More stolen models

Discussion started by CGPitbull

this account have hundreds of stolen models, some are mine, check if you have some of yours to report: https://www.cgtrader.com/rm3dmodel

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Posted about 1 month ago
3

I see that there are more than 4 models on that profile that you are the original author off, report (report via mail) those and this profile should be gone... again... The problem is, that I personally banned this exact account 2-3 times so far, "using" your models for report and as soon as it's banned it come back with the same models. The only way that you can prevent selling of yours models its to keep an eye on it. It's sad that CGT policy towards thieves is like this, cgt require 4 solid proven stolen models in order to take into consideration banning someone. Why I'm saying "take into consideration", it's because they won't ban everyone who sells stolen models. There are accounts here who used to have over 20 stolen models, and even after prooving that all of them are stolen cgt refused to ban them, so they are still here doing their bussines, destroying honest artist bussines, it is what it is.

Posted about 1 month ago
0

The question is why cgtrader reacts so laxly and still helps the thieves, that's not great. is it the same on other platforms? how do you react, faster or not at all?

CGPitbull wrote
CGPitbull
They just remove this account... so they are not "SO laxly" as you say...
LemonadeCG wrote
LemonadeCG
It's actually much worse on other marketplaces, some of them will react very vaguely and remove only reported items, but not the account, some of them will not accept any claims about IP infrigement from you, unless you are owner of that IP. While it's true that there's clearly a room for improvement in how cgtrader treats the thieves, nonetheless it's miles ahead of it's competitors in this area.
tobiasrieper wrote
@LemonadeCG I agree, it's miles ahead of its competitors, but when you think about it, at the end it is for their own good. Who knows what may happend tomorrow regarding copyright and IP. I guess most of the honest people here would be very satisfied if they just somehow stop those scumbags from re-registering 20 times in a row. In my opinion that would help a lot regarding thieves.
LemonadeCG wrote
LemonadeCG
@tobiasrieper, i remember cgtrader was promising to implement changes that would make much harder for banned persons to register new accounts. That was 3 or 4 years ago, but apparently not much has changed since.
tobiasrieper wrote
@LemonadeCG I wasn't aware of that, 3-4 years is a long time, lets hope that something might change still.
Posted about 1 month ago
-5

Out of interest.......how did they steal them from you and how did you find out they had?

CGPitbull wrote
CGPitbull
Every so often I check the new models that are uploaded on these platforms, precisely for this, to detect if there are stolen models of mine or other artists I know, to make a report. From what I saw these models (at least some of mine) were stolen from sketchfab, I know because of the previous images they have posted, they didn't even bother to make other renders... they are bad even for this.
JimPlatt wrote
JimPlatt
ok.....was just curious!
LemonadeCG wrote
LemonadeCG
There are many ways how models get leaked, not only ripping from Sketchfab.
JimPlatt wrote
JimPlatt
Such as.......
Posted about 1 month ago
0

LemonadeCG , I have NOT said that ONLY sketchfab models are extracted, I have said that mine have been extracted from this site, nothing more, I know that they extract models from other sites, but it has been shown that sites where these 3D models can be viewed are more easy to extract, no matter how much "security" they sell you...

LemonadeCG wrote
LemonadeCG
I didn't mean to say that you're wrong, i was replying to JimPlatt. Otherwise i completely agree with you - marketplaces with interactive previews makes life for thieves even more easier.
Posted about 1 month ago
1

I'm experienced as the same thing happened to me. Some of my models were stolen along with the renders. Marketplaces cannot defend your rights in these matters. Because this was the case for me. Only you can defend your rights in this matter.

darkseal wrote
darkseal
Some sites do take it upon themselves to go after thieving sites. Others can act on your behalf, especially marketplace items, where the site has a shared interest. All it takes is 1 person on staff handing out removal requests.
Posted 18 days ago
1

My Model STOREN <(
this is my model
https://www.cgtrader.com/3d-models/space/spaceship/bsg-nova-class

This is my model that has been converted and sold without my permission
https://www.cgtrader.com/3d-print-models/miniatures/vehicles/battlestar-galactica-old-scale-model

darkseal wrote
darkseal
it's sad :( It's a horrible feeling to see your stuff out there being sold by someone else... especially for 9x the price. I feel for you jujuvenile, as i do for us all.

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