Your art being stolen, and resold (updated dec 16)
Friday June 23 2006 - 14:06
I thought I had seen it all. Take a look at this: www.planetofinternet.com The $#%@$@s had the nerve to take all your/our projects and use it for their commercial advantage. They even used spam to get it to sell even better http://www1.ietf.org/spam-archive/ietf-request/msg84807.html
I have sent their host in Turkey (Pusula Iletisim Bilisim Internet Ltd. http://www.pusula.net.tr) an email that they have violated the copyrights to your work.
Update: July, 4th After having faxed Google and their host a DMCA letter, still no repsonse from the host. They are a reseller of an american based hosting company srsplus.com. They will be receiving this DMCA today too.
Update: August, 8 Many of the original blocks have disappeared. They are still on their server if you navigate to the image file directly :/ Still many of the original streets and my park is still there. No word from the host yet POI staff asked me to remove this post. I will comply when all images are gone and -not- altered/changed.
update: december 16 Planet of Internet is under new management and kindly yet passionately demands us to stop the accusations of the copyrights violation (read email conversation here).
b>We herewith declare Planet Of Internet free of violating copyrights
Yeah, I saw they are changing the block, not mking new ones. That still isn't the way to go. Celinho also wrote them a few email demaning the our block be removed, not mutated. Fortunately we have the (copyright) law on our side