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Dealing/Handling Rippers
Topic Started: Apr 16 2005, 01:32 PM (1,932 Views)
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How to deal with rippers and hopefully prevent it from happeneing.

Alright, i'm righting this because i recently got ripped. What exactly is ripping? its when another person takes a graphic, template, skin, etc. and claims it has his/her own.

Tip to prevent this:

1. If your online alias is sorta general, for example mine (Darkness), someone can simply claim that "Darkness" is sorta the name of the graphic and easily add his/her own name to it. When using a name like "Darkness", add something that is yours, like a link to a site/forum of yours.

How to handle someone ripping:

1. If this person owns a site/forum, register an account there (if you have to) and make a topic saying that he/she ripped. Post stuff that proves that you own the .psd. Show the graphic with the text and then without it. Then show a pic with the pic/render (if any) and one without a pic/render.

2. If its a skin than that might be a little harder to prove. You can post pics of parts of the skin, (for example the maintle) without part of the design you used, something like that.

TIP: Normally, the users of the forum of the guy who ripped your graphic/skin are going to defend him/her. When I posted the topic some of the other users there defended the admin. Dont go on a spam-a-thon on the forum just cus they piss you off or somehting. Keep defending yourself. Eventually they were convinced by your evidence.

TIP 2: If the ripper denies that he/she ripped, then complain to the host. Go to their support forums and ask is their a form or someone to email about this. For example, if the guy who ripped your graphic owns an InvisionFree board, you can fill out a ripper support form thing and eventually the guy will get his punishment.

Thats all. I hope that this helped you out sorta :)
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Well Done!

Your documentation has been approved transferred to the Board Management forum.

We appreciate your entry and encourage you to continue building great tutorials/DOCs to help the InvisionFree and Skin Zone communities.

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Edited by Perron, Aug 28 2008, 12:20 PM.
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