Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Wasn't mad, but I am now!!

Posted by JeanellePaige at 4:42 PM
Ok, so, I opened my site on the 1st, 4 days ago. I have been real generous with my freebies. So generous that not even 12 hours after I opened I had to purchase more space to hold them because I exceded my bandwidth!!!! I have been notified by 2 other fellow scrappers that 2 of my 'free' kits are being distributed amoung yahoo groups!! WHY?? I mean, first of all, right on my freebie page it says, "*Do not share DL links, instead, tell your friends where you got it so they can DL it themselves!" Second, Isn't it a hell of a lot easier to give your friends the link to my site rather than uploading my file to one of the file sharing sites and distributing THAT link?? I mean PLEASE!!!
What REALLY ticks me off is the email I got from Yahoo after I notified them:
"Your recent correspondence was insufficient to constitute an effective Notification of Infringement"
Now what kind of bullshit is THAT?? (yes, I am swearing, I am mad!)
So, I wrote them, again, with MORE info. I also contacted the file sharing place, but have yet to hear form them.

To the people who don't listen and don't care about sharing files illegally: All of us digiscrappers have eyes everywhere. We are all in this together and watch out for each other!!

This is taken from Jen Strange's blog:
Freaking stop stealing from my friends. Stop stealing from them not because they are my friends, but because they are someone's daughter, someone's wife, someone's mother. Every time you steal from a digital designer you are taking money away from their family, from their children. How can anyone feel ok about that? Nothing you do on-line is anonymous. Everything you do can be traced back to you, with the proper court order. Please ask yourself right now if the thrill of stealing and your cheapness in not wanting to pay for the things you want are worth the cost down the road of a legal battle. It's time to get your priorities in order.

12 friends stopped by to say...:

HaleyW on 4/05/2006 6:04 PM said...

I just don't understand this. It's sickening. I am not a designer, but that doesn't change the fact that it makes me ill that people steal! So sorry, Jeanelle! ((HUGS))

{Paige} on 4/05/2006 9:42 PM said...

I don't get why people do this!!! They know it's stealing!!!!! It seems like lately a number of designers have confronted these sites/groups who are doing this, so some of them are getting caught...but not nearly enough of them. I'm sorry you were a victim of this Piracy!!! It pisses me off too so I can't imagine how you must feel!!! Just remember the thing about karma is eventually it will come back around to bite them in the a**!!!! That's what I like to believe anyway!

Michelle on 4/05/2006 10:03 PM said...

I can so totally relate. I just posted a rant similar to yours today on my blog!! I found out this morning that at least two groups were sharing some of my freebie files. I did report them to Yahoo! and one is shut down. I don't know about the other one yet. Good luck with it. I know how irritating it is...for goodness sake they are FREE! Why can't everyone just play by the rules in order to get them?!?!

Anonymous said...

Sorry this has happened to you Sweetie, I have read over and over about this happening to designers. Has anyone thought of putting up a Blog Called "THE WALL OF SHAME" Or post it somewhere and make it so Public what they are doing and Name them, then everyone will know to stay away from them. The More people know who is doing the stealing , The more they will stay away from them. Some don't, for some reason realize it is wrong....How I don't know. But they are out there and if they read the Name and the Crime, Then it might Sink in. I don't belong to a Yahoo Group and reading all of the Stealing that goes on....Ever want to. But I think they should be Named because it is so silent about who is doing it, Therefore they are getting away with it Scott Free!!
Just a Thought. Thankyou From Me for your Freebee's .
Coralee Australia

ShanesMommy on 4/06/2006 10:03 AM said...

Jeanelle I am so sorry that happened to you. I was one of them who reported to you and have added you to our list of designers on piracy blog. Together we can win this fight, designers-paid & free, consumers. I hope you had a better day.

Pam said...

This is so sad that people do this.

I believe that people who steal things and post them in Yahoo
(or other ) groups are ATTENTION JUNKIES, they like it when they rest of the group tells them that they love the things that they (the poeple who did the stealing)have posted for the group. They probably live for this sort of praise.

Margie on 4/07/2006 2:30 AM said...

so sorry to hear this happened to you!!! I hope they all get caught and shut down!!

Candice on 4/07/2006 7:11 PM said...

I'm so sorry Jeanelle that this is happening to you :( It really sucks when people do this and ruin it for others. That is why freebies have been taking off of a lot of other sites all together for good :(

Kelly on 4/08/2006 8:30 AM said...

You've been tagged...stop by my blog to find out more. :)

Kelly on 4/08/2006 8:57 AM said...

also wanted to add.... that Piracy really does suck! I just rest in the truth... that what goes around comes around, you get what you give, you reap what you sow... we may never get to see the coming- back-around, the getting-what-you-gave, or the reaping, but just like the law of gravity... you don't have to see it to know that it is true.

RayneScraps Designs on 4/09/2006 6:38 AM said...

UGH UGH UGH makes you just want to reach out and TOUCH someone doesn't it? I am so sorry they managed to do this to you.. some people have too much time on their hands and no brains nor common courtesy ! Just remember what goes around comes around and one day they will get their "just desserts" or however you spell it lol.
Hope things are better now. Jo

Casey on 4/09/2006 1:50 PM said...

What is wrong with people????? Seriously, it's SO much easy to direct someone to a site so they can get something for themselves.

People can be so selfish....and I am sorry it happened to you.

I just downloaded two of your freebies and I am SO excited to be able to use them. And..I've already found a couple kits I simply MUST soon as I can swing the money side of it. :)

I love your new site!!


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