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Someone stole my work

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 29, 2012, 8:56 PM



I don't know what to say. I am so upset. There is this guy, who with just a few alterations, has taken claim for my work and claimed it is his own. I am actually speechless...he removed one piece he outright stole, but he has still got SO much of my stuff up there. And refused to take it down.

There are other deviantartists he has stolen from as well. If anyone recognises their pieces, please alert them, as I have only managed to alert two of three people. :(

I am only putting this up because I plan to take action but if any of you recognise the work put up on his website...please please alert the artist!

www.souravpandey.in/2011/09/it… -> fav.me/d477vx8

www.souravpandey.in/2011/07/hy… ->
fav.me/d3lktcc

There are at least three more, but he keeps deleting my comments off his page and refuses to take it down. ALL my work is copyright and under creative commons, but he keeps on stealing!

www.facebook.com/InLoveWithMeA… -> his facebook page where he keeps deleting my comments, he is not even responding to messages. This is his personal facebook page: www.facebook.com/sourav.c.pand…

I tried asking him nicely, this is what I wrote to him:

Look, I have been through a lot in my life. You claim to be a feministic man, someone who loves and respects women. I am asking you respect the only thing I have that gives me strength. My words. I am asking you to remove the stolen words, or I'm going to have to take legal action. Please. Either credit me with the original story, or remove my story completely. www.souravpandey.in/2011/09/it… This story in particular is a very important one to me when I wrote it. My boyfriend and I spoke in my car whilst driving to an animal shelter. This story embodies him. HE is a hermit, he is kind and his eyes welled up when we found a half injured piedog sitting inside a dirty old box, his back legs completely chewed off. Please don't do this to me. Just take them down. Please?  

He didn't even bother to respond. Now, I'm really upset. I bleed my words from my heart and my soul. Its the only thing that makes me feel like my bones are not breaking, that I am worth something.

I love sharing my words, but not like this...never like this. :(

I want to thank comedawn.deviantart.com/ for bringing this person to my attention. Check out Comedawn's gorgeous artwork! Halfway there by ComeDawn

Also, check out the awesome, AMAZING archonzero.deviantart.com/. Archonzero is the awesome guy who extended my premium membership by a month. Thank you, my darling. :)

  • Listening to: Mermaid by Okkervil River
  • Reading: The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer
  • Watching: The Borgias
  • Playing: the ukulele
  • Eating: Bananas
  • Drinking: Milk
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:iconfuzzyhoser:
FuzzyHoser Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yikes! I hope he gets dealt with properly. People should be ashamed to do such a thing. :no:
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Siren-Badru Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student General Artist
wow...I'm sorry that happened- ps thanks for the faves love
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13th-ZodiaK Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student General Artist
:hug: x infinity.

I hope he stops.
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sanitytension Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That's so terrible! I'm glad he took it down! I was always worried that people would steal my friends' visual art, but I never thought of literature thieves...
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I didn't think words could be stolen so easily either. :(

Thank you for going through this journal and supporting me. :glomp:
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InvisibleColour Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
It is truly sad that those people who claims themselves ''artists'' are so devoid of creativity and respect that they have to steal others brilliant work. Don't let this bother your way. Pity those people, for they can only copy, never create, living the life of others but never theirs. I'm looking foward into seeing your words published someday. You have the talent, now go for it!
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Your words give me hope. Thank you, thank you so much! From the very bottom of my heart. :)
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iWalkBesideYou Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student General Artist
My gosh, that is just plain evil. I haven't experienced art theft yet, but it must be horrible...
You could see this as a compliment on your work, but it's just horrible to get your work stolen this way D:
Good luck with this dear~ I hope everything will be solved soon
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NotenSMSK Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No words to say. Some people just know not the meaning of ethics or humanity yet they pose... I guess I should not linger longer over expressions.

I just hope that your works stay yours and that he is stopped. More ever, why not publish your works as a book? I have little doubt that they would not be best sellers. I myself am writing a book involving short stories and poems so to me the idea applies to you as well.
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You are far too kind in suggesting my works could ever be that good. Thank you so much for your support. :heart: I would love to buy a copy of your book when it comes out...please do keep me posted. :)
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NotenSMSK Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You are welcome and I try not to exaggerate so my statement is not a method with which to temporarily make you feel happy but an honest assessment :) and I will (after sieving my work since you probably don't have much time) send you a few links to my works to look into.

I would be glad to have your HONEST (honest as in if you feel it was a poor attempt, state it) critique :)
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SilverMoonRising Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
When I checked the links, some of them said that the page I was viewing no longer existed. Did he take them down?
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
He took them down after this journal came out and some wonderful people here told him to take it down. He just kept deleting my comments off his pages and ignored the personal messages I was sending him. I am so grateful for the deviantart community. They made this so much easier for me, helped me when I was in need. :)
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SilverMoonRising Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:) I'm really glad this was all sorted out. I sent him something too when I read your journal. I like how you handled the situation, and I'm glad it worked out. :love:
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Poetic-Stitches Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist

This makes me so mad, because I honestly think your written works are amongst the most inspiring (and awesome!) on this site. And it's difficult when, like you said, your words are what gives you strength. Off dA, I am working on a very personal novel, but have decided never to post any of it online because there are simply too many thieves out there. And if someone stole what I had put my heart and soul into then, well, it would ruin all my hopes for that piece.
That said, since your works are copyrighted, you've got this one in the bag. And I checked out the links to that guy's site and I keep getting error messages ("the page of this blog doesn't exist"), so perhaps they have been taken down? I wish you good luck in this!
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
He has taken it down. It was all thanks to the community here that any action was taken at all, and he took down the works. He wasn't listening to me at all, everyone here must have persuaded him.

I know what you mean about sharing your work...especially something like a novel. It sounds like you are writing it beautifully, letting your soul do the talking for you. I hope to read it one day. :)
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shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
*read through the journal entry*
*read through links*
*curious*
*went to the facebook page of the rascal and was about to send a message*
*refrained; thought about it*
*went back to journal entry*
*scrolled down*
*read through comments*
*nodded*

good to know there's humanity still alive in this world.
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I think I would be completely lost without the community here. Everyone who read this journal has supported me and my work through thick and thin and now, even through this. :glomp:
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shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:) that's why we're here.

you should come over more often - its fun to have you around.
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xeeshi Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Really shocking and sad :(
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:hug:
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xeeshi Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
.
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Darkthrop Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
i am really sorry. i wish i could help. anyway, if i can do anything, just tell me. i just haaaate art thieves.
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:hug: Your support is more than enough. Thank you so much! :)
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Darkthrop Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
anytime :)
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PensivePisces Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
sorry for that last comment, i was trying to get a mad comment in there, because i was irritated at the thieves.
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:hug: I know what you mean. I hate art thieves as well. Thank you for your support. :glomp:
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PensivePisces Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
ur welcome
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PensivePisces Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
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Crystal-Magic13 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
They took it down, which is good. :aww:
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It is! Thank God. :)
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PensivePisces Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I cannot believe he did this. I can't. even fanfiction writers acknowledge the authors' characters as the author's characters.
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're so right. Whats even worse is that when he was contacted, he just ignored all the mails, and deleted any comments. :(
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PensivePisces Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
so that's why he looked so innocent! he deleted everything!
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Xinto-the-deepX Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student Artist
There are some really stupid, mindless, greedy people out there. It's something that is impossible to cope with nowadays, especially if, in your case, you've been through alot. I suggest you follow up with taking legal action. Give this thief what he deserves. Not to mention that by posting your work in public, there ARE going to, unfortunately, be people out there who are so thoughtless as to take all of your beautiful work. Keep your head up, and good luck, dear. :)
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I don't mind people taking my work as long as they don't claim it as theres. Even if they don't credit me, I just don't like the idea of someone saying they have worked so hard on the words and those moments belong to them. Its been a heart breaking experience, but I'm glad he took them down. :)
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Xinto-the-deepX Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student Artist
Oh, he did! Magnifique! I'm glad you're glad. :la:
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Mrs-Freestar-Bul Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I never understand how can someone do that :pissed: I can imagine how sad you must be to see your work claimed to be someone else's :( Makes me so sad really. I wish this guy gets what he deserves, and get punished.
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I don't know if he will get punished. He has 2,700 followers after stealing so many people's work. At least he took the work down now. :(
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Mrs-Freestar-Bul Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well, I'm glad he put them down at least :shrug:
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SilverLiner Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What complete scum. I cannot believe that he flatly refuses to say anything, like he has no kind of remorse or guilt over it. You have an amazing gift and I really hope this will not affect you.
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. I guess it has affected me a little bit, but at least I know how to deal if something like this happens to me. :)
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nemutte0no0ame Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student General Artist
dick. Even after knowing that this was very important to you. I question his artistry for not understanding what it means to put your very soul in a piece. I bet he's not even human.
I wanna do sumthin bout this too...
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:hug: Your support and kindness is more than enough. Thank you soooo much. :hug:
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nemutte0no0ame Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student General Artist
:iconsupertighthugplz:
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Waldo-Butters Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
#TimeForAWitchHunt
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:hug: Nah, I just wanted someone to point me in the right legal direction. iNeph did and I posted on that website, it got me a very quick and desirable outcome. The other party took down my work. :)
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Waldo-Butters Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
My dear, there's the legal option and there's the direction that makes the infidels pay, a.k.a the fun option. I liked the fun option more...
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I've already appealed for a cease and desist against him. And then I realised he's been stealing from a website called dearblankpleaseblank as well. They have been duly informed as well. I don't understand how someone can be so stupid when how easy it has become to find out these things online. :D
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Waldo-Butters Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sigh. I guess I'll store the torches and pitchforks for the next witch hunt... But congrats on taking down a thief.
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