Sticking it to the Poser thieves & freeloaders.



  • @morkonan said in Sticking it to the Poser thieves & freeloaders.:

    Content Creators Reading This Post - Band together. Talk to the brokers and re-sellers. Work hard to help them make sure that they, as part of the artist community, are keeping their product lines free of Intellectual Property violations.

    As a graphic artist I've been banging that drum for years. I was lucky to work for large companies and the government, letting them worry about copyright, but now that I'd like to sell stuff for Poser/Daz I'm stymied by the lack of action by the brokers. Renderotia/CGBytes is the ONLY broker who issues take down notices to torrent and file sharing sites. I won't sell there since it's almost exclusively porn and has a comparatively small following. SM, Daz, Renderosity, CP all say they fight piracy but I've yet to see them do a darned blessed thing. The only way to get any action is if all CC's get together and boycott them. Moving to CGBytes would also be an interesting kick in the teeth to the other brokers. You're welcome to pick up that torch if you like as I've given up. I'm looking at joining the open source figure initiative for Blender. If I can't make any money with content, at least I can contribute to something worthwhile.



  • @Bobb said in [Sticking it to the Poser thieves & freeloaders.].. SM, Daz, Renderosity, CP all say they fight piracy but I've yet to see them do a darned blessed thing. ..

    I know that, years ago, at least DAZ and perhaps some others would issue notices and actively hunt for pirates/thieves. DAZ used to actively invite people to message/email them concerning such issues and to post locations/internet-addys and the like in the emails. I remember reporting a few of the more notorious websites at one time or another.

    One thing that has been done, though few talk about it, is that some content creators have released "broken" content into the slipstream of illegal hosting/torrent sites. When the thief goes to complain on a forum/website somewhere because they're missing necessary files or there is other peculiar behavior, BAM!... they get nailed for having an illegal copy of the product. Well, it's not like they can be punished, but they can be forced to admit to illegally downloading it and requested to purchase a legitimate copy.

    But, sabotaged products like this just aren't enough to flood out the wealth of re-upped, re-distributed, illegal copies of the legitimate files. DAZ, IMO, looks like its moving to more of a authorization-based content system for DS, which may be a way to secure artist loyalty.

    IMO, if SM worked on something like this, they might attract more competent artists who would be willing to start producing much more content, since they'd have their rights protected a bit better by the software, itself. Just a thought...



  • @morkonan Just for the record, I was on YouTube a couple months back and saw a video where someone claimed to be giving Poser 11 (or 2014, I forget) away at a reduced price. I brought the video to Nerd's attention. I don't know how long it took but the video was removed.



  • Help not sure what else to do. need reply asap
    i made purchase did not steal, however did not receive download link
    they took my money and did not give me shit
    i am PISSED. seriosly , this is why people steal your shit cause you try and rip them off
    sorry just angry
    seriously i have the license key, made purchase legally, just need the installer
    anybody just help me out
    what the hell did i do wrong i mean is this a legit company or did i get scammed



  • Help not sure what else to do. need reply asap
    i made purchase did not steal, however did not receive download link
    they took my money and did not give me shit
    i am PISSED. seriosly , this is why people steal your shit cause you try and rip them off
    sorry just angry
    seriously i have the license key, made purchase legally, just need the installer
    anybody just help me out
    what the hell did i do wrong i mean is this a legit company or did i get scammed

    contact me at my email if you have link matthew.allen_f52b@yahoo.com



  • step away from the keyboard, brother. Nobody is trying to rip you off. It's called a "technical error" and if you contact support they will help you out. Just a word of advice: You'll ALWAYS get better help from people if you are nice to them, it's just human nature.



  • Guest said

    Help not sure what else to do. need reply asap
    i made purchase did not steal, however did not receive download link
    they took my money and did not give me shit
    i am PISSED. seriosly , this is why people steal your shit cause you try and rip them off
    sorry just angry
    seriously i have the license key, made purchase legally, just need the installer

    Did you buy it here at Smith Micro?
    If you have the serial number, go to the Poser Update page, and get the Install Manager. When you run it, it will ask for the serial, and you should be able to download the latest version...



  • Hmmm... I replied, and I'm listed as a 'Guest'; interesting...

    Edit; and when I posted just now, it says it was posted "2 minutes from now"



  • @wandw no I think you replied to guest.



  • @ghostship said in Sticking it to the Poser thieves & freeloaders.:

    @wandw no I think you replied to guest.

    Is my name and avatar by the reply? It's not on my browser...



  • @wandw OK yeah, that post is F'ed up. No avatar, text on top of other text.