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OrigamiMei

I'm was searching for Photoshop textures on Google when I came across this:
http://www.photoshoproadmap.com/Photoshop-blog/download-50-splendid-retro-patterns-for-photoshop/

The second pattern in the first row was created by Anonymuse. As a matter of fact, here it is:
Vintage_Christmas

And another:
Back_Alley_Ribbon

And another
Then_Nobody_Can

.....the list goes on.
No credits are listed. They're even listed as free for commercial use.

Liebling

Actually, that first one if from one of TwoSouths pattern template Ornamental, with no credit.

Um, he's even asking for donations as a thank you for creating them. Odd.

I emailed Renee with the links. That's pitiful.

TwoSouth

I make complaint of this man to Google+

On his site, and my Google+ site. I will make more complaint.

Making to find his web provider too, and make a complaint.

Everyone who creates should make a complaint about him to theft. He say they are his to give, but no. And he wants $$.

People know what else I can do to stop this man, Enrique Flouret is thief?

TwoSouth

Maybe we make complaint about his website to godaddy.com. This is the information for his website:
Registered through: GoDaddy.com, LLC (http://www.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: PHOTOSHOPROADMAP.COM
Created on: 16-Jan-01
Expires on: 16-Jan-13
Last Updated on: 17-Jan-12

Registrant:
Enrique Flouret
Ayacucho 1435 7B Torre Callao
Capital Federal, 1111
Argentina

Administrative Contact:
Flouret, Enrique eflouret@gmail.com
Ayacucho 1435 7B Torre Callao
Capital Federal, 1111
Argentina
+54.1148158084

Technical Contact:
Flouret, Enrique eflouret@gmail.com
Ayacucho 1435 7B Torre Callao
Capital Federal, 1111
Argentina
+54.1148158084

Domain servers in listed order:
NS192.PAIR.COM
NS000.NS0.COM

TwoSouth

He Twitter @PSRoadmap also. I Tweet at him there to stop stealing from us and selling it.

OrigamiMei

>_<
I didn't even see where he asked for donations.
That takes the situation to a whole other level. He is accepting money for stolen property.
This makes me sad.

TwoSouth

He ask for donations at the bottom of that page. Thank you and Liebling for letting us know. I hope your things are not stolen OrigamiMei. Thank you.

I Tweet at bubs and notify godaddy.com and google+ legal with links to all and licenses. Maybe that can help. More people need to do this. And I am not happy. I message anonymuse.

I @TwoSouth74 on twitter now.

OrigamiMei

Nothing of mine was stolen. I hate the thought of someone ripping off our community. We have such great people here and no one should be taken advantage of.

TwoSouth wrote:
He ask for donations at the bottom of that page. Thank you and Liebling for letting us know. I hope your things are not stolen OrigamiMei. Thank you.

I Tweet at bubs and notify godaddy.com and google+ legal with links to all and licenses. Maybe that can help. More people need to do this. And I am not happy. I message anonymuse.

I @TwoSouth74 on twitter now.

TwoSouth

He takes it down now I think because he is caught, but it make me think that it is so easy to steal and make money from us. Makes me sad and sick too.

Liebling

I have a cached copy for anyone who needs me to email it. I'll email you a copy Renee.

I sent the cached copy to love@colourlovers.com

GabsGiggles

Ugh Meimei, I've seen ColourLovers patterns in a lot of pages with no credit. People use them freely not caring where they came from. I'm starting to think that the license is just an ornament. All the effort they put into creating templates so anyone can take them...

WinterLover

Agreed. I even used one without knowing! It was p r i m a v e r a by h a n a * and that pattern was created by ycc2106. I got the tumblr template from DollieCrave.com but currently don't see it up there anymore. Hopefully there aren't any other ones laying around.

GabsGiggles

:/ I've seen a couple of my patterns on different pages.
There are other CL patterns on that page, ehem several of them.
OrigamiMei wrote:
O_O
Wait....Isn't this one of Gabsgiggle's patterns?!

http://www.pinkforsure.com/tumblr/pattern/theme1-black.php?layout=53

OrigamiMei

Maybe it's my crazy hormones but this whole mess has me all teary-eyed and feeling deflated. I've assumed that people were more trust-worthy than we give them credit for but after this, I'm not so sure.

hana*

oh my gosh, i couldn't believe my eyes.....* just lamenting a bit *
i'm in such a bummed out mood now -_-

GabsGiggles wrote:
I'm starting to think that the license is just an ornament.

i totally agree with u. * sigh *

OrigamiMei

I've just realized I've posted this in the wrong forum. Sorry, guys!

Liebling

I do believe in accidents and mistakes. I don't believe in doing it 50 times and not noticing there was a license. *shrug*. And asking for a donation, and asking to give you credit for the patterns?

There are mistakes, and there are "oops, I got caught" mistakes. Pretty sure that he would have gone right on accepting credit until someone called him out on it. I talked to Renee last night and told her the apology was here, but I'm under the impression that she's just going to delete all her stuff now. I told her to sleep on it.

I am sorry for all the others too. Maybe we can get ahold of "dolliecrave" and get them taken down?
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OrigamiMei
OrigamiMei
Posted 16 minutes ago
I was thinking along the lines of "Holy snack cakes, Batman!"

eighteyed wrote:
Good grief.
Just Perfect Color
Just Perfect Color
Posted 43 minutes ago
No such thing as good grief but in psychotherapy circles.I am still not over my pets dying. I miss my Mom at times too. She taught me much about how to look at color.

I really know you mean well and you are pissed. I guess why not vent here? If other comments take you more in the direction you expected? Hope it works out for you.

You seem vibrant, creative and energetic? Sure this is the cause meant for you? Sure you can see possible outcomes at the end of it? I don't see any benefits at all to shaming people on a worldwide, internet, quite public site like this.

That was all I was trying to convey, long winded as I can be.

I wish you no harm or discomfort. You seem nice and passionate too---but with a bee in your bonnet that you need to decide how much attention and emotion you can spend on it. .
eighteyed
eighteyed
Posted 58 minutes ago
Good grief.
Just Perfect Color
Just Perfect Color
Posted 1 hour ago
eighteyed? Are you absolutely sure where the lines of intellectual property fall? I certainly do not mean to corner you because I really do agree with you. I admire you for starting this thread and venting. It cannot head anywhere good though unless people pick up some torches and ptichforks and storm some castle.

And please, how can there be an internal campaign on a site like this? I breeze through it without logging in. Does that make me external and not able to see shaming going on? I don't think so. This site reaches people all over the World.

Of course I despise the concept of people stealing IP and I live off royalties to a point. A color or color scheme itself is not protected by a copyright; unless represented in graphic or visual form and first creation can be established. I guess near everybody could file suit against others on this site for plagarism. I could learn to be angry like you for all those who find my hues, and values of them, for purple and lime green.

"Hang them," I think. We have not had good family entertainment on weekends since we stopped the practice. Most of the bandits you suggest plague the site will be lone wolves. But what if they have baby children, puppies, and kittens? Do you really want to see the adults they loved shunned on a color sharing site? Of course I joke but I don't see shaming people in public, ever, in any way, a good thing.

What sends me into fits is people who suggest whatever you find on the internet, you are free to use with attribution. If it shows up in forum comments here, why would you expect others to even think twice about "borrowing" colors, patterns, or repeat designs? Please explain to me the difference.

I have family who are lawyers, and gone now, is a cousin that was a federal judge. She was extremely nice but clever. The first thing she probably would ask you is if you brought a federal IP sort in front of you?

How many songs do you have on your music player or phone? Do you pay for a subscription to something like Spotify? Did you pay for any songs you downloaded to your listening devices? She would just want to know as you claimed horrible damages resulting from someone on ColourLovers replicating and stealing a pattern design or color palette of yours. I don't think she would hold it against you since not pertinent to your case.

I am really trying to get through to you that you face more danger continuing on this shaming path of yours if someone reacts and turns back on you than you can imagine. Do you have money to defend a deformation suit? You do know you have to defend a lawsuit to some point, no matter how absurd, a judgement could be entered against you? Is this crusade of your really worth it?

If I were you, and I know it is hard, just drop this. I don't want to seem trite, snippy or cliche, but pick your battles. Suck it up and move on. It is going to happen more and more on any public site sharing creativity. If you cannot handle it, and I certainly would not blame you, leave ColourLovers. You will miss it though.

When the real war over all this starts? I will be right on your side or two steps ahead screaming, "For Creatives!", with my face cleverly painted and a sword held over my head like Mel Gibson did once in some movie. You are not getting me into a kilt even with pattern designs from this site though.
Just Perfect Color
Just Perfect Color
Posted 2 hours ago
So, your are still considering options and you have the time do so for a bit longer?
Many color programs will let you import a photo, click your mouse, and they will kick back the percentage of color and digital codes for the pixels. Free and cheaper ones will only allow you to see so many. Mine is adjustable. I have mentioned it before, and I don't mean to hype it, but Color Impact is what I still use, all the time, in retirement to help family, friends and former clients stuck now. I think you can still try it full-featured for a time. It is only $30-40 for a license though.

Nice thing about things like fully configured Color Impact, or its competitors, is once you have colors abstracted, from say the New Zealand landscape where at least the background you want to emulate came from, you can be absolutely be near abusive in exploring them. You can build custom color wheels with a mouseclick. And of course explore palettes. Once you find one you like you can massage the values (lighter darker) of the colors you like. The blender will let you adjust the increments around both sides of the color wheel you built or let you see the line from one color to the next directly. You can even adjust color noise. Handy if you are looking for cool looking napkin color for your tables, or flowers that fit a color scheme.

One thing brides seem to experience these days is disappointment when having gone through what you are going through, they cannot find fabrics in the right color? People forget that places like Spoonflower are just spitting process color fabric dye. Their machines don't care if they print patterns or solid color on fabric.It is all CMYK to them. Just like your home inkjet but probably better tweaked for color accuracy.

I think Spoonflower, and others like it, only offer to print one side of fabric though. I have heard there are "perfecting" (carry over from the printing industry meaning a printing press could print both sides at the same time) machines in design centers around the World.

I am absolutely clueless about most fabric and thread stuff, save or how color gets in and those optioins. I had a person on staff that dealt with our clients into such stuff.

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