Friday, 29 February 2008

BLOG OFFERING MY DOWNLOAD LINKS

I have found a blog displaying previews of my freebies which is not a bad thing as such if viewers are directed to LilyBelle Scraps for more information and download links.
HOWEVER, what is definitely not allowed is that this pattyf956 is also providing the download links directly from her blog bypassing my blog altogether. I tried to find a way to contact her through her blog without success. The blog has it's origins in Italy so the language makes it difficult for me. Making this post is the only way I can think of to let her know that stealing my download links makes me very upset.
Furthermore, IF THE DOWNLOAD LINKS ARE NOT REMOVED FROM THE ABOVE-REFERENCED BLOG WITHIN 24 HOURS, I WILL REMOVE THE ZIP FILES AT 4SHARED FROM PUBLIC ACCESS.
As you all know, I love designing and giving my designs to everyone who wants them BUT - I WANT TO DO THE GIVING NOT SOMEONE ELSE and I HATE THIEVES AND PIRATES!!!
I should add that it's not only my download links that are being offered. There are also many download links of freebies and some items which may not be free.

15 comments:

Tammy aka bunchie said...

There are always going to be those people who know better and do it anyway. It's not right to steal period! But, especially when you give out so many beautiful freebies. This will come back on them. Mom use to say what goes over the devil's back, comes up and under his belly where it can do alot of damage. hang in there!

Anonymous said...

You could leave a comment under your creations on her site asking her to remove the download links.

I enjoy your creations, thanks for all your hard work!

Good luck!

Donna

scangel said...

I went to the blog and looked. I recognized quit a few things there.

There will always be people like this and then they will wonder why there are no more freebies given away when all the designers stop giving them, or go to a pay site.

sorry to see this happening to you. I love your stuff as I said before, and have since I first saw it at RAKS.
thanks for sharing. But wouldnt blame you if you stopped.

Libby Weifenbach said...

Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention! I'm so sorry this has happened to you!

Anonymous said...

You could replace your inmage previews with images that "out" her as using your images and those of others without permission.

Ms Kittie said...

I am sorry this has happened to you. I love all your hard work and I would truly miss it if you stopped but I do understand. It seems like this is happening more and more. I wish people would understand that it is wrong! plane and simple. Thank you for sharing all your hard work with us that come to your blog.

makeyesup said...

Saw what you mean and noticed quite a few others that are being used the same way. Also notice how tight it is in trying to leave a comment or email. My only suggestion is that you put passwords on the 4 shared zip and give the password out on your blog. That would keep others from freely downloading them and still not take away from your love of sharing to those that visit. Your work is very good and much appreciated by the good people.

LadyTigr said...

I went to the link you posted and found a kit she supposedly actually made and I followed the link to her 4shared site and this is what it lists as an e-mail address for the owner of the blog...patrixmm@libero.it
Just thought you might like to know that....
Sorry some peole have to lie, cheat and steal to have something to post...

Sharon aka Scrapcat4914 said...

Boy I cant believe she's doing it!!!
Your not the only one either Nicole from
http://nbk-nicnic.blogspot.com/
has found out about her too!!!!!!

I wonder if she knows that she's violating the law by doing this?
Don't get me wrong I'm not NO WAY STICKING UP FOR HER!!!!!!!
BECAUSE IT IS POSTIVELY WRONG THAT SHE IS DOING IT!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

It alway's takes a few thieves to make live h... for everbody else. Sorry Sweetie about this. You are a great designer and share so freely with all of us. Password might be the way to go.
Sending you lots and lots of HUGS.
Micky

~HJ said...

Upload some more files for her to steal and include inside these files that if they got them from her she is a thief. Make her readers know they are stealing too by going to her blog and that you'd be happy to have the download from your blog, as they should.

~HJ said...

I forgot to add that I agree with makeupeyes. Her links she has won't work if you just add a password to them. They can get there but not download. And then your posts and links will still work because your readers will know what has happened and where to find the downloads password.

Tammy aka bunchie said...

Ok I have a question. If you list the password on your blog won't that just give her the password to list on her blog also? She has to be coming to steal your designs. So I think putting a dile in your download outing her is best. Just my humble opinion. I love your work and someone stealing it hurts deep, espcially as generous as you have been to give designs for free. By the way, still praying for you and your sister.

~HJ said...

Adding a password to already posted items on her blog will only upset her readers. I don't think every one of them will hunt down the original blog (since not all blogs are given credit for) to find out why it won't work. And if you use the same password all of the time and post the password in the sidebar, I don't think she'll see it there either. I think with the amount of work she's putting into copying the preview, posting it to photobucket, posting preview and download link and occasionally the designers blog that she'll pick up on that. But I'm sure those blogs that mention her directly she'll get the hint. Problem is she's done this to probably 50 or more designers!! No kidding. I spent 4 hours on her blog picking it apart. It was worth it. I recognized so many items that I myself have downloaded or purchased. Thank goodness I didn't find anything of mine. I was stuck at home on a rainy day nursing the aftermath of removing a wisdom tooth (oral surgery is terrible) - so I had the time.

Vicki said...

Hi - I am having a problem with pirates at the moment and while trying to get to the bottom of it, found one of your files offered by a person who is offering mine. Check it out at http://www.4shared.com/file/48430331/64022722/TWWW-ELEMENTS1.html

I have asked them to remove mine, but I thought you would like to have an opportunity to do the same.