After I received several notes about my work showing up on Desktop Nexus I posted a reply to those person's profiles to have them remove my work. I also went through the DCMA Copyright Violation link on the site to get my image removed. One person still has not voluntarily removed my piece (I have since gone through the DCMA with this person as well), the other person who is astonishingly a "Moderator" for that site sent me this message.
What is unbelievable is the guy actually has the balls to be the one outraged.
Below his message is my response.
Posted by warchild on 10/30/09 at 01:06 AM
I, Kim Baker, am the creator and sole owner of the image "Dragon" which you have stolen and renamed "Red Dragon Gem". You did not ask for nor receive my permission to use my property on this site. I am informing you that I notified this site of the Copyright Violation. Please remove my image immediately.
First of all, never post this crap under my profile, or under anyone else's profile. Desktop Nexus has the proper procedure to adhere to when making such copyright/ownership claims.
Second, I didn't steel that image from anywhere. I downloaded it from another wallpaper site, as is, except for the title part, I didn't like the nomenclature that the image was originally given by the site from where I had downloaded it.
Now! If you are the actual owner of said image, then direct your attention to the very bottom of this page you are reading this pm on. See where it reads "DMCA Copyright Violation"? That is the link you need to click on, then follow the proper path toward having that image removed.
I am indeed the artist of Dragon as you know now that the image has been deleted from your profile and this site.
Please direct your outrage elsewhere, perhaps at the person who DID steal my work. The fact YOU did not personally steal it does not change the fact that it is still STOLEN! You are perpetuating the theft by taking it from that other site, renaming it and posting it here WITHOUT finding the original artist and getting their permission. You are still culpable.
ANY time I find my artwork posted on ANY other site other than the one I personally uploaded it to WILL be publicly called out on the theft and I will go through the necessary legal channels to get my stolen work removed.
Please do not contact me any further as my goal of having my work removed has been achieved.