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Mon Jun 13, 2016, 2:32 PM

Copyright Infringed Artwork on RageOn.com


www.rageon.com is a website that sells apparel, blankets, tshirts, etc with the ability to upload "your own artwork" to be put on said products. Which is no problem and they have some awesome products! However the problem is users are going online, saving artwork and re-uploading it and selling it ( as well making a profit. See image below ). The amount of artwork that's been re-uploaded without the artists permission is completely out of control. Many I recognize via DeviantArt right off the bat. I implore you all to take a look and make sure your stuff isn't on there. I've found several of my artwork taken.

I am totally for and support websites that offer a percent to artists and putting your art on awesome stuff, however when its your work and someone else is getting the percentage, that's when things go hackles up. I'm always supporting artists when it actually goes to the artist; but when it goes to Mr.Joe who knows how to right click -> save as -> upload is when the anger builds beyond measurement. 

They reached out to me on twitter to contact them, so that's good! I've already sent an email. I hope that Rageon.com will be willing to work with me and help out in this situation! I know they can't monitor everything and I totally understand what a huge undertaking this is but surely there has to be something in place to avoid this happening or hopefully happening in the future. For both their website and artists. I promise we can all co-exist in one big happy family!

If you need to report artwork or fill out a DMCA then you can find it here: Rageon DMCA Notice Takedown

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If You Have Time To Help

If you see an artist or recognize one, please please tag them in this journal or please comment on this journal so I can at least tag people and try to help get things taken down :) Thanks!

Note: Before you go raging with pitch forks and fire make sure to look at the username ; ). The artist might actually be selling on that site so no need to report but if you're worried, you might shoot them over a note or I can do it just to make sure it's them. 


Artists I've Found


:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf
Original(s):

www.rageon.com/products/wolf-bed-blanket ( reported )



:iconvesner::iconakreon:
vesner akreon
Originals:

www.rageon.com/products/what-w…

Comic Off-White:
Original: skoll and hati
Taken: www.rageon.com/products/wolf-3…




:iconweremoon:
weremoon
Originals:
KovoWolf commission by weremoon

www.rageon.com/products/wolf-b… ( reported )
www.rageon.com/products/smoke-…
www.rageon.com/products/wolf-1…
www.rageon.com/products/wolf-hoodie-9
www.rageon.com/products/wolf-p…
www.rageon.com/a/users/bunnymo…
www.rageon.com/products/wolf-2…



:iconstarcanis:
Starcanis
Original(s):
Star Wolf by Starcanis Together by Starcanis

Infringing Art Links
www.rageon.com/products/solar-…
www.rageon.com/products/wolf-4…
www.rageon.com/products/wolf-3…
www.rageon.com/products/wolf-382
www.rageon.com/products/snow-w…
www.rageon.com/products/space-wolf-11
www.rageon.com/products/wolf-6…
www.rageon.com/products/wolf-5…
www.rageon.com/products/wolf-5…
www.rageon.com/products/snow-w…
www.rageon.com/products/blue-wolf-5
www.rageon.com/products/crysta…
www.rageon.com/products/glowing-wolf
www.rageon.com/products/magical-crystal-wolf
www.rageon.com/products/spirt-…
www.rageon.com/products/the-lo…
www.rageon.com/products/wolf-3…
www.rageon.com/products/wolf-5…
www.rageon.com/a/users/bunnymo…
www.rageon.com/products/dream-wolf-1
www.rageon.com/products/glowing-wolf-1
www.rageon.com/products/green-wolf-1



:iconalectorfencer:
AlectorFencer
Originals:
In Quietness by AlectorFencer Sunkissed by AlectorFencer

Infringing Art Links
www.rageon.com/products/nature…
www.rageon.com/products/earth-…
www.rageon.com/products/earth-…



:iconyuumei:
yuumei
Originals:
Connection by yuumei

Infringing Art Links
www.rageon.com/products/snow-wolf-companion-bed-cover



:icondark-sheyn:
Dark-Sheyn
Originals:
Two by Dark-Sheyn

Infringing Art Links
www.rageon.com/products/stare-…



:iconbalaa:
balaa
Originals:
Intent by balaa

Infringing Art Links
www.rageon.com/products/wolf-p…



:iconwolfroad:
WolfRoad
Originals:

Infringing Art Links
www.rageon.com/products/wolf-5…



:icontarkheki:
tarkheki
Originals
When Angels Sing [Collab with Swandog] by tarkheki

Infringing Art Links
www.rageon.com/products/artist…




Original: www.rageon.com/products/tribal…
Stolen: www.rageon.com/products/tribal…




Original: jojoesart.deviantart.com/art/Y…
Stolen: www.rageon.com/products/wolf-2…

Original: jojoesart.deviantart.com/art/W…
Infringing Art Links
www.rageon.com/products/space-…
www.rageon.com/products/wolf-4…
www.rageon.com/products/wolf-5…
www.rageon.com/products/wolf-4…
www.rageon.com/products/the-wo…
www.rageon.com/products/frosty…
www.rageon.com/products/spirit…




Original: www.deviantart.com/art/Samurai…
Stolen: www.rageon.com/products/samura…




Taken: www.rageon.com/products/sans-p…
Original Sans




Taken: www.rageon.com/products/undert…
Original:Undertale : Sans + SPEEDPAINT




Taken: www.rageon.com/products/frisk-…
Original: Undertale




www.rageon.com/products/undert…   
www.rageon.com/products/sansun…
www.rageon.com/products/sans-2…
www.rageon.com/products/sans-t…
Original:Sans - Undertale - You're gonna have a bad time!




Stolen: www.rageon.com/products/a-ball…
Original: apofiss.deviantart.com/art/que…


Stolen: www.rageon.com/products/curiou…
Original: apofiss.deviantart.com/art/sou…


Stolen: www.rageon.com/products/kitty-…
Original: apofiss.deviantart.com/art/i-b…


Stolen: www.rageon.com/products/kitty-…
Original: apofiss.deviantart.com/art/swe…


Stolen: www.rageon.com/products/kitty-…
Original: apofiss.deviantart.com/art/mar…


Stolen: www.rageon.com/products/myster… and www.rageon.com/products/mystic…
OriginaLl: apofiss.deviantart.com/art/lem… or apofiss.deviantart.com/art/lem…


Stolen: www.rageon.com/products/heaven…, www.rageon.com/products/heaven…, www.rageon.com/products/heaven… and www.rageon.com/products/heaven…
Original: apofiss.deviantart.com/art/sha…


Stolen: www.rageon.com/products/stunne…
Original: apofiss.deviantart.com/art/jud…


Stolen: www.rageon.com/products/yin-ta… and www.rageon.com/products/yin-ya…
Original: apofiss.deviantart.com/art/yin…


Stolen: www.rageon.com/products/winter…
Original: apofiss.deviantart.com/art/tum…




 Original: Dawn Spirit's Flight 
and the stolen: www.rageon.com/products/great-…




one from Whiluna
Original: Playful 4 elements
and the stolen: www.rageon.com/products/elemen…



one from KurotsukiDC
Original: Chibi Okami Amaterasu - Icon
and the stolen: www.rageon.com/products/a-litt…



one from Aminirus
Original: the retribution
and the stolen: www.rageon.com/products/bestia…



one from NukeRooster 
Original: Misofay
and the stolen: www.rageon.com/products/bestia…



one from Lucky978
Original: Fire and Ice
and the stolen: www.rageon.com/products/colors…


Add a Comment:
 
:iconswandog:
swandog Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
For anyone reading this, if your work has been stolen on RageOn, please submit your DMCA to Shopify instead of RageOn, via this link: www.shopify.ca/legal/dmca ...RageOn is powered by Shopify, and (in my experience) they have not been responding to DMCA takedowns submitted to them, nor to emails sent to their legal team. Shopify, on the other hand, generally responds the same or the next business day, and they will have the item removed by the following day.
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Professional General Artist
really? The DMCA that I filled out was through their website and I received a response back.
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:iconswandog:
swandog Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, RageOn never responded to me, but Shopify took it down right away.
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Professional General Artist
Huh... that's weird o.O
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:iconaudieleigh:
audieleigh Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Did that page ever get taken down?~ >:c
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Professional General Artist
Hi! The page itself isn't going to be taken down but all the infringing works have been removed and they're removing / removed other infringing works as well :) I have an update coming soon!
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:iconswandog:
swandog Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Argh, mine is still there; will have to see what I can do to have it removed.
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017  Professional General Artist
Did you send in a DMC?
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:iconswandog:
swandog Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, but I was unsure what to give them as "proof of copyright" as I've never had to do that before with any of the DMCA takedowns I've submitted to other sites. I wrote them 2 days ago, and still no response. Here is what they've stolen from me (that I've found so far):

www.rageon.com/products/wolf-7…
www.rageon.com/products/artist…
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Professional General Artist
Ya just link to wherever you have your artwork up for them to see it belongs to you :)
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:iconswandog:
swandog Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
After submitting two DMCAs to RageOn and never getting any reply, I found out their site was powered by Shopify, and that I could submit DMCAs directly to them, and THAT will get results, usually by the following day. So for anyone reading this, if your work has been stolen on RageOn, please submit your DMCA to Shopify, via this link: www.shopify.ca/legal/dmca
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:iconaudieleigh:
audieleigh Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Well, that's good!~ :3
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:iconcooley:
cooley Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
 It totally sucks that these artists - you included - are being ripped off. Good luck and good on you for bringing this to people's attention.
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Professional General Artist
They're taking steps to avoid this happening again so that's good they've been prompt about it. It just sucks that people think right click -> save as = insta mine. -.-
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:iconcooley:
cooley Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
It is :(
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:iconapofiss:
Apofiss Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016   Digital Artist
so far I have spotted well over 100 accounts selling my works. it's like some bot-farming going on there -_-
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Professional General Artist
Either that or it's a bunch of people who find your work and are uploading it. Not sure if there's anything that's been sold yet. That's pretty crazy the amount you've found though! I might inquire to the owner.
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:iconamaranth18:
Amaranth18 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I just found out I had "liked" their Facebook page when I never did myself. It must be some robot that automatically does it. I immediately unliked the page. Just be careful when viewing that website.
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Professional General Artist
That's weird. Usually there isn't a way to automatically 'like' a page without physically clicking on it, or, clicking on a link to like it if you're logged into FB.
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:iconamaranth18:
Amaranth18 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I know... I don't think I'd ever like their page though and like I said, don't remember doing so but who knows Shrug 
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Professional General Artist
No worries :P
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:icontarkheki:
tarkheki Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016
Big warn heartfelt THANK YOU for notifying us, and thanks to all in the body of the comments for the on going vigilance and kindness you have shown the artisans with their plight. It's hard to single handedly track where our artwork ends up being reposted, and we are forever grateful to the individuals who go out of their way to help us. 
I have since contacted the legal dept of RageOn and am waiting for their response. I'll keep tings posted here so that any who wish can follow suit.

Cheers,
~B
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:iconswandog:
swandog Featured By Owner Edited Apr 18, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
The RageOn shop selling our collab pic on the t-shirt still has it listed, so I wasn't sure if you had ever gotten a response back from their legal team. (I had also written their legal team, and never heard back from them.) But I have reported it directly to Shopify now (since their site is powered by Shopify), so hopefully that'll take care of it. 
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Professional General Artist
No worries :hug: They've been super nice about it (rageon) and have worked very hard to help get things down :) So it's been a good experience thus far working with them to getting things off. I'm sure they'll contact you ASAP!
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks for sharin Apofiss !
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:iconnadiavanderdonk:
NadiavanderDonk Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
www.rageon.com/products/lion-g…

This artwork belongs to Aaron Blaise :iconablaise: 
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Professional General Artist
thanls
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Professional General Artist
cheers!
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:iconnhoa-d-brown:
Nhoa-D-Brown Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016
What does make my wonder and worry why that on DA, they notify you just about everything else like comments and favorites, the time you post etc. But there is one thing though. Where the hell is the notification for the downloads link? Because in some of my works I usually see that one person has downloaded my work, and I have NO idea who this person is.
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Professional General Artist
You can make a suggestion for this :) however I think it's been made? I also would like to see it too.  Would be a nice statistic to see :)
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:iconnhoa-d-brown:
Nhoa-D-Brown Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016
I don't really know if it was made. But there could be a chance to talk to the staff maybe about it. I mean with the watermark itself it helps people know it is your work and all. But I still think notifications should be made to know who is downloading what. If so people should at least tell us if they are downloading or not. Sadly with a lot of people who may try and be slick they may not say anything. But something can be figured out from this. Usually talking to staff works, but it may have to be more than one person. Usually ore than one person actually gets the flow of things moving. If only one, then, pretty much the issue stays at large. Know what I mean?
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016  Professional General Artist
I would like that feature too :) Because it would be nice to visually see how many people have downloaded something you're offering. Just so you can keep track to on how well something is doing.

There is a notification that lets you know when someone buys something but once you remove the notification, there isn't a way to look at it again.
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:iconnhoa-d-brown:
Nhoa-D-Brown Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016
Hmm. Well, I guess with the watermark that person who downloaded the pic will know it is yours. But It kind of worries me a little because I mean...what if that person knows about editing the water mark and all etc. and re-uploading. Plenty of re-uploadings and stealings have been going on on YouTube already (Many I have heard)...

Guess some wesbsites you just gotta be really cautious then.

I guess with that notification, you gotta make that right choice then.
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
That's why I upload only a very small version of my work now. So that way it isn't 'big' enough to really take. So if they enlarge it into something like a pillow case, it will be horrible quality.

In regards to the watermark, that's why I make it difficult to remove :)  By placement and by opacity
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:iconnhoa-d-brown:
Nhoa-D-Brown Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016
That's good. :) (Smile) 

I may eventually try that out. Both the size and the watermark making.Thumbs Up 
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
:)
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:iconduckykatxp:
DuckyKatXP Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016   Digital Artist
Looks like azzai's artwork of this azzai.deviantart.com/art/you-a…

Got on there too.

www.rageon.com/products/nappin…
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Professional General Artist
thanks for sharing :)
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:iconduckykatxp:
DuckyKatXP Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016   Digital Artist
Yup owo
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016  Professional General Artist
:)
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:iconaminirus:
Aminirus Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Oh and you made an error in that journal. The 3rd from the bottom is not done by me. The Retribution was done Darenrin
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Professional General Artist
Ahh ok thank you :) I will fix
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:iconaminirus:
Aminirus Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :3
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:iconaminirus:
Aminirus Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Whether this works or not, but I have been told to send a complaint email to: legal@rageon.com

I suggest everyone who has had things stolen do so to avoid that scary thing of forcing to give out your personal information in order to report your stuff stolen. I contacted them via their Twitter, and so it at least is a legit email. It should send a message directly to their legal team so they can take action quicker.

Though I won't lie, they seem pretty stupid to not have realized just how much of their content is stolen artwork or just straight from google images. I've already sent them an email and gave them a link to this journal, but as I said, I think action can be taken quicker the more people that email them.
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Professional General Artist
Heya! Yes I mentioned in my journal they reached out to me to send them an email and I did. I sent them a link to this journal as well if the reports are helpful. I also contacted them  via twitter and they sent me the same thing.
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:iconaminirus:
Aminirus Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Okay, good. Hopefully the more people take action, the quicker this can be resolved. 
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Professional General Artist
yup :)
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:iconlunablaze1:
lunablaze1 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just wondering if I could add someone to this list?
:iconlost-opium: 's art piece has been stolen and placed on a shirt design found here: www.rageon.com/products/papyru…

I don't even think this was being sold anywhere, the image was just re-posted as a shirt design for someone else's profit -.-
Original upload is here just in case: lost-opium.deviantart.com/art/…
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