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Saturday, 26 July 2008

A rant at pirates!!

I have no idea why people feel the need to share my files on their 4shared accounts!! I offer them for free and they are always available, so what is the point??

I have found two more people offering my files (thanks for the heads up Kelly for one of them) and I am REALLY angry! They were posted in the last two days - AFTER my previous post explaining that it was against my terms of use. I have reported both of these people to 4shared. If it was a genuine mistake, then have the guts to come forward and explain to me. If it wasn't - DELETE those files NOW! I don't get angry very often, but I really am today!!! If they are not removed by the end of tomorow (Sunday), I will post your email addresses for the whole of the scrapping world to see!

End of rant - see you later with some elements for Earth Tones.

30 comments:

labdogs42 said...

Wow, that is so horrible. I can't believe someone would do that instead of just sending folks here to your awesome blog! I appreciate all the freebies you offer, Vicki, and I hate to see people trying to take advantage of your kindness. I hope you find all of the pirates!

Lori said...

GO GET EM VICKI!!! *RUFF!!!* lol or was that Lily?
You are one of MANY frustrated scrappers of freebies. Those damn pirates really piss me off! THey ruin it for the rest of us! GRRRRR

You have NOOOOOO idea what I could do with an email addy...rofl

putergrl1 said...

That is just too awful! I just caught up with all the freebies I didn't have. I never realized you had so many but your generosity in sharing your hard work and talent is more than a person can ask for. Sharing on someone else's 4Shared is worse than pirating in this case, IMHO. ***hugggsssssss!!

Meghan Justice said...

Geez that really stinks! I would be pissed too. I appreciate all the hard work you do and the sharing that you do as well. I am new to digital scrapbooking and to be honest with all of the different freebies I have looked at, yours are the best by far. Your style is perfect for me, because it is like my style. I hope these people stop doing this and taking advantage of you.

I WOULD post their email address, that is what they get for going against your TOU!!!

Lissete said...

You go girl! You are way nicer than I am, that's for sure! I would have already posted their emails for all your fans to attack! :) There is always a handfull of those pirahnas, so sorry that you have to deal with them!

Again, thank you for your enerosity, it is greatly appreciated!

LilyBelle said...

Thank you, VERY MUCH, Vicki for the heads-up re the piracy of my kit THE WAY WE WERE! I noticed that in silvitate's 4Shared folder there are two of your files - one zip and one rar. There are three of mine - 2 element packs and 1 quickpage. I've reported these files to 4Shared as copyright infringement and sent her/him a rebuking email. Wish I knew how to find out where these links are being made available.

Thanks again, and good luck with your piracy problem.

Fay

tricertifiedx2 said...

Seriously...you are so much nicer than I would ever be!! Your generousity is overwhelming, and is very much appreciated by your true fans. Your work is awesome, I think you have found the secret in how to get more than 24 hours out of your days...can you please pass that along to the rest of us?? So sorry you are having to deal with these pirates but I say...go after them with a vengance. And let your fans have at it too...they will certainly make them think twice about doing it again.

Again, Thanks so much for all that you do. Blessings.

Scrapping Mom of 5 said...

It seems so mean to steal something that's free. It just makes no sense to me.

Mrs. Mordecai said...

That's terrible! I think posting their emails is a great idea!

Tammy Dunlap said...

Oh man thats too bad! I just dont get why people do that. I think it is either they just dont care or they are too stupid to understand! Thanks for all you do!!! I just love visitng your blog and reading your posts and of course the awesome freebies!

jenlarcher said...

I am so sorry this is happening to you...Go getem girl!!! Thank you so much for all your wonderful freebies they are much appreciated!

Jemenifer22 said...

YOU GO GIRL!!! Go get them!! I love all of your stuff, and I agree with you, what's the point of putting them up if they are available 24/7 here....unless they are just not creative enough and have to steal other people's talents!!

Rant all you want, you have a right to!!!!

Love your work!!!!!!!

Rhonda said...

Hi Vicki,
I too, would be sooooo mad and frustrated with these jerks who must be embarassed of their lack of talent, therefore having to rip off your amazing talents and call them their own. I say go ahead and share the email addresses!! I bet that would make them the sorriest pirates ever out there!
It amazes me how some people can take advantage of such generosity!!
Keep your chin up, girl. You have friends here who are more than willing to help you with this battle!

RayneScraps Designs said...

UGH that so sux when it happens. I can totally sympathize! Stick to your guns and make them get them down!!! Thanks for all your hard work and SUPERB work! It just amazes me sometimes at the gall some of them have when it's done deliberately!

Mike and Lisa said...

I agree with the others. Let us at 'em. Being new to the digital scrapping thing, I am so appreciative of you and your generosity. Your stuff is just my style. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us.

Stacy said...

I'm so sorry people are stealing your work, especially when you're so generous with it.
Keep your chin up!

makeyesup said...

Vicki, rant all you want. However, the only person that hurts is youself. We will listen and agree if it helps you to talk about it. Those that are dishonest could care less about honest peoples policies. I have 2 suggestions -one is to put passwords on the 4 shared account and change them on a regular basis. The second suggestion would probably be very difficult for you as I see you are very consistent in your naming conventions. I am too and it does make for easier finding of things. Pirates probably search by the AWP and then just take. Please do not get yourself too upset with this as you will make yourself ill and that would not stop them. Carry through on your threat to post their emails as I surely would send them one to let them know it's wrong. Wish that I could stop them too. You are a beautiful and caring person as we appreciate everything you do. I have used your stuff and always post in my description of the layouts that they are from you.

Elaine said...

Go get them girl!!! It is so wonderful of you to share your hard work & talent. I love your work & Earth Tones is awesome! Thank you!!

lovetocraftbetty said...

This makes no sense - why do these pirates steal your beautiful designs that you share so freely???

Thank you for all the gorgeous collections you have created and shared with all of us loyal fans.

I wish I knew what I could do to help attack these pirates!!

Shel said...

I'm so sorry you have to deal with pirates. Mean people suck.

Thank you for your generosity and keep fighting the good fight. Your fans (like me) are behind you all the way!

Chel said...

Don't let a couple pirates discourage you. We all love your work. I visit your blog every day and appreciate all that you share. THANK YOU!

Elizabeth said...

That's pretty nuts, seeing as how you give these beautiful things away. Unfortunately, if you post their email people will go there to see what else they have, but maybe putting their names on the side of your blog as I've seen others do would help.

RealRach said...

Oh man...What on earth makes people think this type of thing is fine to do? GRRRRR......Your stuff is so good! Hope all is well on your end. Feels like forever since we have "talked". Take care!

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear this! I'd like to think it was a mistake. We've have had simular problems on another site I visit.

I hope everything gets resolved soon! I really appreciate all the lovely things you share!

Janet Kay

Iris said...

Hi Vicky,

I come to you blog everyday, you make suc beautiful stuff for free!!! Thanks so much for offering it!!!
Okay totally not good in leaving thank you comments *shame on me*.
But stealing your great free work you give and then putting it on your own page, it's horrible!!!
Hope they take it off and else, give those email adressen/ webpages and we will think of something to spam then insane... :D

Many greetings,
Iris

gulffire said...

I just don't get the whole pirating of freebies in the first place. I mean, they are free -- what do they think they are saving people? A few extra clicks? Go ahead and post the addresses -- I would love to see them made public. Nothing compares to the wrath of a pissed off online community.

Downloading the Earth Tones elements today. Thanks, they are beautiful.
--Nan in CT/USA

Christie said...

Well that just stinks!! I'm sorry this is happing to you. I hope it all gets sorted out soon!
Hugs,
Christie

Donna said...

So sorry to hear about the pirates. You are so generous and I love your work.

Thank you for your continued kindness.

Denise said...

I don't blame you but I am sorry you are upset. I will back you up in any way I can. Just put the word out and your devoted fans will go all out for you!

verabear said...

I just read this. Glad that 4shared is quick to take them down, but sad that it is happening in the first place to you.

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