Earlier today I was notified that my image "Depth and Color" was being displayed on a site that does not have permission to do so! I quickly went to the site to see for myself and there it was! It was uploaded by a member of the site that is no longer active, but the damage has already been done!
The name of the site is Wallpaper Abyss and is located here >> wall.alphacoders.com/index.php…
There are lots of images on this site that I feel are being "S T O L E N !!!"
It is my intention to pursue this fully and with the intent to get the site shut down permanently ! I could use your help in this matter!
Here is the webmaster's contact email address: email@example.com
I did email him myself and stated that the image was copyrighted to me and should be removed "Today!"
Mr. David West responded to my email and his response follows:Hello Ricky,
Thanks for emailing me about the wallpaper. I've had it removed. A checksum of that file has also been put in our database, so if that exact file pops up again it will be removed automatically. We encourage users to submit the author with wallpapers, and even let authors pages have links to their other profiles, such as their DeviantArt profiles. I know it's frustrating finding your own work in places without proper attribution, and I'm sorry that it happened on my website.
Have a good day,
I encourage you check this site yourself for Your Art! Please post any infractions in the comment section so that everyone else that follows this journal will be informed too!
Thank you for your attention and participation in getting this site cleaned of OUR ART!
I would also encourage you to modify your copyright notification you post with each image you submit! You should make it clear to everyone how you feel about copyright infringement!
In the future I will make a concerted to include this notification below every piece I submit :
This image is NOT TO BE POSTED ON ANY OTHER INTERNET SITE FOR DOWNLOAD. You MUST get my permission in writing to post this art on ANY site on the Internet.
This image is for your personal use on your home or office computer ONLY.
This image is not to be changed, added to, cropped, used as a background for your art, or altered in any way unless you make a written request to me and I give you written permission.
My images are created only by me and DO NOT belong to the public domain.