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Journal Entry: Mon Feb 27, 2017, 11:48 AM


EDIT: Ninety tee's website has been TAKEN DOWN! It's a small victory for artists <3 Thanks a lot everyone for supporting me and for helping each others in this situation. There are still many scamming website out there, but at least one of them is gone :)



I recently got warned by some fans about a website called Ninety Tees. That site, among many others, steals artworks over deviantart and other shirt website to sell them without the artist consent. I have seen more than 50 of my own art on there so far and filled a DMCA take down request to get them taken down. 


I strongly recommend to any artist that does shirt designs or popular designs (pokemon, nintendo, and other franchises) to keep an eye out and check if they didn't also get their work stolen. www.ninetytee.com/

Add-on: They even sent me threat messages after a few days. I had screenshots of it and made sure to forward them to their hositng company.


Mine were all taken from my teepublic shop (screenshot of the previews). They didn't even bother to change the name of the product (they all match my Teepublic design names) and even left "seoxys" in the name of some of them. I have contacts at Teepublic that I emailed about the issue and urged them to implement a watermark service so that kind of thing doesn't happen anymore. 


Let's all hope this website gets shut down soon. Do not hesitate to send DMCAs if you see your artwork being stolen too.

and obviously, DO NOT buy from this website.

Other websites that does that kind of thing that you should never buy from:
- Ninety tee
- Teespring
- Gearbubble
- pokemonteestore
- ifrogtees
- Topusashirts
- thuglifeshirts
- Teechip
- vinatees
- payposter

- top1000shirt
- eeveetee

(feel free to tell me any other website to add to the list in the comments)

Since Team Harmony I've been dealing with art thieves hundreds of time (I am not exaggerating). At some point I would even have anxiety attacks because of it. It's a serious issue that should be talked about more often. It might looks like nothing to some of you, but it is not. It's not just a drawing that gets stolen, it's a piece of you.



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:iconnocturn02:
Nocturn02 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on taking one down :D (may the rest burn down in the future)
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:iconandramor:
Andramor Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  Student Digital Artist
This place: eeveetee.com/
I haven't seen anything I definitively recognize as being from you or any other artists I know, *but* I don't see any artists being credited on things.
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:iconseoxys6:
Seoxys6 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! I'll add it to the list :O 
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:iconlucky978:
Lucky978 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Hello! First of all, congratulations on getting NinetyTees taken down. That is a hug victory! I am currently having issues with TeeChip. They have a campaign using one of my works that has had huge success...I have not been able to get in contact with them or find any useful information for getting the website taken down.  UGHHH
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:iconseoxys6:
Seoxys6 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Yea Teechip are really hard to deal with. I've sent several DMCAs to them and all they did was wait for their campaign to be over, remove the desing, and re-upload it. Imo they are the biggest and hardest to get at the moment. My friend Tsaoshin is trying to deal with them too with more permanent mesures, keep sending your DMCA, and don't be scared to say you'll sue if they keep using your work. 
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:iconlucky978:
Lucky978 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the heads up and the advice!  I sent DMCAs to the website and the Facebook page that posted the campaign.  No response yet, and they are impossible to get in contact with.  This is the 4th or 5th instance this week, so I am currently looking into hiring an Intellectual Property lawyer.  
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:iconseoxys6:
Seoxys6 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Student Digital Artist
To be honest, if they don,t answer or do anything do it! The more complains they get, the more chances we have to take them down.
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:iconlucky978:
Lucky978 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
I am meeting with an Intellectual Property lawyer in about a week.  I have no idea what working with one entails, but hopefully he'll no how to put a stop to this.
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:iconthecalmkitten:
thecalmkitten Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Student Artist
Yayayayyayaya
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:iconluckykoneko:
LuckyKoneko Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
payposter is gone as well
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:iconaverydoodles:
AveryDoodles Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YASSSSSSSS <3
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:iconlotusthewhitekitty:
Lotusthewhitekitty Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Student Digital Artist
VICTORY TO ALL ARTISTS ALIKE!!
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:iconswatkidd:
SWATKidd Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Student Artist
How do websites get taken down?/But congratulations
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:iconfirepetalfox:
FirePetalFox Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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:iconeyesorefortheblind:
EyesoreForTheBlind Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Student Digital Artist
VICTORY
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:iconcrazedfoxmrn:
crazedfoxmrn Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
We won the battle, but not the war. What do we do now to take care of those others?
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:iconpumpkibutt:
Pumpkibutt Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg that was fast!!!
So glad it was taken down!!
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:icononewiththestars:
OneWithTheStars Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I am glad to hear the site got taken down. :)
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:iconironknightkarkat:
IronKnightKarkat Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Ayyy, that's great! :D Congrats on the victory!
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:iconmaplebranchwing:
MapleBranchWing Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's great! Glad to hear everything ended well! :)
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:iconsilversugar:
SilverSugar Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Really glad to hear this ended well!
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:icondawningbluesky:
dawningbluesky Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017
great news!
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:iconjessieiii:
jessieiii Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't know if you've been made aware yet, but one of my watchers notified me that the shop appears to have been taken down!

It's no longer available if you tried to go onto it!
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:iconseoxys6:
Seoxys6 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Oh my, that's amazing! It may or may not be my fault xD I complained to their website host about their threat and they said they would take actions if needed
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:iconjessieiii:
jessieiii Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, yeah that was my reaction too! It's great and I am so glad that you took action in defending your art and helping get this site taken care of. I'm sure that what you said probably had something to do with it. 
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:iconnocturn02:
Nocturn02 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
the internet is a sea of good fish and shit fish
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:icongaminggrowlithe:
GamingGrowlithe Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
So sorry to hear about this, hope you can get it fixed soon!
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:iconmasterminer34:
MasterMiner34 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Wow. No, I disagree! 
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:iconemerald4713:
Emerald4713 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Student Writer
All this art thievery needs to stop :/
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:iconbluethornwolf:
BluethornWolf Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
i found another site payposter.com/search?key=seoxy…
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:iconseoxys6:
Seoxys6 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Yea unfortunately that one use google for images x_x So whatever image is on internet, they will have it...
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:iconbluethornwolf:
BluethornWolf Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
damn .-.
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:iconfolanthewolf:
folanthewolf Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
If they follow up on the threat, I would be willing to give you the money to sue them. Give me the email and I will tell them personally.
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:iconenforcerwolf:
EnforcerWolf Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017
Wow, had no idea that was going on. Howe low and pathetic. I smell a big fat lawsuit out of this.
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:iconsyramoon:
Syramoon Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017
Wow. Just... just wow. I can't even think up a decent reply to that other than to rage at it.
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:iconaddisontheshinyazelf:
AddisontheShinyAzelf Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Student Artist
i'd say it may be a good idea to take legal action against them
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:icon8twilightangel8:
8TwilightAngel8 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Professional General Artist
If this email is from a member of staff for the website (which it appears to be) then they do realize they are breaching international copyright laws by not complying with a legitimate DMCA Take down Request right?

Seoxys, try to find the website domain owner and report this case to them as well as attach the screenshot of the email. The domain owner can take the whole site down if they are not assholes like this team is. I believe they can get in trouble for allowing a site like that to stay up.
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:iconseoxys6:
Seoxys6 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I actually emailed the host company about them. Let's hope they will take actions 
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:icon8twilightangel8:
8TwilightAngel8 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Professional General Artist
Nice :) I really hope they will. These tee and poster sites are out of control.
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:iconzolanius:
Zolanius Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017
What kind of second-hand trash do they think they are? Sue them for all that you can. It's easy money, especially with this email of a clear, aggressive threat.
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:icontriodon:
Triodon Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
My god how has this place not been shut down yet!?
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:iconkreazea:
kreazea Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Student General Artist
wow... they're making threats to you for YOUR work. how very mature of them -_-
stealing other ppl work without their consent to make money for yourself. yea, i can see how its a win-win situation... not!
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:iconaddisontheshinyazelf:
AddisontheShinyAzelf Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Student Artist
oh wow....they're making threats
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:iconcrystalwarder:
CrystalWarder Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
they say it's a win-win. 
lmao
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:iconvale9591:
Vale9591 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It was a message from the team or a personal one of the person owning the page of stolen artworks?
And that threats is stupid, like you can go around reporting them everywhere and they will get all shutdown, maybe banned too. It's a lose-lose situation!
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:iconseoxys6:
Seoxys6 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Student Digital Artist
this is a message from their official support email. They are incredibly unprofessional
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:iconruneaxdoodles:
RuneaxDoodles Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Have you registered all of your copyrights?
  
For anyone who doesn't know:
It'll make DMCA and (in extreme circumstances) Legal Action much easier as the copyright can be produced from a government source. This makes your claim much more powerful to pull products off shelves even when your designs are being stolen from another country.
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:iconbreathofnightmare:
BreathOfNightmare Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
There's a special place in hell for people who steal art for profit. Any art theft is pretty incorrigible, but it's not quite as vile as selling someone else's art by just a tiny margin.

Of course, copyright laws differ all over the world. Many places outside the US and Europe have loose or nonexistant laws about selling the IP of other people without their consent. Still doesn't make it ok, but it can technically make it just shy of illegal, and thus just shy of punishable. :/
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:iconitzskitty-chan:
ItzSkitty-chan Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
gaster icon - Gaster's stare | undertale  *win-win* Situation...TATTLETAIL MY CHILD Birb Would Like You To Stop Forever 
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