statement of purpose

the purpose of this blog is, to document and expose cases of copyright infringement and illegal file sharing, committed by members of divers piracy groups on yahoo, google and other platforms. Each case published on this blog is proven by documents, which you can receive as a copy, if you send a mail to abuse(at)nkdigitalart(dot)us. The NKDA Team hopes to be of service to the community by exposing IP's of pirates (people who share the products of others without permission and/or against the will of the copyright holder), so other small business owners can protect themselves or at least be aware of the problem

This blog is not about 'shares by accident' , but it will be updated regular with cases of ORGANIZED piracy on social platforms, which can and will be proofed due investigation by forensic digital experts in co operation with a lawyer, specialized in international copyright law.

The postings on this blog will also show, how much of these illegal activities are organized and well planned with the goal to destroy small businesses and online stores period by threatening store owners either way to comply to the pirate's demands or to suffer the consequences in form of excessive file sharing of pay-to-use products.

additional postings about piracy generally and social structures in groups and/or social networks will also be published here.

the authors of this blog do not give legal advice, only sharing experiences and the results of research. For further steps you might want to take, please consult your attorney at law.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

‘Piracy Is Theft, Clean and Simple’ US Vice President Says

Obama administration comes up with a plan to fight copyright infringement not only on a big scale but also for small ecommerce businesses - way to go Barack and Joe!

June 22, 2010 
Vice President Joe Biden introduced the Joint Strategic Plan to fight intellectual property theft today. In his speech Biden declared war on ‘pirate’ websites, both foreign and domestic.
The United States Government has made plans on how to tackle copyright infringement related issues in the coming years and make business easier for copyright owners and victims of digital piracy online and offline. The first Joint Strategic Plan of Obama’s administration to combat intellectual property infringement was unveiled on June 22 2010
click on 'the white house blog' to read the article

The White House Blog

Releasing the Joint Strategic Plan to Combat Intellectual Property Theft

Monday, June 21, 2010

RapidPoints and RapidDonations to be discontinued

Reward programme: RapidPoints and RapidDonations to be discontinued

publication June 18, 2010 -
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Sunday, June 20, 2010

link wars - or - is there no way to bring a fellow pirate down if they steal 'my' links?

Hi all readers,
did you ever think about the people out there in the sharing-caring community with their sensible little souls and what we, the inhumane and greedy copyright holders, do to them by filing complaints or banning them from our stores to protect the fruits of our daily work? No? Well, good for you, it would be compassion wasted, I ensure you.

They claim just to want to 'help others', to get things for free they cannot afford to buy. In times with thousands of free kits and stuff, which are available all over the net - it seems to be an absolute necessity to get the pay to use stuff also in order to make it through the day. (or is it only a necessity for the pirates to collect more rapidshare points?) The bad thing is - those 'others' are mostly the ones getting caught sharing what they received and are shocked when they receive divers complaints, warnings or even 'threats' from yahoo to stop them in their doings, they say 'I just shared what has been shared with me, it is not my fault.' Oh yes, it is, too! you shared a product which clearly states 'do not share -pay to use'. This should not be hard to understand unless you are an illiterate or blind (but in this case - what would you do in a sharing group, you have to be at least able to read in order to participate or lurk...hmm.....maybe it is only occasional blindness what made you sharing one of those things stating 'do not share'). I rather came to the conclusion, that you just don't give a sh.. and plan to go on ignoring such labels on previews. Your excuse is lame, admit it. Come up with a better story if you want to impress the copyright holders, they hear this BS 10 times a day and are quite immunized against compassion and regards for your situation as 'victimized' snaggersharer. As a matter of fact, to dish up such a plain lie could rather make the copyright holder chasing you like a rabbit all over your groups until they find a way to stop you once and for all. The other excuse I often hear is 'They made me sharing it, they wanted me to share it" Who is 'they' and why are you never willing to tell on those people harassing you or threatening you if you don't share what you receive? Come on - save the tale for someone who has more heart than brains. Ignorance does not keep you safe from getting reported and any further lie only makes it worse.

But I am getting off the topic a bit, back to our sharing Robin Hoods of this world. Oh don't we all wish to have such angels amongst us, filling our every need for the most senseless things without payment or even recognition? They must be the best people in the world, to care so much for one another and help themselves and others to products they didn't pay for. thanks to tools like rapidshare uploaders, pando etc. their job has been made easy. They share in anonymity, switching names and identities like chameleons, just for the sake to help others, how selfless they are indeed.

Strange enough that these are the same people raising hell, if one of their fellow pirates takes such a link (which leads to goods produced and created by working people which the pirates share without consent, permission or even consideration for the copyright holder), downloads this link and then dare to share it from their own RS account or with pando.

OH you should see those angels of humanity when that happens, hell hath no fury, they start up on one another like a bunch of wild dogs, trying all in the world to defame their adversaries and don't hesitate to call on the establishment (which they want to beat so badly) for help, when they don't see another way to bring other pirates down.

Dear pirates - I am sorry to see all you innocent darlings involved in a war you started amongst yourself. Lately you don't seem to be so much into getting other peoples hard work, rather in getting other pirates illegal links and distribute them in your very own way.

No, members of the sharing community, there is no way to report someone for 'stealing' another s illegal link lol, the only one who can report a link and have it taken down is the copyright holder or a representative of them, authorized to act in their name. (Now, don't you start faking such authorizations - believe me, RS and others check thoroughly before they take links down. and no, faked emails won't pass for valid either as some of you already had to learn lol.

Watch it fellow designers and artists, helpful people reporting links to you might not be who you think they are. Never fall for just their word about who the sharing culprit was - they are absolutely able to dish you a lie just to frame one of their sharing colleagues.

Take the links down, yes, but before you report the one who 'obviously' shared it - ask your informant for the original email header and put it through a scan (see links at the right side of this blog), this will show you pretty quickly if the header is real and valid or if it is just a tempered with email. Be aware of pirates who try to utilize you, just for framing other pirates and get them off the net.

We learn as we go - all of us, sometimes even the pirates. Willing to read all about how to report other pirates for stealing their links but not willing to read the basics about copyright law and to act accordingly.

Dear Pirates - it is Sunday, do something good and switch your computer off for a day, give one another and the copyright holders a break. Relax and think about something nice, anything is fine as long as it does not require an internet connection. Maybe since you all get so upset about someone 'stealing' your links - you could think about how people feel when you steal their WORK. I doubt they like what you do and since they worked for it (i mean WORKED, not clicked a button to upload) they might get pretty upset about your doings. Don't say you haven't been warned lol.

To all fellow designers - keep up filing complaints and reports, don't back down from this unorganized bunch of thieves who is fighting one another, they are not half as 'powerful' as they want to make you believe. they only learned that a designer has to work in order to survive and with their doings they want to stop and distract you in every possible way.

Don't fall for it and give in, even if you think you will find a way to get along, accepting other peoples life style and different views - they will not stop sharing your stuff, never believe this a second. with every designer complying to their illegal doings - they weaken the resistance against digital piracy. Every one who lets them do it, contributes themselves in a passive way to illegal file sharing of this gimme gimme society, who think they have to have every thing no matter what and believe they are entitled to your work without paying you.

One more thing before I get off my soap box - would someone please go and steal a Porsche 911 for me? I cannot by any means afford one and want one sooo badly - where are the sharing caring people of this world lolololol??????? and yes, I want a black one if possible lol. but I guess I have to work some more and buy one, since this beautiful vehicle cannot be uploaded to rapidshare or pando lol.

have a nice Sunday, all of you
sincerely yours,
dedicated to the cause

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Lawyers? - Or just some pirates ?

During our journey through the depth of DMCA complaints, cease and desist letters and divers conversations with potential copyright infringing people we found out something astounding we just have to share with you, dearest reader.

whenever the infringing party receive such complaints (and after the 10th time we warn them finally decide to contact us) - they tell us they are lawyers!! copyright lawyers on top of it!
Some of them are not quite as bold and say 'one of their family members is a lawyer '(a copyright lawyer lol), don't want to take all the credits for their doings, but rather hide behind uncle or brother (or neighbor or milkman or whomever they have on their mind pushing forward as copyright specialist (those poor 'victims' probably don't even know about their 'elevation' lol).

Now, valued reader, isn't that strange?
Copyright lawyers all over the place and still they are so much wanted by well paying clients all over the world? Is it that the salary of a copyright lawyer is not as attractive as sitting at home and uploading files -or do they have no clients to take care of ?(what does not speak for the quality of their 'service'.

Hmmmm....maybe the copyright lawyers nowadays are doing those illegal uploads in their lunch break - maybe between two cases? As a kind of 'office sport'??? Maybe it is their 'dark side' breaking through and they finally want to commit a crime by themselves to see how the other side feels???

Nooo!! - NOW I KNOW!!! they want to attract new clients by sharing their stuff first and then offering help ROFL!!!! (by disclosing information about their pirate friends' IP's and addies and groups to us???) Well, we will sure recommend you to other store owners, who surely already have a copyright lawyer and probably don't need your business after all lol.

This is a nice try, dear pirates ,associates and script kiddies,  but rest assured, we sleep well, knowing now, that some of our customers might be lawyers, copyright lawyers, who watch over us like a mother hen over the chicks.But then - we already got a lawyer, heck!!- he even has an office and clients, a telephone number and a fax, toooooo!!! Not to mention a staff of legal assistants who support him in his work and is so involved in his work that he has no time for file sharing lol (what a blessing, he ensured us he don't need rapidshare points to get through the day and we tend to believe him)

To make a satirical story short and serious:::::It takes a better story to scare us and we will not be intimidated by your sore attempts to make us comply to digital piracy and file sharing. Not Now! Not Ever!

To our honest and valued customers, scrap designers, hobbyists, card artisans and web designer- we will further try all in our power to serve you and provide you with material you need for your pleasure or business. Beside providing sufficient licenses adjusted to your needs with as much freedom for creating as possible - we will make sure, that others don't steal and distribute what you have paid for at least not without consequences for their doings.

more curiosities from the world of sharing caring groups soon - stay tuned and CR compliant
sincerely yours, dedicated to the cause
Kat and Team

ps. this story is based on collected facts, the relation to real events can be proofed and is documented by NKDigitalArt. Thanks to all, who provided facts and proof, we appreciate your ongoing support, knowing what you are going through by monitoring groups and movements in the digital piracy scene. you are lambs amongst wolves and we understand if you at any point need to drop out of the team. Know that I am right beside you, fighting for the  cause and a coming generation of ecommerce merchants, who might have a better support by the law as it actually has been provided to protect their hard work and efforts from a ruthless and growing pirate community. If we don't stand up for fairness and a safe platform for working creatives - who will? thank you for all you do, KatNKDA