Help - Stolen Models

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Hey guys, I need some help in regard to some of my models being stolen by users of Second Life: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Full-Perm-Sword-and-Sheath-Mesh-Depot/6487178 https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Full-Perm-Hot-Dog-Cart-Mesh-Depot/6478266 https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/DCS-Devastators/6617118
At first I tought to file a DMCA, but they apparently require a letter mailed to them with all the required info. They provide no digital way to contact them on the matter. In addition I tried directly flaging the store entry, but whenever one tries to do so, it happens: The link points to a wiki page telling me to file a DMCA. I've also tried contacting the submitter directly to demand him to take down my content. I couldn't: This MI is aparently not a link :/ The submitter of the stolen items has a pretty huge list of other models (which I believe to be stolen as well) for sale, I'd advise you guys to take a look, and see if there's none of your content in there. I don't think I'm able to (or should in the first place) mail them, paying all the mailing costs regardless of the price, when they are the ones infringing my rights. So... I need some help. What do you guys advise me to do? The license on either the models I submitted here, specifies clearly that no profit should be made out of the models.
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    Ah that store is really one hell of a shit place, it happens quite a lot on those sites and the only best thing I suggest would be to directly contact the website owner. So if you could manage to get in contact with the website owner then you could see where you could go from there! Hope you get it fixed! I'll flag the submission anyway so perhaps that will make it faster removed.
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    They steal models and textures and sell them for 150$? Wow...
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    This sure https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/FREE-Full-Perm-Tomahawk-Mesh-Depot/6536674 sure looks like http://gamebanana.com/models/2934 Yogensia https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Full-Perm-MR96-Pistol-Mesh-Depot/6480817 from http://gamebanana.com/models/2692 https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Full-Perm-AUG-A3-Rifle-Mesh-Depot/6508534 from http://css.gamebanana.com/skins/107802 And that's only the very easy to find ones, it sure looks like everything on that account is just stolen. EDIT: There's an email address here for DMCA takedowns, should save you having to send actual letters. Also here's their twitter, they may not respond to it but some companies give a lot of attention to it
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    > **Posted by Darnias** > > They steal models and textures and sell them for 150$? Wow... Actually, Second Life has their own currency, which can be bought with real money.
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    Yea @mini those are indeed them models, various models have been re-uploaded from GB and also thanks for sharing the link for filing a complaint via E-mail! Let's hope everything works out!
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    That's fucked up EDIT: I did some exploring on the website and it's some game you play and I guess you use those props? Basically club penguin with stolen shit really.
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    > **Posted by someone101001** > > That's fucked up EDIT: I did some exploring on the website and it's some game you play and I guess you use those props? Basically club penguin with stolen shit really. Yeah, I guess it's similar to the sims or smth. Apparently there are content of various games.
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    To be honest I think it's pretty silly to upload models on the internet like this. I would only send them to people I trust if I wanted more detailed feedback etc. For the public, just submit them as WiPs and post some screenies. (just my opinion)
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    I used to steal stuff...but this is just taking it to a whole fucking new level. They don't even edit the stuff AND they give no credit AND they are selling it for $150. That is just retarded.
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    We've had several problems with Linden Labs and Second-Life in particular profiting from stolen content. As Mini and Logan have pointed out your best bet is to send off a DMCA report to their legal team. However since this seems to be a recurring issue perhaps GB should get involved and see if we can speed up the process or make it easier to get offending content removed.
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    > **Posted by megamawman** > > I used to steal stuff...but this is just taking it to a whole fucking new level. They don't even edit the stuff AND they give no credit AND they are selling it for $150. That is just retarded. L$150 is like $0,66... nevertheless it's stealing and it's a shame this overly protective society of.. yes.. dorks even allow such thing to happen, when that happened to valve's paid workshop for dota 2, the process of uploading content to the workshop was reworked and it will never happen again, but secondlife.. every DMCA is in vain, it takes 2 seconds to create an account and reupload all the shit again. It's been like this for ages EDIT: Unless Short_Fuse and Kimono uploaded this to second life... someone is profiting a lot from this p90 (or atleast he wished, cause since 2012 there has been no reviews whatsoever)
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    > **Posted by Sir Se7en** > > > **Posted by megamawman** > > > > I used to steal stuff...but this is just taking it to a whole fucking new level. They don't even edit the stuff AND they give no credit AND they are selling it for $150. That is just retarded. > > L$150 is like $0,66... nevertheless it's stealing and it's a shame this overly protective society of.. yes.. dorks even allow such thing to happen, when that happened to valve's paid workshop for dota 2, the process of uploading content to the workshop was reworked and it will never happen again, but secondlife.. every DMCA is in vain, it takes 2 seconds to create an account and reupload all the shit again. > > It's been like this for ages > > EDIT: Unless Short_Fuse and Kimono > uploaded this to second life... someone is profiting a lot from this p90 (or atleast he wished, cause since 2012 there has been no reviews whatsoever) I feel like website like these should be taken down immediately. I am happy that GB is not like that otherwise I wouldn't have learned my listen. Btw, thanks admins for putting up for me for that long. Who made that P90?
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    Well, they are not being very helpful so far. They replied to my email saying that they only take written notifications and pointed me to a different DMCA terms page: http://secondlife.com/corporate/dmca.php - as opposed to http://www.lindenlab.com/tos#tos7 For now i've replied asking them to clarify why there are two different documents on the matter and insisting they remove the content.
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    > **Posted by Yogensia** > > Well, they are not being very helpful so far. > > They replied to my email saying that they only take written notifications and pointed me to a different DMCA terms page: http://secondlife.com/corporate/dmca.php - as opposed to http://www.lindenlab.com/tos#tos7 > > For now i've replied asking them to clarify why there are two different documents on the matter and insisting they remove the content. What utter rubbish, I got that dmca email address from the footer of the page the stolen on content was on. Why have it there if it they're just going to tell you to go elsewhere. Also instead of trying to investigate it or pass it on to the right team, they are trying to make you go through a more complicated system. Why on earth would they not provide an email address for DMCA takedowns... All someone needs to do is make a new account and put it back up and you have to pay for the posting of a letter each time. They should be worrying about the fact that there are multiple users trying to profit from stolen content, not trying to make the rightful owner jump through hoops. Yes I know that legally they are fine to just provide an actual address but you would hope that any self respecting company would want to help the owner of the content... Ask them why they don't accept email DMCA takedowns for their market place. They have a flagging system which then requires you to send them physical mail if it infringes your IP rights, so basically the flag for that reason is utterly pointless... This shit pisses me off. I sent them a tweet from the GB account. We'll see if there's anything more we can do as GB as we do have a contact. EDIT: More social medias if you want to go that route https://twitter.com/SecondLife https://www.facebook.com/secondlife
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    > **Posted by megamawman** > > I used to steal stuff...but this is just taking it to a whole fucking new level. They don't even edit the stuff AND they give no credit AND they are selling it for $150. That is just retarded. You didn't give credits either, for your stolen work. Every single texture you made was either stolen or just a recolor of the original weapon... > **Posted by CorvalHO** > Hey guys, I need some help in regard to some of my models being stolen by users of Second Life. I just looked around on that website, alot of people are having their meshes being stolen. So you're definitely not the first. Maybe this is something that can help you.
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