I recently found one of my downloads reuploaded on a filesharing service. (I do not allow reuploading of my files). I tracked it back to a russian site, sims-real.ru, that make a habit of stealing creator's items, posting their site logo over the pictures, giving no link to a website and distributing the files to several filesharing services. I was shocked and angry and proceeded to write a complaint. They say that no one is allowed to share files fomr TSR (haha, so they are scared by them) but apparently it is okay to steal from everyone else. They do have an email address where you can write issues regarding copyright but- well, the email adress seems to not exist (mailer demon)! So I wrote several pm's to the admins and did not get any response so far. Today, I wrote anew and translated my English sentences into Russian, I really hope they will understand that I want my links to be removed.
You can see what I they did to my Moccassins here.
I just don't understand why they have to steal free stuff that is freely available anyways :(
You don't even have to register anywhere to get my downloads.
With things like this happening, you really think twice if you should continue sharing your creations...
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None of your beeswax! (Thursday, 28 June 2012 23:33)
That's just awful. There's this other site called Downs Sims 3 that does that too. However, your moccassins have your name on the bottom. That's very clever to make sure nobody gets the credit. :)
simlicious (Friday, 29 June 2012 09:53)
Not even adding a name helps in all cases... in two of the screenshots they just cut it off.
I now found another site, I already mailed them as well. Thanks for informing me of the Downs Sims 3 Website, I didn't know that one either :)
sims-real took my links down now. Yay :)
simlicious (Friday, 29 June 2012 19:33)
Now I found another of my downloads at http://sims-new.my1.ru :(
They steal like crazy, so it seems... so annoying!!!
MrKelpy (Sunday, 02 September 2012 09:18)
We had the same thing happen to us D: they plaster their obnoxious logo all over our site name, it;s frankly pathetic that they can't make their own things . Did you happen to have one of you items featured on MySims 3 Blog, It seems that they are lurking these sites and take everything...
Simlicious (Wednesday, 05 September 2012 09:34)
yes, I had some things featured on MS3B :(
It is sad that they don't respect creator's policies, but I guess there's not much we can do at the time except ask for the removal of things. So far only one website deleted my stuff, after sending like 3 mails or so.