pon-3 and the uppity way as she imposes lots of self-serving conditions to use her "free" icons are enough to make one feel all wary.

Especially since she uses a lot the word "Free" and "photoshop", which are like sacred mantras for theives and impostors.
>> No. 39989
I think we really need to do more to get our name out there in the community, alot of the thieft is becuase we are a unknown, wile our work is well known.
I'm no promotions guru, but I think we are going to have to do something to try and combat some of the art theift.
>> No. 39994
>>39989

A good idea would be ask the DP artists to form a closed group on Deviantart, where the could feature all of their pixel art (Linked from their individual accounts) so everything could easily be found and linked to prove their ownership in case of thefts or DA mods being jerks and putting obstacles before dealing with theives.
>> No. 39995
>>39994
The thing is, this should've been done right from the start. If some artists go and upload their stuff now, the stealer might go all whiny and say "HEY BUT THIS GUY UPLOADED IT AFTER ME SO HE'S TEH ONE SLEATING HURRDURR"
I'm sorry, but it's the reality. If there is a way to properly demonstrate the date of creation of the image files on dA, then go for it.
>> No. 39997
>>39995
im aware of that problem, but this isn't a order for the DTP team to do this It's a sujestion to safe guard our future work.

Tho I do like the DA idea, at worse it will be a step in the right direction
>> No. 40017
>>39997

If the real deal artists make their DA accounts after the thieves, then all what they have to do is add a small "Artist's creator" section on DP's home page with a link to the artist's DA and the same e-mail to prove they are both the same person.
>> No. 40048
Iv set up the DA group, but I dont have the dtp guys DA names.
http://desktop-pony-team.deviantart.com/
>> No. 40117
http://spike-dragone.deviantart.com/
Uploaded a few sprites with a "promise" of more to come.
>> No. 40120
>>40117

*reads DA comments*

MAN, this is a creepy guy. o_0
>> No. 40149
>>40117
Wow. I asked the person nicely to remove art that wasn't his and he politely did with an apology. So... case closed.
>> No. 40162
>>40149

Yes, but he had submited the stolen animations to another group and apparently, the guy tried to throw a tantrum, so the group's founders hid his post and kicked him out.
Either way, justice was served eeeeee.
>> No. 40208
http://charlie46.deviantart.com/gallery/

This already reported thief added a LOT of extra stolen material AND disabled the comments to prevent anypony from telling they are stolen.
>> No. 40226
New thief detected: insanefluttershy.
http://insanefluttershy.deviantart.com/gallery/

She stole from several artists (principally Monkeyjay and PonyNoia) and after being discovered, has been stalking and insulting everypony in such a deranged and stupid way that more than a human being, this chick looks and acts as a feral ANIMAL.
Status: She quickly proceeded to lock her comments page, flag unfavorable comments as "spam" ad block people out, all while screeching and yapping about being the real creator and everypony else are the real thieves who stole from HER.
>> No. 40228
>>40226
>>40226
You are kidding about Insanefluttershy. I am her Sister. I watch her to make her art. Stop talking about all this crap. These people probably don't steal. THEY MAKE THEM. Have you ever hurd of create. Photot shop. And real World Cursor Editing?
>> No. 40229
>>40228
I'll be perfectly honest and say I have no idea what you're talking about..

"These people probably don't steal. THEY MAKE THEM."

Who makes them?
>> No. 40233
>>40228
Hello insanefluttershy.

Next time you try to impersonate somepony, at least change the disc and try to word things differently than the same tune you have been yapping over and over like a real animal.

The material you stole and claimed as yours was created months ago and we got to see HOW it was being created so we can tell right of the bat that you are just a dumb liar.
Enjoy your incoming eternal ban from Deviantart.

Well, at least the "insane" part of your nickname was deadon, because you must be the most mentally deranged person we have seen here EVER..
>> No. 40234
>>40229
>>40226
That person is insanefluttershy
shes just covering up to make herself look innocent
>> No. 40235
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40235
from insanefluttershy's DA:

"I am mad at this CRAP

1 hour, 8 minutes ago by ~Insanefluttershy
Journals / Personal
Okay, people think I keep stealing their art. I didn't. Now I'm every where... PEOPLE KEEP SAYING THAT I stole their ART. I DID NOT NNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT Go die. You guys who think I steal SUCK. COMPLETE IDIOTS! You are all freaking idiots! I use Real World Cursor Editing. I DO. So go die a horrible DEATH. I'm done with this CRAP."


So yes, she was caught on her lie and now she wants to kill the people who reported her.
Death threats can make her permanently expelled from Deviantart, so looks like this stoopid thief is quickly going to solve the problem all by herself.

The things some poor losers do for attention, the things they do when they don't get what they want. Le lol.
>> No. 40236
http://hosemyflowers.deviantart.com/
Another poster of many sprites not made by him...
>> No. 40239
Yup thoes are stolen animations.
>> No. 40240
Ok, seriously, WHAT THE **** IS WITH THE THIEVES LATELY!? We've had a few months worth of sprites stolen in just a few days. This is getting ridiculous and way out of hand.
>> No. 40245
>>40236
http://hosemyflowers.deviantart.com/art/My-Drawing-of-Derpy-309341038

That used to be my background image on my phone and looks exactly alike so he traced that to.
>> No. 40246
We went public more or less.

I'm guessing they are trying to make themselves look better? by having more varity or lack there of so that when we find out that can try tell us they made it all becuase they have more in there gallery?
>> No. 40247
its a Equestria previls picture,
http://equestria-prevails.deviantart.com/art/Derpy-and-Lil-Sparky-280853504
>> No. 40250
>>40240

It's the inevitable price that all awesome guys like you must pay when you become popular.
All of those vultures, no-life losers and general scum roaming out there will try to steal from people like you so they too could feel awesome by proxy.

By the way. This move of yours was very good, but I wonder why did you guys took so long to start taking actions against that thieving scum.
>> No. 40254
>>40245
>>40236
Actually, I did draw that. It's not my problem that you think I trace pictures.
>> No. 40255
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40255
>>40254
>> No. 40256
>>40254

That drawing is so yours as the Desktop Ponies sprites you have on your DA gallery. Also, deleting the page were you got caught making those big, fat lies was a very mature move, yes.

Speaking of morons, this subhuman animal is filling her DA to the brim with stolen art, pictures, animations, and adding a pricetag to everything: http://charlie46.deviantart.com/
Any comments regarding her months of thefts are immediately hidden and the user reporting her is immediately blocked out. (A little help reporting her thefts and blatant abuse of DA service to setup a makeshift store would be highly helpful to her contless victims)

Thieving scum, all of them. They are worse than vultures.
>> No. 40257
>>40255
Just because I draw good doesn't mean I traced it.
Plus, where you circled =Dahvie, that's my signature. I'll write it again if you would like me to.
>> No. 40258
>>40257
>>Just because I draw good doesn't mean I traced it.

That drawing was anything but good, matey.
Also, I noticed you deactivated your account to escape from your incoming banning.
>> No. 40259
>>40258
I deleted my account so that everything was gone. I didn't need it anyway.
I understood what I've done and will not do it again. I am sorry for everything. All sprites go to their rightful owners.
>> No. 40260
>>40259

Uh. A thief who genuinely admits he did something wrong.
Some faith on mankind restored, then.
>> No. 40263
>>40226
>>40235
ok, it says nothing about dieing. You should re read it. I am sure.
>> No. 40264
>>40226
>>40233
F*** U CALL ME DUMB AND MENTALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THEY ARE ALL GONE WHY DON'T YOU JUST GO SEE FOR YOUR SELF
>> No. 40265
>>40264

Girl, do a favor to your poor family and lock yourself into the closest mental asylum. Who knows, maybe with enough beatings, cold baths and electroshocks they STILL could unscrew your mind.

>>40263

She edited her posts after she realized her death threats would not scare anyone. I assume the image was taken to prevent her from negating this, which effectively, she is now trying to do with all her might.

If you visit her DA page you will notice how absolutely no one believed her lies, everyone laughed at her deranged claims and basically, how she's completely alone on this.
She is also desperately trying to look as a victim and begging people to forget she behaved as a feral animal, but as the comments posted there says, the consequences for her pathetic tantrum will follow her for the rest of her life.

Personally I congratulate all people involved on crushing this little moron, as hopefully her complete humilliation will make possible thieves think twice before stealing someone's art.
>> No. 40266
one day people will learn to ignore anons.

insanefluttershy has removed the stolen work.
the derpy drawing may have been traced may not have, and if you anon cared as much as you make it out you do. You would be doing more then pissing people off.
>> No. 40267
I just got off /a/ just so I could STOP reading hateful messages.

>This entire thread
What even is going on?
>> No. 40268
>>40226
>>40265
OK, it is nothing like that........................................... She was not the victim. SHE KNEW that. She has anger issues
>> No. 40269
>>40267

Thieves.
Thieves everywhere.

That's what's going on.
>> No. 40270
>>40268

Hello again, insanefluttershy.
You know, it's difficult to "leave you alone" if you keep sticking your nose and refuse to drop the issue.

You lost, you behaved like a monster, entire circles of DA artists were notified of what you were up to and all of your new messages are sent to them so you cound't have any chance at all to play victim ever again.

Just deal with it.
>> No. 40395
Hi everyone, just came by to say that Charlie46 was finally banned for life from Deviantart, so the first post should be updated.

Mark another victory for the good guys eeeeeeeeee
>> No. 40399
This is great news!
>> No. 40418
>>40399

For everyone but her, I suppose...

According to what I was told through DA notes, she had a nervous breakdown and raged so hard that her parents banned her from using the internet as well. (Of course, since this is DA, I would take this with a grain of salt.)
>> No. 40420
>>40418
http://valpin.deviantart.com/art/John-Cosplay-2-299159677

See the blonde brat with the stupid expression to the right? THAT thing is "charlie46"
30 years old, my ass.
>> No. 40437
http://dj-rainbow-dash.deviantart.com/ <-- This guy may be a thief (Cadance's animation looks familiar) but he's definitely making an illegal profit from all of those paid commisions there.
>> No. 40501
http://gsdgirl.deviantart.com/gallery/38043698

Another subhuman parasite with the habitual dose of lies, smugness and cowardy, as she keeps avoiding the question whenever people asks her about the origin of the animations.

Fire at will, aim to KILL.
>> No. 40508
>>40501

Looks like the little shit deactivated her account and ran away.
And just when the bashing she was receiving on her account was starting to get fun...
>> No. 40610
Two more imbeciles to add to the list:


This bitch is the typical "LOOK AT ME OMG ME IS SO RANDOM LOL" Deviantart attention whore: http://crystal-chaos.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=48

This cretin is the typical "LOOK AT ME OMG ME IS TEH ARTIST!" Deviantart trash: http://darkwolfnight.deviantart.com/gallery/

When they will learn?
>> No. 40629
>>40610

... so, apparently the thieves decided to ignore the theft reports and want to keep doing their thing as if nothing had happened?
Deviantart lol.
>> No. 40694
Add another moron to the mix: http://guaguita123.deviantart.com/

The stupid chick wants to make a profit by selling Desktop Ponies prints as well.
>> No. 40769
>>40501

This thief reactivated her account, hid and blocked out all the comments regarding her thieving spree and is now trying to pose as the only victim.

I wonder what kind of crappy moral upbringing she received to have such a deranged, self centered mindest like that.
>> No. 40820
Hey jsut wanting a second opioun on anther possible thief.

http://sickeroticillusions.deviantart.com/
>> No. 40823
>>40820

All what I could see there was half a dozen of crappy recolors and LOTS of stupid posts.

If you have some links to the suspicious files, please post them with another link to the animators she's supposed to be stealing from.
>> No. 40824
>>40694

Also, this stupid latino chick has created THREE dummy accounts to (attempt to) resume her thieving spree.

http://guaguita123.deviantart.com/ <-- original
http://guaguitha123.deviantart.com/ <-- Second account
http://princesscadence321.deviantart.com/ <--- Third dummy account.

Unfortunately (for her) she was caught on the spot but she is STILL stealing anyways.
>> No. 40826
>>40823
http://sickeroticillusions.deviantart.com/art/Aces-and-Eights-315394483

Took pretty much all day, but I promised it like two weeks ago so I figured I should get it done.

MLP © Hasbro
Aces and Eights © Jenn
Design © Me
>> No. 40827
>>40826

Looks just like the typical shitty OC seen all over Deviantart IMO.
I don't understand what or who is that chick supposed to be stealing from.
>> No. 40987
http://rapunzelmlp.deviantart.com/

This person was caught on the first stages of a thieving spree and is throwing a nice hysteria act to evade what's coming to him.

In Soviet Russia, pony steals you?
>> No. 41004
http://dreamland200.deviantart.com/art/Big-Macintosh-Sprite-from-Desktop-Ponies-V1-39-291602314

http://dreamland200.deviantart.com/#/d4tm108

This guy is creating unauthorized sprite sheets of Desktop Ponies and is sending them to forums and places like that.
He was asked to stop but he thinks that "giving credit" (To the WRONG people) makes eveything fine.
>> No. 41005
http://shearx.deviantart.com/gallery/38000407

Another moron who stuffed his gallery with stolen animations and believes that saying "for my personal use lol" makes it right.
>> No. 41012
>>41005
If it's for "personal use", why the heck upload it?
Dude, they seem dumber every time...
>> No. 41016
>>41012

He is using the animations to promote some crappy custom toys he sells there as well.
You can guess the mediocre quality of his customs if he had to resort to stealing Desktop Ponies animations to use them as a sales hook.

That and he looks creepy as hell. Brrr.
>> No. 41018
Something that bugs me is when people don't obey the license, CC BY-NC-SA, which means you can't use them for commercial purposes and derivatives must be under the same license.
>> No. 41019
>>41018

It's Deviantart we are talking about. The average user doesn't cares at all about others and keeps ignoring any complain until the staff bands theyr sorry asses out of the place.
And then they start squealing like pigs because they had rights and their expulsion was an injustice, they will sue.

... I wish I were inventing that last part.
>> No. 41022
http://insanefluttershy.deviantart.com/gallery/?catpath=/&offset=48

This unrepented thief is uploading stolen ponies. Again.
>> No. 41030
>>41005

He deleted the stolen pieces of art (after claiming they were "shitty") and is trying to play the victim card for all what's worth, with the obligatory walls of text, semantics, smugness and lots of concentrated rage.

I have to admit, it's kinda fun to see a married old fart throwing a tantrum and pissing everywhere out of frustration, and still having the nerve to pose as mature and having the moral high ground.
Especially if the source of said kiddy tantrum is a pile of pastel colored ponies he didn't got to steal.
>> No. 41031
>>41030
Do people not know they can 'favourite' things?
>> No. 41033
>>41031

You could fill a whole library with the things that the average DA user does NOT know.
>> No. 41052
http://changelingscribe.deviantart.com/?rnrd=21320

This chick is running a makeshift store where she sells shitty trotters for cash (no points, she wants MONEY) using Desktop Ponies animations and bases despite the non profit clause applied to them.

He pretends to go around the law by claiming she's not chargin for the animation, she charges for her valious time and effort so it's Ok and she does whatever the fuck she wants anyways.
The hypocrite moron made some animations for her personal use (by splicing Desktop Ponies animations) and labeled as "private, you can't use them" because is Ok to steal someone else's things as long nopony steals from her.

Oh, and just look at the deranged logic she uses to always win every argument, without menctioning her ridiculous sob stories: she claims to be very poor, almost starved to death and unable to get a job since hell, a full year?
And yet she can afford a pretty computer, internet, a PREMIUM DEVIANTART ACCOUNT and sitting on her lazy bum all day and night long to play with pixelated ponies despite being so poor and hopeless.

This is the kind of imbecile that makes me want to set the world on fire.
>> No. 41054
>>41052

Lol, Monkeyjay himself went to talk with the chick and she still tries to play the victim card and say "No, no, I drew the bases by myself, I created them, they are mine mine mine..."

And there's a LOT of hidden comments as well (I supposed she didn't dared to block out Monkeyjay or the backlash would have crushed her.)

Stupid chick, wasting her time on crumbs instead of getting a job so she could stop being "poor" as she has been yapping since last year.
>> No. 41058
>>41052

Monkeyjay, while I loved the way as you politely crushed that bitch under tour shoe I'm afraid that by not explaining her what "derivative worlk" means, you gave her a huge opening she's going to exploit for all what's worth to continue her scam.

See, she is going to use those unauthorized bases that people made behind of DP's team backs and is going to claim she is fine because those aren't yours, those have tiny edits that makes them original and totally not based of your work.

Now all what's left is having a little chat with this other idiot here: http://creshosk.deviantart.com/
>> No. 41059
>>41058
Well the truth is I don't know who owns the other ones so I can't speak for them, and I couldn't authoritatively say she was using them without permission (although if she didn't create them I'm almost certain she is using them without permission haha). If she thinks she found a loophole and she's wrong, then she's still as wrong as she was before, and can be safely reported by anyone who does that sort of thing.

At the end of it all, it is nothing more than an annoyance by a stupid, greedy, self-entitled person. I'm not just insulting her for insults sake, those are all traits that are made explicit from her own words.
>> No. 41060
>>41059
For what I understand (And correct me if I'm wrong because I -may- be wrong) the "derivative work" clause means that anything based on anything submited to Desktop Ponies becomes off-limits no matter who ripped the base or if the base is "custom" as the chick claims to.

Trot base? Off limits.
Walking base? Off limits.
Flying base, no matter if she removes a few frames so "it's different, so I will sell these" Off limits.

Seriously, I first saw her reported at the old desktop Ponies thread and she still uses the same old excuse of "Shut up, I need the cash so back off I do what I want" instead of unbloting her ass from her chair and going outside to get a job? (How she could afford a Premium DA account if she has been jobless for what, a year?)

Oh and I'm sorry for the problems you Mane 6 guys had with the jerks stealing your music tracks for their crappy android games. Vultures, vultures everywhere.
>> No. 41071
http://goldstealthelf.deviantart.com/art/Pegasus-Avatar-314587836

This idiot is... well, no.
Let me quote her yaps instead:

"WARNING! Do NOT use this without permission. If you want to use it, send it to your BFF or save it, donate some points to me and it's a deal! "

http://medli96.deviantart.com/art/Specialty-Pony-Icon-Bases-269280719

This other chick is releasing "bases" made by putting apart DP animations and editing out the details, then releasing them as her own w/o Monkeyjay and DP team's permission.
>> No. 41101
http://paranormalpony2012.deviantart.com/gallery/

http://makulocat.deviantart.com/gallery/

The same thief using different accounts.
My faith on mankind is slowly getting chipped away thanks to people like her...
>> No. 41232
http://handrixsowss.deviantart.com/

Another thief yapping about "his" pony animations to join groups and get attention.
>> No. 41247
Are you guys cracking down on bead sprites?
There's a couple different sellers on ebay with bead sprites ripped from desktop ponies with no credit listed in the descriptions.
>> No. 41361
Found another one: http://rainyhooves.deviantart.com/gallery/38259982

I wonder why 90% of the theives are always women.
(The remaining 10% are creepy men)
>> No. 41384
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41384
You really scare me with all your thieves reports...

What if i made an animation which have already done and looks very familiar...

With tiny sizes, pixels, color-guides, reference from the show and DP base, it's quite easy to have a very similar results...

A solution to prove belonging?

(For the moment I've only done my OC (<== ) so there is no risk. ^^ )
>> No. 41386
>>41384

You quoted word by word the most habitual excuse used by digital art thieves to protect themselves after they get caught.

Just a coincidence, never their fault, there's a limit of what can be done with pixels so even if something looks blatantly stolen actually isn't, that animation was totally original and just happened to look like someone else's, etc.

See how silly this sounds and how desperately tries to bring confusion so theives -and only theives- coud dodge any responsability and get the maximum benefit at other people's expenses.
>> No. 41391
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>>41384
Trust me it is pretty easy to tell the thieves from those who made the same or similar characters. The thieves are pixel for pixel the same usually. It is very uncommon, even when trying to sprite the same character, to be even close to a pixel for pixel replication. I have seen multiple attempts of people spriting the mane 6 from the base pony, some probably cause they dont even know about desktop ponies and none of them look exactly the same. There's been a couple times where using the same base pony already in the program trying to make the same pose came out different so trust me. It is easy to tell if you actually compare them.
>> No. 41395
>>41391
not all pixels... But do you all really compare pixel by pixel BEFORE reporting here..?
>> No. 41401
>>41395

See >>39905

Thieves are generally caught on the spot because:

1)- Desktop Ponies animations are widely known and are recognized on the spot. The animations favored the most by thieves are the ones made by Monkeyjay, PonyNoia and DeathPwny, so when you see them all in a single guy's gallery you already know something fishy is going on.

2)- Thieves have abysmal grammar, a huge ego and are dumb as a brick. Besides having animations produced by several different people as their own, we have also the fact that having animations too good for the level of minimal intelligence they usually display is an obvious red flag that makes you notice something is wrong even if you never saw a pony animation before.

3)- They make the dumbest lies ever. Yes, they are already lying when they say "Oh I made this, I worked so hard..." but some of them claim even dumber things, such as "A secret cousin made this for me, she is very shy so I'm uploading them for her, btw, moni and DA pointz pls" or "I MADE THIS ON 2010! YOU STOLE FROM ME I WILL REPORT YOU!!!!!111111"

(From my days lurking on spriting communities I also remember gems such as "I didn't STOLE it, I merely traced it on a different layer/reverse engineered it so it's 100% mine, you imbecile. Mods, ban him, and ban hin... now." but I yet have to see a Desktop Ponies thief yapping this one.)

And then we have the smug ones who try to confuse people by invoking that dumb opinion about "coincidences" and how a small animation can only have so many possible combinations so if their animations look stolen, they are totally not, it's just a very convenient "coincidence" that totally casually favors them and nopony but them.
>> No. 41409
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>>41395
uhh you missed the point. Any sprite done independently is going to be different enough that a glance at the sprites will show enough differences. I have yet to see a case where someone did something independently where I would have to inspect individual pixels. If using a base (like trot or fly) the hair will move differently, if a custom movement the legs or head and the hair too will move differently. Even when making a single frame there will be noticeable differences as seen in my example above and here.

Even if we go with the hypothesis that a billion in one chance happened and someone made an identical sprite(I cant even imagine this happening for something that has more than 1 frame), they usually have more than one sprite posted as being done by them and the chance of lightning striking twice and them making 2 or more sprites that are the same as in the program is not going to happen.
>> No. 41413
>>41409
This is just me, but looks like that guy is trying to create a gray zone on purpose so he, or a friend could safely steal someone else's animations and then invoke whatever excuse fabricated here to save themselves from punishment.

I've seen enough thievery and smugness as to figure out where is this going.
>> No. 41420
>>41409
Ok, I guess you're right, here...


>>41413
If you're a little clever, you can easily find my gallery and see that I haven't stole anything. You can, also see that the exemple I posted is original. And none of my friend steal art (But I can't proove it...).


That's the number of report which made me think this way. I was like "They can't be all thieves!".
>> No. 41421
>>41420
>If you're a little clever...

If you were as clever as you are desperately trying to pretend, you would have checked this thread for previous conversations about possible thieves and how people took two seconds to check them out for proof before labeling them as thieves.
In fact, people were proved wrong more than once, so no, this isn't a whitch hunt as you were obviously attempting to make everyone believe.
>> No. 41423
>>41420
Here is the thing. the one you posted >>41384 here, is an original character, but it is based on our bases (it's the same animation). So you couldn't ever sell it or trade similar ones for financial gain (well you could but it wouldn't be legal).

If you claimed that you made it from scratch, that would be a lie.
If you claimed that you made it yourself, that would be disingenuous, but not exactly a lie.
If you claimed that you made it yourself by editing the desktop pony sprites, that would be the fullest truth.

Claiming you made it completely, claiming the praise, and not giving any credit for the other peoples hard work behind it, is not exactly truthful and would be considered "stealing" in terms of art, and the license in the desktop pony animations.

It is in NO WAY meant to stifle creativity, in fact encouraging creativity is exactly why I put all the time and effort into the psd bases and the tutorial video.
>> No. 41426
>>41423

Claiming "he made it" is already a lie, since he used a public base, and without it there is no way possible he could have made that OC.

Some people on DA (such as this dick here http://creshosk.deviantart.com/) pretend to go around the limitation imposed on Desktop Ponies and any derivative work by resizing the animations and presenting them all as 100% his own.
Because the sizes are different, therefore the animations are different, therefore BACK OFF NOW!
He has been doing his for months nonstop and being called on it several times and that's his default answer for everthing.
>> No. 41432
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>>41423

I didn't use base.

Seriously, that wasn't obvious for everypony? Of course I used the desktop pony base, of course I recolored and made the mane and the tail and of course I gave credits on DeviantArt. What I would mean is just that I haven't copy paste this picture.

Ho! And forget everything this debate is getting silly.
>> No. 41447
>>41432
Hence the reason I used the words "if" and "would". I was using your pic as an example to then illustrate what people say on deviantart, I have no idea what you have personally claimed about it. When I say "you" I mean the reader.
>> No. 41517
>>41016
Holy hell grow the fuck up if your going to talk bad about someone do it to their face. I happen to have a custom being made by shearx and it was the pictures of his work that draw in customers. All I can see are the sprites being used as a way to organize the wait list, not as a means of advertising.
>> No. 41520
>>41517

And you are... who? o_0

I mean, I know you are MAD but who -are- you and why did you came here to play Internet Tough Guy to begin?
>> No. 41522
http://petshop18.deviantart.com/

Another mudpony to the list of fail.

Seriously, why do they keep trying?
>> No. 41523
>>41522

Aaaand there she goes, lying, hiding posts and having a panic attack because she was caught and little pumpkin cannot accept she did something stupid, oh no.

Sometimes I want to set the world on fire. This is one of those times.
>> No. 41552
>>41523

<petshop18> "Waah waah ppl hates me and call me a thief so 'm leaving deviantart FOREVER"
<blueoaktree > "No! Don't leave!"
<Northernhearts>"D: Aww, don`t leave! Just ignore the haters!"
<petshop18> "yes i gowe plz can you help me"
<Northernhearts> "Of course. I would hate it if you left. :C"

Fucking Deviantart scum. Fuck them all with a RUSTED CACTUS.

Watching those animals yapping like this is the same as staring at an intellectual black hole and slowly losing IQ points just for being there.

Why are people so fucking STUPID?
>> No. 41563
>>41552
>"yes i gowe plz can you help me"

Can someone please translate this? I'm not familiar with this dialect.
>> No. 41565
>>41563
Ahh yes. This is a dialect known to exist to the species Idious Thievious. While a direct translation is not possible due to the meaning being dependent on the speakers mood and intent at the present but never the past point in time, it would be outdated before it could be figured out and due to the illogical thinking of the species, the past translations are never conclusively decided on. But here is the general meaning as it appears for the time being. She is willing to sacrifice a llama and 5 seconds of her soul to the ms paint god in return for assistance in smiting her enemies (or boosting her ego and self entitlement which is usually a future translation of this type of phrase but for now the smiting may be a closer translation)
>> No. 41571
>>41565

And she solved the thieving problem by creating a new DA account to escape there.
>> No. 41594
Hey guys, remember Insanefluttershy, aka the mentally deranged thief who came here to try to lie and save her piddly ass after being caught stealing?

She decided to retcon her reallity and affirm that neither her theft, lies, abuse and deranged death threats were real, instead were just "mean lies" invented by the creators of Desktop Ponies to " parasprite her".

You can see her whole bullshit story here: http://insanefluttershy.deviantart.com/journal/Go parasprite-321582099 and I don't know, if any of you wants to call her out on this we could share some laughs watching how the deranged animal goes hysterical and starts spewing out death threats or whatever thing her tiny, tiny monkey brain could think about.

Seriously, Deviantart.
>> No. 41617
Holy shit, I found this while looking at shearx's rather amazing custom ponies. You people are fucking insane. Who the fuck cares if people put your stupid pony crap up on their pages? You whine and throw a huge tantrum over PIXELS. Even for people like shearx, who came across as very level-headed compared to your shitspewing rage. He did "steal", and you came off as worse in the situation.

Do you even realize how insane you are acting? If you were less of a giant asshole people might even be more inclined to help you when your shit gets stolen.
>> No. 41619
>>41617

Let's say, you make a piece of art and share it to everyone free and anonymously.

You allow people to share your work and do spin-offs of it as long as it is not for commercial uses.

The next week, you find out someone is selling YOUR work, claiming it as THEIR own, getting popular and gaining money for something he or she did not make.

What would you do?
>> No. 41621
>>41617

Hi Shearx, still mad because you were caught doing something you should't?

It's so easy to pin the blame on others and sockpuppet to defend yourself, eh? But it's OK, because you are the mature one, a real mature adult man playing with ponies and holding a grudge because people didn't allowed him to use their animations on your makeshift story.

Boy, your wife should feel so proud at the brave and manly man she's chained to for life.
>> No. 41680
http://realstarscreampony.deviantart.com

Another incredibly stupid and pretentious thief stuffing his DA with stolen material that he offers as his own FREE ICONS but only if you credit him and "treat him nicely"
>> No. 41681
>>41621

Shearx? Isn't that the dumb manchiled who sells repainted My Little Pony toys, but claims that what you see on his DA gallery and the toy you will receive may look different?
And that he takes no responsabilities or gives no refunds in case the poor customer isn't satisfied with the purchase and that you can't buy from him without fully agreeing to his abusive and completely self serviced conditions?

What a shinning role model of maturity and responsaibility.
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>>41680

<Anonycat> "Will you please take down the animations you stole from my group and our website?"

<RealStarscreamPony> "NOPE!"

Why did I imagined that Starscream guy as a fat kid with autism?

Seriously, Deviantart is like a hub for punks full of autism and sociopathy attempting to act gangsta.
>> No. 41716
this thread makes me sad, how people do things like these?

I can't understand how inside in this fandom we have people like this, if nopony respects the others work people will refuses doing things for the comunity.

I'm doing some stuff for the fandom but things like this make me question if it has a good idea...

sorry for my bad english
>> No. 41720
>>41716
>>I can't understand how inside in this fandom

They are not part of the fandom, they are just scum attempting to get free attention and free money by leeching off other people's hard work. Since they are useless scum without an ounce of talent or decency, they must restort to steal from others to get their fill of their sick kick.

Like this inhuman monster who stole, lied, backstabbed and then tried to get the guy who reported her accused of sexual harrasement in revenge for exposing her as the worthless pile of excrement she truly was: http://i-love-art-29.deviantart.com/

Reading her DA journal was painful because of all the concentrated autism she and her friends poured there so she could avoid losing the free money and free DA points she earned using all that stolen crap, and even if she offered a pathetically unsincere apology, she still tried to pass her theft and psychopatic behavior as a "mistake"

How I wish I could have seen this story a week ago when I still could have helped to crush her faster.

Because man, it's unfair to see so many nice and useful people dying every day while subhuman scum like this chick still lives, only to consume air and space for nothing.
>> No. 41726
>>41712
oh thanks for that... i am a 11 year old girl and.. i have not the animations on my site anymore
>> No. 41728
>>41726

Not sure if impostor or not, but I checked that starscream kid DA and I still can see almost a dozen pony animations that are obviously stolen from Desktop Ponies.

So thief AND a liar to boot.
>> No. 41875
http://cookiesandcakes.deviantart.com/

A mexican chick stealing DP animations and offering them as her own, even demanding to ask and receive her permission before other people could use them.

Like all coward thieves, she's disabling comments to protect herself, yay for bad sterotypes.
>> No. 41884
http://pinkiepieplayspony.deviantart.com/

Another thief, stupid as a brick, manipulative as hell and BAAAAAWLOCKING any comments regarding her stolen animations.

Her own art deviations are pathetically crappy, by the way.
>> No. 41885
>>41884

Oh, I know that one... I happened to find that one by chance when she first uploaded the sprites. I approached her about this on one of those sprites... It seems she deleted that particular sprite, though, effectively deleting all comments on it too.
>> No. 41886
>>41885

Wasn't that the one where she was asking cash donations in exchange for her "hard work" so she could feel happy after her evil brother made her feel so unhappy and baaaaaww because he raised his voice to her?

Gee, I wonder WHY.
>> No. 41889
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>Not listed

Neato! I have a recurring paranoia that my sprites (which, in perfect honesty, are rather similar in style to desktop ponies) will be labelled stolen ;~;
>> No. 41891
>>41886

No, that doesn't ring a bell... It was a different sprite. I approached her a week ago, though...
>> No. 41892
>>41889

Don't worry, we will list you after we catch you. After all, you are not the first person trying to use the "They aren't stolen, they only LOOK that way because they are similar" as a convenient excuse to dodge punishment and eternal shame. :3

>>41891

I talked with her two days ago, now she's desperately trying to claim that some Derpy animations she stole from Desktop Ponies belonged to her all along, but she disabled comments to prevent anyone from calling her out on her BS.
>> No. 41897
>>41884

This thief deactivated her account and ran away after realizing her idiotic behavior had been commented here.

>>41875

This thief took everything down and unhid the posts calling her out on her theft. Me Gusta, I suppose.

>>41680

This little shit was actually just 11 years old and always used to get what she wants because she's mommy's little angel and daddy's little princess. She has been lying, whinning and barking nonsense 24/7 since she was caught, demanding people to leave her alone, claiming to not care at all about others and challenging people to "prove"her thefts or how many times she was asked to take down the stolen art.

That's what happens when a kid is raised by two uncultured hicks who couldn't care less about teaching her morals, social rules and basic norms like that.
>> No. 41909
Do we really need to keep using all those incredibly exagerated insults and degradations?
I mean, one thing is calling them thieves, but going straight to calling them retarded or autists and stuff does seem very rud, and it seems some of the thieves are stubborn with their actions because of the way people like us are reacting.

Always remember to be polite and reasonable when dealing against a thief for the first time. Don't go calling them names unless they end up calling for it in their replies.
>> No. 41911
>>41909

For what I've seen, the thieves described with insults are really, REALLY disgusting people who truly deserve the hatred and harsh words. Like for example, this little moron here: http://realstarscreampony.deviantart.com/

Her stupidity and horrendous behavior is rage-inducing no matter how you look at it.


Other thieves have reacted in a much better way and because of that they haven't been insulted, either because they admited they did wrong or because they honestly ignored they couldn't do what they did and they quickly understood why people got upset.
>> No. 41921
>>41680

She was banned for life, so mark another victory for the good guys.
>> No. 41946
>>41884

The little imbecile reactivated her account and pretends that by doing that everything is forgotten and everything will be OK and safe now.

Some people should be hanged in public to serve as an example to another idiots.

(USER WAS THROWN A PARTY OF ONE FOR THIS POST)
>> No. 41947
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41947
Enough is enough. It's one thing to be upset over art theft, it's another thing entirely to act like this:

>>41946
>>41921
>>41911

I don't want to see this kind of behavior continuing at all. If you can't handle this maturely, keep it to yourself.
>> No. 41950
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaK_bmFBaCw&feature=player_embedded

I found this guy offering a (very generic) RPG made using Desktop Ponies animations passed as his own. (And he still wants more...)

His contact info is: [email protected]
>> No. 41951
>>41947

While I agree that harsh language isn't a pleaseant thing to see, I must also disagree with your stance on the basis that harsh words are some of the very few things that can cause a reaction on a DA thief.

See, the average DA thief tries to keep a facade of greatness and maturity to impress people, and abuses the block and spam options of his/her DA account in order to hide any messages that could make him/her feel unconfortable or expose the stolen nature of the animations displayed at their DA gallery.

Several thieves finally took down the stolen material and even tried to apologize after being exposed at an external community such as this one, where they had no power to try blocking and hiding the truth about them, and (this is important) where the harsh language used to describe them and their actions was making them feel -very- unconfortable.

By censoring opinions, you are making things easier for thieves, in fact, this technically makes you their accomplice. Ponychan's moderation style has already it's fair share of detractors and this only will make things even worse.

Personally I would leave people speak freely here, EXCEPT if the harsh words start turning into fowl language for no reason at all. If people tries to use thieves as an excuse to swear for no reason at all, then yes, a moderator intervention would be completely justified in that case.

(USER WAS THROWN AN EVERLASTING PARTY FOR BAN EVASION)
>> No. 41955
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>>41951

Hon, read the posts I linked to. If you think that sort of behavior isn't over the line, then read our rules page.

Here, I'll link it for you: http://www.ponychan.net/chan/?p=rules

I'm not going to say it again. This is a thread for reporting art theft, not ranting and raving about how x user is the cancer killing your fandom and needs to be executed for the heinous crime of taking credit for some sprites they didn't make and being a twit about it when called out.
>> No. 41956
>>41955

I said what I said because I'm a SuperMod at other community and I have learned to deal with certain irate, yet well meaning part of our community.

But giving how your answer began with an extremely condescending tone, then you went on a hyperbole tirade and finally accused me of "evading a ban" to finish crushing my opinion and painting me as a bad person, it's obvious that my words are falling on deaf ears.

I don't want to have problems so I'm done trying to reason with you. Have it your way then.

(USER WAS THROWN AN EVERLASTING PARTY FOR BAN EVASION)
>> No. 42204
New thief AND a grade A+ jerk: http://robokitty.deviantart.com/

(His reaction after being asked to credit the real authors of the material he's taking and redistributing under his own conditions)

<Robokitty> ""as according to DA's terms of use you aren't upposed to put anything here except for your own material."
I'm pretty sure that went out the window after those 50 billion "art memes" sprung up like athlete's foot spores on the world's sweatiest man
I have nothing against giving full credit (the ONLY reason I didn't give it here is because I don't know the original artist) I just think it's ridiculous to kick up a fuss about fucking MS Paint pixel art that's in my damn scrapbook. And if you don't get what I mean by that, I believe the fact that it's MS Paint pixel art already implies I can't take all the credit for it"

(His reaction after being asked to stop trying to pose as a victim)

<Robokitty> "What are you talking about? Playing victim is for morons and autistic people; I'm just a sprite artist and part-time /b/tard-class parasprite"

(His reaction after realizing that no matter if he liked it or not, he HAD to credit people for the material he took from them:)

<Robokitty> "Apparently this is a big deal:
Original base sprites credit to the DesktopPonies project, as well as Mr. Botchan-MLP.
I really didn't think this was necessary, but apparently it's serious fucking business for some people."


All what he had to do was credit people, instead he made a mountain out of a anthill. Oh well.
>> No. 42227
>>42204

"His" Shining Armour's animations are basically, cheap recolour/edits from Celestia's royal guards and the rest of his gallery is basically the same: recolours/splices with his name slapped to them.
>> No. 42341
http://lost-in-equestria.deviantart.com/journal/Stop-desktop-pony-icon-Commissions-324418963

http://steelflex274.deviantart.com/journal/PLEASE-READ-323655423

This was posted on DP's DA group so I decided to share it: those are two friends of previously reported (and punished) thieves, actively attempting to demonize Desktop Ponies out of revenge because their free source of easy money and points was cut off.

They are deliberately misquoting them and citing fake "laws" in order to pose as victims and claim that DP's efforts to stop theft and fraud is a "witch hunt" because according to them, DP's members now have the power to ban people out of Deviantart, which is a painfully fake claim.
>> No. 42343
>>42341
Ok, the journals themselves look fine. They are mad about having to stop selling desktop pony edits and venting about it. They encourage others to stop also and give the reasons why. They may say those reasons are stupid but that is their opinion. At least they are helping spread the word to others to stop selling them. Unless it was somewhere in the comments it didnt sound like they were saying dp team could ban directly. They said you could get banned which is true. So why should we be up in arms about this again? They try to make dp team sound bad. Well to people like them who try to profit from desktop ponies I guess they are bad and it looks like mainly opinion so I have trouble getting up in arms because someone is ranting. Even if I disagree with what they are ranting about.
>> No. 42363
>>42343

It's a group of dumb kids mistaking a witch hunt with not always getting everything they want.

Considering the high number of people making easy money at Desktop Ponies' expense, a call to arms and revenge could bring unedded extra trouble to Desktop Ponies, especially if those kids convince other thieves that yes, they were the real victims all along.
>> No. 43499
>>38844
That awkward moment where creshosk doesn't actually do these things on commission at all.
(Lol...'selling')

>>41426
That second awkward moment where if you actually looked at the image it's not exactly hard to tell it's not just a resize lmao.
Here, let's use http://creshosk.deviantart.com/art/Accused-again-275975306 as an example.

Now here's an awesome idea. How about you just be glad someone is contributing to your DTP project by producing icons to use in your software which in turn boosts it's popularity instead of being so petty as to throw a tantrum that a third party is producing popular icons for use that don't come form the main channels.

I was going to download this software but seeing how you slam anyone who produces artwork that proves popular as being a thief? Forget it.
This is an embarrassment to the fandom.
>> No. 43500
>>43499

Let me guess, you are one of those people we caught selling our animations behind our back and now you are trying to make us look bad as some kind of petty revenge for cutting down your free source of points and pageviews.

Also, Creshosk openly admited to have been using our animations and promised to start giving credit to the real artists, which he never did.
Plus, several people have been complaining of how he offered art trades but once he got what he wanted he never complettd his half of the deal and how he tries to solve problems by spamming the block button .or sending whiteknights to harras the people upset with him.

And finally, months ago he sent us a private message mocking us about how he built a reputation for himself at our expenses and he got to go away with it, then rather than offering an apology or crediting the real authors of the animations he stole from us, he simply offered us the "honor" of becoming his friends as "payment".
>> No. 43796
>>43499
You know the main reason why they don't want people selling anything?First reason:it's not yours.Second reason:You must be smarter than selling pixels,correct?
>> No. 43812
http://aesd.deviantart.com/gallery/31799867

Sellig recolored Desktop Ponies animations and reposting the program's original animations as her own.
>> No. 43815
http://paintapastime.deviantart.com/gallery/36429139

How many of those bases are stolen?
>> No. 43817
I was warned that thiis person was selling Desktop Ponies as "adoptables" (and generic ponies made with the flash creator too)

Link: http://embyrhart.deviantart.com/gallery/41699584
>> No. 43854
>>43817
All of her images are being taken down.Even the non-desktop ponies. I think I see an account shut-down.
>> No. 43889
>>43812
What "it" said after dealing with me

HayleeEquine:"You're not allowed to commission Desktop Ponies."
aesd:"Go talk to the owner about that"
Eye roll.
>> No. 43905
>>43889

Sometimes that place makes me want to scream.
>> No. 43910
>>43905
Look what aesd said now.
aesd:Last time I checked it was okay to make pony icon commissions as long as you give credit to the base owner this is what is said in the base's descriptions usage and it's a :points: commish not money! Please stop bugging me about this!
>> No. 43911
>>43910

You can simply report that person to DA's staff and link Desktop Ponies's front page (where the non profit rules applied to desktop ponies and any kind of derivated work are clearly explained)

You can also post links to that person's posts to make the Mod's job easier but don't push the issue too much because several Mods there thend to side with thieves and you can end up in trouble instead.

You can also report that person on Desktop Ponies' DA group and in this anti-theft group here: http://voice-of-justice.deviantart.com/ to keep a record of that person's behavior in case she tries to spam the hide and block buttons.
>> No. 43918
The OP is a bit out of date. I'll list the changes here if nobody minds.

Charlie46's account has been deactivated.

Samakelly is somehow back up with no stolen material (and not banned for life as it says here).

KoKoKonuts has moved to http://k-o-k-o.deviantart.com/ where I can find no trace of stolen material.

Albinomink (a.k.a. Alienmink) has no visible traces of stolen material, has changed her name to ChangelingScribe, then moved to http://faetouched.deviantart.com/ where I can only find a single desktop pony based item with credit to the Desktop Ponies team for the base.

That's all I can find that's changed since the original post was last edited.
>> No. 43919
>>43918

Albinomink's dummy account is being used to sell more stolen/recolored animations and also has been badtalking about Monkeyjay after he politely asked her to stop selling what's not hers.

http://faetouched.deviantart.com/journal/Commission-Prices-Lowering-311609473

She decided he's "not worthy" and a jerk for not letting her sell what she took from him.
>> No. 43925
>>43919

Her "Gryphon Trotters" are obvious Desktop Ponies trotters with Gilda's pieces and her "Riders" are obvious rainbow dash edits with a Desktop Pony pasted on top. She shouldn't be allowed to sell those either.

She claims she needs the money because she's poor and can't find a job but checking her other accounts I can see she has been using that same excuse since 2011.
And yet she can afford a computer, internet access, and endless wasted time on Deviantart picking fights and playing drama since then, all because she couldn't take advantage of someone else's work to make a pittance.
>> No. 43929
Charlie46 is up and at it again.
http://fav.me/d4vsp87
>> No. 43930
>>43929
that is weird because it says her account is deactivated. Plus that was uploaded middle of last year so it looks like it just didnt take her pages down when her account got deactivated.
>> No. 43933
>>43929
Yeah. Shutting down a page doesn't get rid of the pictures/comments they uploaded, but instead gets rid of their homepage so there's no way to link to their art short of favorited art from someone else.
>> No. 43942
http://agirl3003.deviantart.com/journal/Commissions-are-OPEN-309368716 <--- Selling Desktop Ponies

http://darren9999.deviantart.com/ <--- Displaying stolen ponies as his own.
>> No. 43948
>>43942
From agirl3003's page after she was asked about her commissions:

"well the bases that I used were from someone else, used with permission and I modify my own even. And to be honest these aren't ordered that often, and its not uncommon for people to do these commissions as a way for people who can't make them to get their oc's done."

A lot of random blablah, hyperbole and lame backpedaling to cover herself.
>> No. 43962
Ponyluver/Angelkat34 had another stash of uncredited/plain stolen animations here: http://desktopponies.wikia.com/wiki/Desktop_Ponies_Wiki


Judging by the dates, they were added way after she were constantly caught stealing, lying and then stealing again, so there's no excuse here.
>> No. 43963
http://vanillecream.deviantart.com/journal/MLP-Commissons-Open-Now-accepting-points-329671691 <-- selling Desktop Ponies for $4 each (or 400 DA credits) and ignoring a warning about not being supposed to sell them.

http://creshosk.deviantart.com/ <-- Displaying stolen ponies, creating "templates" with said stolen animations and even selling them around.

http://just-agu.deviantart.com/ <-- selling Desktop Ponies for 20 DA credits each.

http://damselflys.deviantart.com/ <-- Selling desktop Ponies for 5 DA credits each.

http://popo21.deviantart.com/ <-- selling individual frames stolen from Desktop Ponies for 15 Da credits each and throwing a tantrum after being caught, then refusing to stop stealing.

http://kemono666.deviantart.com/ <-- Thinks that giving credits to desktop Ponies allows her to take everything she wants from them and pass it as her own.
>> No. 43966
http://icelucario64.deviantart.com/gallery/ <-- Countless stolen/uncredited Desktop Ponies and a warning about being revenge spammed and blocked if you say anything that could make him feel bad.
>> No. 43979
hmmm well considering its an open wiki, maybe jsut turn it on her, and flip the fake wiki into a proper one lol
>> No. 43983
Lol, Sarahostervig is asking you guys to do requests for her while she has been leading several hate campaigns against your group after you began to shut down paid comissions.

Evidently, she is up to something.
>> No. 44019
http://misskicha.deviantart.com/ <--- Selling Desktop Ponies for 25 DA points each and hiding/blocking any comment saying she can't do that.

http://oldkingkrafty.deviantart.com/gallery/39590372 <-- Selling Desktop Ponies (he claims they are free but people can give him "donations") and stealing a few others to pass them as his own.

http://small-sanctuary.deviantart.com/ <-- Selling Desktop Ponies for 30 DA points each AND claiming that http://cinyu.deviantart.com/ and http://kamillyanna.deviantart.com/ are the real creators of Desktop Ponies.

http://laarka.deviantart.com/ <-- Selling Desktop Ponies so she could buy herself a CAR. (Seriously...?)

http://angelic-feline8.deviantart.com/ <-- Selling Desktop Ponies for 10 DA points each.

http://appledew.deviantart.com/ <-- selling Desktop Ponies and disabling comments so nobody could call her on it.
>> No. 44020
http://mariex911.deviantart.com/ <-- This previously reported thief and scammer is back, this time taking requests via private notes so nobody could see what she is doing (But openly announcing it on her comments anyways)
>> No. 44054
http://paintapastime.deviantart.com/journal/Pony-Icon-Base-Information-FAQ-325095005 <--- reposting stolen Desktop Ponies bases as his own, berating and calling "Holligans" the original Desktop Ponies creators for shutting down paid comissions accounts, imposing a pile of absurd conditions and demanding an unwarranted level of respect just so he "may" consider recoloring a stolen Desktop Pony for you.
>> No. 44061
http://small-sanctuary.deviantart.com/art/Derpy-Hooves-Trot-276855860 <-- is this person a thief or not? I don't know who made Derpy and all of those animations, but the way as this person brags and abuses the hide and block buttons are big read flags for me.

http://angelkitty17.deviantart.com/journal/Commission-Info-317871564 <-- selling Desktop Ponies for $2 and openly claiming to be desperate for money because she's "poor" but still can afford a Premium DA account.

http://kupori.deviantart.com/gallery/38026794 <-- Selling Desktop Ponies and crediting a thief as the real author of Desktop Ponies
>> No. 44065
http://jennmichelle.deviantart.com/ <-- selling stolen recolors for 10-30 DA credits each since 2011
>> No. 44098
http://thetauche.deviantart.com/journal/Commission-Information-348121494 <-- selling Desktop Ponies for 120 Deviantart Points each and using Derpibooru as a front to advertise them.
>> No. 44113
http://superfanaticgirl.deviantart.com/art/Big-Mac-Trotter-323151298 <-- reposting stolen Desktop Ponies as her own, imposing some pathetic conditions of use and refusing to take down the stolen material after being confronted by one of the real creators.
She created a dummy account here http://ziitte.deviantart.com/ to escape and use it as her safeheaven.
>> No. 44157
http://khorogh.deviantart.com/ <--- Offering stolen Desktop Ponies bases and refusing to give credit, he thinks that saying "I didn't made them" allows him to do whatever he wants.
>> No. 44315
http://darren9999.deviantart.com/

This chick is stealing Desktop Ponies AND Dirkos' SeaPonies animations to get attention.

You can see how she hides and blocks out comments she doesn't like and judging by the answers to the hidden comments, she also hides any evidence of her thefts as well.
>> No. 44326
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44326
>>44315
Didn't really steal the seaponies, just made some using the templates. I don't think that the original Desktop Pony artists were credited for the head sprite though.
>> No. 44332
>>44326

He is stealing parts from Desktop Ponies to paste on your Sea Ponies bases, though.

No credit to anyone so he pretends everything is his own work so you still can report him.

FAQ #157: Can I use things created by other people in my submissions?
FAQ #306: Does "Crediting" let me use whatever I want?

This part of Deviantart's FAQ can crush him on sight.
>> No. 44365
>>44315

The account was deactivated.
Looks like DA staff nuked it for theft after all.
>> No. 44403
http://crpdude.deviantart.com/ <--- sells Desktop Ponies for $5. No points or art trades, he only wants MONEY.
>> No. 44463
http://rainbowtimber.deviantart.com/gallery/ <--- This chick stole the Zodiac Ponies created by Desktop Ponies member Botchan and is reposting them as her own.

Her REAL artistic skills are limited to recolor templates and bases collected from the net.
>> No. 44913
http://flyfar7.deviantart.com/gallery/39451987 <-- This person sells Desktop Ponies at 30 DA points a piece.
>> No. 45228
I read DA here and DA there
but what is the procedure for thief, unproper crediting and other stuff in other sites differents to DA including non art sites??
>> No. 45229
>>45228
It depends on the site. Community oriented sites tend to have report systems. Private sites tend to have contact information. Worst case scenario? Time for a cease and desist letter to the host.
>> No. 45233
>>45228

Aniway, What is a proper credding for you??
for ones: Creddinting in metadata or INSIDE the png other a separate README, other in the CREDITS and other all
>> No. 45253
>>45233
I'd help, except that your grammar is so bad that it's almost impossible to tell what you're saying.
>> No. 45256
>>45253
er---ok

I ask: What is a propper Crediting/Propper ways to give Credits/Correct and Ok forms to Give Creddits; Thinking in all possible forms???
>> No. 45262
>>45256
I think what most people demand is credit when credit is normally given.

That normally means that credit is provided when the material is presented.

But the problem here is flat out plagiarism. Not that someone forgot to give credit.
>> No. 45263
>>45256
Giving credit means when you take someone's else's public base work (templates, etc.) to modify it into your own characters and then you make a very visible statement where you say the modified work was created using someone else's base work, then you say exactly who made said original base work, add a link to that person's site/account and finally prove you are following all of the rules and terms of use imposed on the base work you took and modified for your own purposes.

The team behind of Desktop Ponies provides several official templates for people who wants tro make their own animations, as long those people never try to sell them, trade them for points/money or openly try to pass them as their own work.
>> No. 45278
>>45263
Ok, anyway... What is 'the preffered way' for creditting??

I find a project that give credit in a README file (for Desktop ponies in general), and inside the ponies for individual artist and 'based on' (sic), tha' is a propper way, because if not enought I can contact (dirrectly) or drop the link..... isnot an art site
>> No. 45279
>>45278
It all depends on the individual case. Some people have rather specific requirements. Especially when you come to trademarks. But in general just including the name in the credits is enough.
>> No. 45288
>>43962
>>43979
Already way ahead of you, editing pages to be more organized and adding a section known as "Crediting and Creation". Also fixing grammar. My first page i will post made by me is 80's cheerilee just gotta find out who made it.
>> No. 45289
>>43962
>>43979
Already way ahead of you, editing pages to be more organized and adding a section known as "Crediting and Creation". Also fixing grammar. My first page i will post made by me is 80's cheerilee just gotta find out who made it.

(Edit:) Lol sorry for the double post, stupid slow browser!

Last edited at Mon, Jul 1st, 2013 14:05

>> No. 45290
mah, much compĺex... I drop the link, and if BotChan or any other can decide what make or what not make

https://github.com/erkin/ponysay
>> No. 45294
>>45290
Looks innocent and trying to track credit for individual pictures.
>> No. 45301
>>45294

In simple english, this mean?

oh, and https://www.archlinux.org/packages/community/any/ponysay/ is a linux distro packaging and supporting that program ... not sure if that is Good or not...

As far I know that Linux Distro is free (no pay, no money, all for free in they spare time)

Last edited at Thu, Jul 4th, 2013 01:45

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